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Memphis, TN
Students enrolled: 546

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5250 Tulane Road
Memphis, TN 38109

(901) 416-3156
(901) 416-3127
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August 05, 2015
they the best great good smart for our kids. keeps them quick. thats y they are great.

- submitted by a community member

August 30, 2014
Memphis isnt known for smart kids but this school says it all I am a student here and u can not come here with anything so I will try to give you information about the school we are one of a kind and with students who know their stuff

- submitted by a community member

January 27, 2014
Great school! Caring teachers. Monica Smith is a superb principal and runs a well organized school. We are pleased! Well kept secret!

- submitted by a parent

July 26, 2011
We feel we couldn't have made a better choice for our student than to attend JPF kindergarden program. The teachers are focues, prepared and in the business to teach (not just to get a paycheck). Looking forward to 1st grade!

- submitted by a parent
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February 24, 2010
This school is one of the best schools by far in Memphis Tn. I would refer someone to John P Freeman Optional School. They prepare you with great leadership and excellent priciple. Go J. P. Freeman!!!!

- submitted by a parent
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February 23, 2010
This is a school with high expectations in academics as well as discipline. Thinking about allowing your child to attend this school is the best choice you will make with your child's education.

- submitted by a student
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December 14, 2008
This school is OK. The lunch could be WAAAAY better, and there could be more of a variety of extracurricular ativities. Although this site says that we have dance and tennis, we don't. We used to have tennis but I think the teacher quit,and of my 4 years there they haven't had dance. And to end this I think that the principal is MEAN, but knows what she is doing(sometimes).

- submitted by a student
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June 15, 2008
This is a good school. I love attending it. We have a good principal. And good teachers that work hard to keep us active. My favorite subject is science because i love trying new things.

- submitted by a student

March 02, 2008
my child attends this school after transferring from another district in Tennessee. I must admit that I have been impressed by the caring and concern the teachers and administration have displayed. This school is truly a standout in Memphis City Schools.

- submitted by a parent

July 25, 2007
My daughter has attended J.P.Freeman Optional School for three years and we love it. The administration and faculty are professional and highly qualified and the curriculum is taught at an advance level. My daughter feels safe at this school and is learning at a higher level. All students 6th - 8th grade are either in the band or orchestra. The school offers many extracurricular activities and has a championship chess team. Parents are very involved at the school and are made to feel welcomed.

- submitted by a parent

June 29, 2007
One of the best public schools in the nation. I love the emphasis on reading and academics. My daughter loves it here. She has been an all A student since she started. There are all types of extracurricular activities e.g. choir, chess, sports ets. Parents are actively involved.

- submitted by a parent

May 25, 2007
I love John P Freeman. It is an excellent school. My child has attended J.P.F. for the last two years and I am very proud of him and his work attitude towards school. He loves it! I applaud the teachers and the students for their academic achievements! My child is in the second grade and has made principal honor roll or honor since attending.

- submitted by a parent

May 14, 2006
This is no longer an Optional School. The administration is not supportive and will not allow children to be children. The teachers are unhappy with administration and take it out on students. The students feel incarcarated. They also have the same issues that 'regular' schools have. HUge disappointment. They lose several teachers each year. No stability.

- submitted by a parent

January 30, 2006
Excellent for teaching study skills. Excessive amounts of homework but well worth it because it forces the children to study which becomes a habit by the time they are in high school. The discipline needed in college is also not an issue because of the study skills learned in the early years.

- submitted by a student

September 12, 2005
The experience of John P. Freeman and the administration was not up to the standards of my expectations. The school asks for parent involvement but resists it when ther is is a need for change. the school at this time has a large drop in enrollment due to parents looking at other options for college prep. education in a more comfortable atmosphere for the child and parent. The school also advertised for students to enroll this year. A top school should not have to look for qualified students. what's really going on? Many teachers have gone other places over the years.

- submitted by a parent

August 31, 2005
I am a high school alumni of Freeman; and loved the school. Outside of school I always found myself smarter than other students two and three grades above me. I played basketball, football, track, and I was in band. Being a all optional school the parents are very involved. I still remember the school song. This school is perfect for your child!!!

- submitted by a student

March 30, 2005
I really enjoy attending John P. Freeman Optional School. There I am accepted for who I am and I can just be me. There are many academic programs and extracurricular activities offered here at my school and I am a part of every single one of them. I really enjoy seeing the smiling faces from the principal, staff, and my fellow peers every morning.

- submitted by a student

November 29, 2004
Freeman is a great school that prepares students for the future. Parent should consider Freeman before any other school in the city. Check Freeman's TCAP Scores, one of the highest in the nation and has been that way for several years. - Reginald Drake

- submitted by a parent

May 12, 2004
This is a great school in terms of the curriculum and extra curriculum activities. They have great community adopters. The teachers are very good. The only draw back is the current Principal and Assistant Principal. They are very militaristic and mean. Parents and children don't feel welcome.

- submitted by a parent
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John P. Freeman Optional School
5250 Tulane Road, Memphis, TN  38109
(901) 416-3156
Last modified John P. Freeman Optional School is a Public school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
John P. Freeman Optional School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 32 reviews. Top