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Promise Academy

Charter | K-5 | 475 students

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Posted November 4, 2013

Promise Academy is an awesome school. The children start the day in morning assembly; learning new words and phrases for the day together; say the pledge of allegiance and recite the Promise Pledge [I promise to do my best today. I promise to listen, follow directions and act responsibly. I promise not to waste this day because it will never come again.]. There is a very energized staff working with the students of Promise Academy. There leadership is top notch. There librarian is a jewel; she actually teaches the same core information as any other teacher at the school. From kindergarten to firth grade the students learn they are global learners and are college bound. They also receive breakfast, lunch and a nutritous snack each day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

Children, teachers, parents, administration, staff, and board members striving for excellence!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

Located in the heart of North Memphis, an area that has the nation's highest infant mortality rate, education is literally a matter of life or death for Promise Academy's students. Promise's faculty and staff accept this challenge head on everyday. Their commitment to high expectations, honor, and the belief that every child WILL learn translates into hope, excellence, and perseverance for the children, opening young eyes to a whole new world of opportunity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

I love Promise Academy because it is a safe place for children to learn, grow and become the super citizens of the world. It is a fantastic environment and these children are amazing. Promise Academy is GOING GLOBAL!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 17, 2009

I love promise because of the family type atmosphere her between the teachers and the students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Our school has the most amazing students and staff. Our teachers are dedicated to making sure each student is college bound. We do not want our children to just get by. Promise wants all children to grow in to successful, productive, educated adults.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Promise Academy has an atmosphere and focus that impacts you as an individual the minute you enter their doors. I have never been in a school where everyone was so focused and excited about the education and exposure to more for these inner city children.


Posted September 17, 2009

Promise academy is an exceptional school focused on rearing exceptional students committed to excellence, honor and committment! i truly look forward to coming to school everyday as a true committment to make sure we continue to inspire the mind, body and spirit of our children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Promise Academy is different from any other school. Our teachers are more that just teachers, they are life-long mentors. The kids are involved in many extra-curricular activities that keep them active, as well as involved in the community. Our main focus is to prepare our students not only for college, but for life itself. GO GLOBAL WITH PROMISE ACADEMY!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Promise Academy is an excellent charter school teaching our children to be the best, not just in school but in life.We teach our children to show honor, integrity, and excellence in every thing they do.We teach them to think outside the box, outside the school, outside the state. We teach our children to GO GLOBAL!!!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 17, 2009

Promise Academy's central and only work is to teach and inspire the mind, body and spirit of children so that they can rise above the rest and succeed in any academic or cultural setting. Their commitment to preparing children for bright futures empowers me to support this AWESOME school!


Posted November 4, 2007

This is a wonderful learning environment. I am blessed for my child to be at Promise Academy! The staff is great! The principal is looking out for the students best interest. What a School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2007

I am very glad my grandchildren are attending Promise Academy due to the leadership of the teachers and principal. The children are learning so much more than they did in Memphis City Schools. They enjoy attending Promise Academy because the teachers motivate them to learn and give them homework daily. They love going on field trips and when Mayor Wharton came to the school that was a highlight for my grandchildren. They are learning emotionally, physically, and academically. Keep up the great job you are doing in the lives of my grandchildren and the other students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2007

Great curriculum and excellent teachers make this a quality learning environment that has outstanding parental involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
21%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 49% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
18%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
21%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 84% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 49% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
44%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 48% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
29%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
3%

2011

 
 
3%

2010

 
 
9%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 88% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 55% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 87% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students63%
African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students34%
African American34%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students50%
African American51%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students70%
African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade 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

Math

All Students52%
African American51%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students35%
African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students48%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students88%
African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade 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

Math

All Students57%
African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students41%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students43%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students64%
African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 98% 24%
Hispanic 2% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
White 0% 67%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 7:15 am
School end time
  • 4:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 6:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (901) 324-4457

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Co-teaching in primary grades
  • College prep
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Project-based
  • Teacher-run
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Judo / Other Martial Arts
  • Kickball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Judo / Other Martial Arts
  • Kickball
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
Media arts
  • None
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Tutor
School leaders can update this information here.

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9 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
475
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
510
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1635 Georgian Dr
Memphis, TN 38127
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Phone: (901) 526-9750

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