Memphis Schools

American Way Middle


  • Grades Served: 6 – 8
  • District: Shelby County Schools
  • State Designation: Priority School
  • 713 Students
  • School Day: 8:15am – 3:15pm
  • Opened in 2004
  • Two computer labs, mobile laptop carts, class set of computers in Library Media Center, and SMART Boards in every classroom
  • Division Championship-winning football team for four years and City-Wide Runner-Up in 2013-14
  • Multiple award winning performing band
  • Extracurriculars: National Junior Honor Society, Student Council, International Garden Club, Foreign Language Club, Performing Band, Football, Basketball, Soccer, Track, Baseball and Softball, Book Club, Step Team, Yearbook Staff, Science Club, Drama Club, 'Men of Steel' Boys' Club, 'Dream Girls' Girls' Club, Music Exploration, Social Advocates
  • Gifted Education: CLUE
  • Special Education: Adaptive Functional Skills Class, Functional Skills Class
  • Parent Involvement: Volunteers

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  • Somewhat Diverse Economically79.2% of students are Economically Disadvantaged
  • Lacks Racial Diversity


6% 3.1% In 2022, 6% of students tested Proficient or Above
5 In 2022, the TVAAS Growth Score showed more than expected growth

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