Memphis Schools

Cornerstone Prep Lester Campus

PUBLIC Charter

  • Grades Served: PK – 5
  • District: Achievement School District
  • Operated By: Capstone Education Group
  • School turnaround happened in 2012
  • State Designation: Priority School
  • 450 Students
  • 12 Students per Teacher
  • Theme: College Preparatory
  • School Day: 7am – 3:30pm
  • Summer Programs: Summer Camp for 6 weeks
  • Uniform Required
  • Students improved their reading scores by an average of 1.5 grade levels in their first year
  • Students scored higher in math than 80% of similar students around the country on a recent national test
  • Recognized and visited by the United States Secretory of Education Arne Duncan for being an outstanding school
  • 99% of parents surveyed gave Cornerstone Prep an A or B as an overall school school performance grade
  • Students get lots of outside of school opportunities, including college visits, Grizzlies games, walking on the field at a University of Memphis football game and other events
  • Extracurriculars: Chess club, football, music, art, beats and rhymes, character education programs, mentoring, tutoring
  • Gifted Education: Complete gifted program with a certified teacher
  • Special Education: Small group teachers who work in classrooms and in a self-contained classroom
  • Parent Involvement: Parent council, volunteer tutoring or lunch or carpool or room adoption, class liaison, weekly class celebrations
  • Tours: Call the school to set up a personal tour

Enrollment Info

  • Students within the Cornerstone Prep school zone have guaranteed spots. Students outside of the zone are accepted on a first come first served basis as long as seats are available.
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  • Lacks Racial Diversity


19% -1.6% In 2015, 19% of students tested Proficient or Above
4 In 2015, the TVAAS Growth Score showed more than expected growth

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  • 320 Carpenter St, Memphis, TN 38112

  • East Memphis Neighborhood
  • This school provides transportation
  • Bus transportation provided for zoned students living outside the 1.5-mile Parental Responsibility Zone.

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