Details overview

Hours 7:15 AM - 2:15 PM
School leader Greg McCullough
District Shelby County Schools
Transportation options Yes

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Uniforms

Academic focus and philosophy

Instructional / curriculum models used Accelerated credit learning
Advanced placement (AP) courses
Classical
College preparatory
Core Knowledge
Direct instruction
Gifted / High performing
Hybrid / Blended learning
Honors track
Internships
Project-based
Standards-based
Virtual school

Classes

5
Visual Arts
including: Photography
6
Music
including: Theory
4
Languages
including: Russian
Music Band
Chamber music
Choir / Chorus
Jazz band
Orchestra
Theory
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Drama
Career and Tech programs Auto mechanics
Business management
Computer programming
Construction / Building
Cosmetology
Culinary
Electrical
HVAC
Industrial / Graphic Design
Pre-law
Welding certification
Media arts None
Visual arts Design
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Photography
Sculpture
World languages taught French
Latin
Russian
Spanish

Support

15
Facilities
including: Science lab
Facilities Art room
Audiovisual aids
Auditorium
Cafeteria
Computer lab
College / career center
Gym
Internet access
Kitchen
Learning lab
Library
Music room
Parent involvement center
Performance stage
Science lab
Extra learning resources (misc.) Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Career/college counseling
Counseling
Differentiated learning programs
Mentoring
Remediation
Tutoring
College preparation resources College prep programs/courses during the year
College information sessions/fairs
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
Summer college prep programs
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Level of special education programming Moderate - school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Level of ESL/ELL programming Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
Black 87% 23%
White 6% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Hispanic 3% 7%
Two or more races 0% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
Female 51% 49%
N/A 49% 51%
Male 49% 51%
Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program 62% 55%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

12
Girls Sports
including: Soccer
12
Boys Sports
including: Basketball
21
Clubs
including: Dance club
Girls sports Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross country
Golf
Rugby
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track
Ultimate
Volleyball
Boys sports Baseball
Basketball
Cross country
Football
Golf
Power lifting / Weight lifting
Rugby
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track
Ultimate Frisbee
Clubs Art club
Book / reading club
Community service
Dance club
Debate
Drama club
Drill team
Drum line
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
Flag girls
Foreign language and culture club
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
JROTC
Marching band
Math club
Mock trial competition club
Model UN
National Honor Society (NHS)
Science club
Student council / government
Yearbook
Clubs - dance Hip Hop
Extended care / Extended programs None

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
Students typically come from these schools Snowden MS
  JP Freeman MS
  Bellevue MS

Awards

Academic award Reward School for TN
Year received 2014

Teachers

22
Staff
including: Nurse
Staff Assistant principal
Art teacher
College counselor
Computer specialist
Cooking / nutrition teacher
Dance teacher
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Gifted Specialist
Coach(es)
Librarian / media specialist
Music teacher
PE instructor
Nurse
Poetry / Creative writing teacher
Reading specialist
Security personnel
School psychologist
School counselor
Special education coordinator
Speech therapist(s)
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
World languages spoken by staff French
German
Russian
Spanish

Neighborhood

Transportation options Buses / vans provided for students
Buses / vans shared with other schools
Accessible via public transportation
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner Rhodes College
  Methodist Hospital

Enrollment

Learn more Http://www.scsk12.org/uf/optional_schools/
Type of application deadline Contact the school / Multiple deadlines
# of applications received 700
For the year 2014-2015
# of students accepted 500
For the year 2014-2015

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012
Students by group NCES, 2011-2012