Languages Offered: French, Spanish, Latin, Russian
School Day: 7:15am – 2:15pm
Opened in 1909
One of the nation's first cohorts in the College Board's new Pre-AP program that offers focused content and skills to prepare students for AP and College-level coursework.
Courses that include over 50 honors, Dual Enrollment, SWDC, AP and Pre-AP options. Partnerships with University of Memphis, Methodist Hospital and Baptist College of Health Sciences that offer a focus in health sciences and allied health careers.
Tremendous racial and socio-economic diversity in the student population.
Band awarded Grand National Champions at the National High Stepping Band Competition. Jazz band won the Savannah Central Jazz Competition.
Every club in our building has a service component. Students must reach certain community service hours to remain in the club.
Extracurriculars: Athletics: Football, Baseball, Softball, Girls and Boys Basketball, Volleyball, Girls and Boys Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Wrestling, Golf, Bowling, Track, Cross Country, Ultimate Frisbee, Cheer-leading, Dance team. Fine Arts: Visual Art 1-4 Honors, Marching Band, Jazz Band, Wind Ensemble Band, Concert Band, Percussion Band, Women's and Men's Ensemble Choir, Jazz Choir, Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, Orchestra, Theater. Clubs and Activities: Mock Trial, Knowledge Bowl, 'The Warrior' Yearbook, Student Council, Bridge Builders, Memphis Challenge, REACH, Debate, Key, International, Green, Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society, World Language Honor Society, National English Honor Society, Wordsmith, Spanish Honor Society, Lenses, FCCLA, FBLA, Student Leadership Group, Engineering, AJ ROTC, Practical Law, Courageous Conversations
Special Education: Inclusion class, functional skills class
Parent Involvement: Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA)
Tours: Call Ms. Tranese Nelms at 416-5004 for shadowing or Ms. Minnie Parker-Blackmon at 416-3031 for touring.
Five counselors-1 for 9th, 1 for 10th, 11-12th we divide by alphabet among 3 counselors so they can work with the safe students for two years.
Our daughter is having a great academic, social and extra curricular experience at Central. As her parents, we are pleased with the AP courses, the quality of the teaching and direction she receives. We also have confidence in the administrative team, they run a tight ship and take every opportunity to reiterate what is expected of the students both on campus and when they are out in the community representing the school. Any parent looking for a quality public high school experience for their young person would do well by them to consider Memphis Central.
Challenging and enrichingParent 01/25/2016
Both of our sons graduated from Central, one in 2002, one in 2012. Both earned scholarships to excellent private colleges. Both had excellent teachers, administrators and classmates. It's a school where your child will learn how to think (great AP and honors options) and live in the real world (100% diversity).
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