Memphis Schools

Bolton High

PUBLIC Optional

  • Grades Served: 9 – 12
  • District: Shelby County Schools
  • 733 Students
  • Methodology: International Baccalaureate
  • Theme: Automotive Technology and Information Technology/Robotics
  • Languages Offered: Latin, French and Spanish
  • School Day: 7:15am – 2:15pm
  • Opened in 1854
  • IB Diploma Programme is a challenging and rigorous two-year curriculum that occurs during the 11th and 12th grade years; school strives to adequately prepare IB candidates during the 9th and 10th grades within Bolton's pre-IB program
  • Automotive Service Technology program students learn about the key concepts necessary to succeed in the automotive field, such as general electrical systems, starting and charging systems, batteries, lighting, and electrical accessories; students also have the opportunity to compete in the Ford/AAA AutoSkills competition during their 11th and 12th grade years, as well as the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Building Competition
  • Students can take courses in technology, programming, software development and web design; opportunities to attend national and regional competitions to showcase their talents
  • Home to a Mid-South Food Pantry serving area families who are in need; students and families are involved in Make-A-Wish, Links of Love and Go Jim Go programs
  • Bolton High School choirs recently performed at the WTVMEA Concert Festival and received all superior ratings. Three of their IB artists had their artwork selected among hundreds of entries to be displayed in the Memphis International Airport. Bolton HOSA had an outstanding performance at HOSA Lower West TN. Students competed in 12 events and ribboned in 10, and they also successfully placed to attend the TN State Leadership Conference.
  • Extracurriculars: baseball, football, track and field, softball, soccer, golf, swimming, theatre robotics club, mock trial , French club, Awesome People/SADD, Book Club, Chess Club, Debate Club , Fellowship of Christian Athletes-FCA, Hearts Card Club , Hot Rodders of Tomorrow , International Club , Poetry Out Loud , Prom Committee, Beta Club, Key Club, Links of Love , Mentors of Bolton (MOB) , National Art Honor Society, National Honor Society , National Quill & Scroll Honor, Operation Smile, Peer Buddy , Thespians, and the 30+ Club
  • Gifted Education: CLUE
  • Special Education: Adaptive Functional Skills Class, Functional Skills Class, Behavior Intervention Class
  • Parent Involvement: PTSA, Booster Clubs for extracurricular activities
  • Offers 12 AP Classes

Enrollment Info

  • Application Requirements: For 2017-18 Optional attendance - for IB, score at or above 70th percentile on TCAP or ACT/PSAT/SAT. Have As/Bs and no more than one C for a semester average, with no Ds/Fs. For Auto or Info Technology, score at or above 50th percentile on TCAP or ACT/PSAT/SAT. Have no grade below a C. For both, have satisfactory conduct and attendance with no more than 15 absences/tardies.
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  • Highly Diverse Economically50.3% of students are Economically Disadvantaged
  • Lacks Racial Diversity


9% -0.8% In 2022, 9% of students tested Proficient or Above
16.1 In 2022, the Average ACT Score for students was 16.1
74.7% In 2022, the Graduation Rate for seniors was 74.7%
1 In 2022, the TVAAS Growth Score showed less than expected growth

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