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City University School Of Liberal Arts

Charter | 9-12 | 320 students

 

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Posted July 25, 2013

I SEE THAT I MADE A BIG MISTAKE TO TRANSFFER MY DAUGHTER FROM CU BUT DUE TO HARDSHIP I HAD TO DO WHAT I HAD TO DO. MY DAUGHTER HAD A INTER VIEW THIS YEAR BUT WAS PLACED ON THE WAITING LIST BUT I HOPE THEY WILL CONSIDER MY DAUGHTER FOR THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR 2013-2014 AS A STUDENT. BEST SCHOOL SHE HAS EVER ATTENDED!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE CONSIDER US
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2010

I have a student at CU and I am aware that most of their teachers are not certified! I am not pleased with this school where the Administration use inappropriate language toward the students also the inconsistency with different school policies and with such huge turn-over s. I've not had a great experience with CU. So unprofessional.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2010

I have a current Junior at City U. They were afforded a wonderful opportunity to travel to several different colleges for a tour. They went to TSU, MTSU, Spellman and Morehouse. City does prep the scholars for college. They are well informed before graduation. I love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

I just attend City University this year and I already love it. I am learning so much. You will make a good choice if your child attend this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 25, 2009

My child attends the all boys prep middle school. I was blown away at open house last night with the technology and structure of the school. They use SmartBoard which allows the teacher to go over the assignments from the lab top. My son loves the school and this is the first time he has ever come home talking about what he did at school that day. They still have more openings if you want to enroll your son. It's really a private education for free. I highly recommend it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2009

City University is a great school. My daughter has become more than I could have imagine and more. The staff do the best they can to care for each scholar as an individual. This is the school that make you feel like family. Your scholar will learn academics and social skills to prepare them to become productive citzens and leaders. You will not go wrong if you choose CU!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2009

City University School is one of the grestest school. They make sure the scholars are ready for college. It is one of the most safety school in the city.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2008

My daughter graduated from this school in '08..I cound not have made a better chioce for my childs future. If you are looking to send your child to a school where there's no structure and the children run the school and education is not of any importance and parental involvement is not required...well, City University is not the school for you or your child. Might want to try any MCS. With the support of the staff I have seen my child blossom over the last 4 years...I could not be a more proud parent. Thank You CUS for your support over the years...I only hope that other parents take advantage of what this school has to offer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2007

City University was an outstanding choice for my daughter. I have seen her growth and development from the ninth grade up to now, her senior year. All of it is due to the school and their commitment to the 'scholars'.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 65% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
44%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 42% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
3%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 62% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
32%
English I

The state average for English I was 68% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
50%
English II

The state average for English II was 59% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
59%
English III

The state average for English III was 40% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
25%
U.S. History

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students23%
African American22%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Algebra II

All Students7%
African American5%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged7%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students23%
African American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English I

All Students46%
African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students32%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English III

All Students29%
African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Students93%
African American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 100% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 7%
Two or more races 0% 1%
White 0% 67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 56%N/A49%
Male 44%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1500 Dunn Av
Memphis, TN 38106
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