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The Memphis School System
Memphis, Tennessee, is in the southwestern corner of the state along the banks of the Mississippi River. It is the economic and cultural center of the region, and at about 315 square miles, it is also one of the most sprawling cities in the nation. The population of Memphis is about 650,000, though due to the size of the city, many areas feel much less crowded than similarly populous urban areas. All the schools in the city are under the direction of the Shelby County Schools district, which operates about 200 schools serving approximately 147,000 students. It is currently the largest school system in the state and one of the largest in the nation.
If you have begun to feel like your child isn’t thriving in their academic setting, a personal tutor may be able to help. Varsity Tutors helps parents connect with experienced Memphis area tutors who are eager to help your child achieve their academic potential. Tutors can help students in Memphis outperform their school's average assessment scores. Consider the chart below of scores in the Memphis area as compared to Tennessee overall averages.
Memphis Test Scores
Students across the nation will begin preparing for nationally recognized college admittance tests such as the ACT and SAT before their junior year of high school. Students in Memphis start taking assessments as early as third grade with their first Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) exam. They will continue taking standardized exams throughout their high school career in a variety of subject areas, including reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies.
If your child is preparing for a TCAP or another standardized exam, a personal tutor in Memphis can help. Your child’s tutor can work with them on subject area concepts, or they can help your child with general test-taking strategies to use throughout their academic career.
Even children who are attending the best schools in Memphis may need a little extra help sometimes. Parents who are curious about how the best high schools in Memphis compare with others in the state should check out the table below.
Memphis High School Rankings
|High School||Memphis Ranking||State Ranking||AP Pass Rate|
|White Station High School||1||15||84%|
|Middle College High School||2||40||N/A|
|Germantown High School||3||52||25%|
|Central High School||4||69||49%|
|Freedom Preparatory Academy||5||N/A||N/A|
|Power Center Academy High School||6||N/A||N/A|
|Whitehaven High School||7||N/A||28%|
|Cordova High School||8||N/A||34%|
|Hollis F. Price Middle College High School||9||N/A||N/A|
|Ridgeway High School||10||N/A||26%|
The number of students in a classroom vying for an instructor’s attention can be a good indicator of the overall quality of a learning experience. When a teacher has too many students in a classroom, it makes it almost impossible to give each student the individualized attention they need to thrive. In the table below, you can see the student-to-teacher ratios for the ten largest high schools in Memphis.
Memphis Student-to-Teacher Ratios
White Station High School has a 18 1 student-teacher ratio.
Germantown High School has a 19 1 student-teacher ratio.
Cordova High School has a 20 1 student-teacher ratio.
Whitehaven High School has a 18 11 student-teacher ratio.
Central High School has a 18 1 student-teacher ratio.
Tennessee State Average has a 15 1 student-teacher ratio.
There are several options for students who want to pursue an undergraduate degree in the Memphis area. The following table lists the best area universities and how they compare to other schools in the country.
Memphis University Rankings
|College||National Rank||Acceptance Rate|
|University of Memphis||398||56%|
|Christian Brothers University||482||52%|
|Remington College - Memphis||N/A||81%|
|Baptist College of Health Sciences||N/A||100%|
|Memphis College of Art||N/A||39%|
|Visible Music College||N/A||98%|
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