Memphis Schools

Craigmont High

PUBLIC Optional

  • Grades Served: 9 – 12
  • District: Shelby County Schools
  • 765 Students
  • Methodology: Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)
  • Theme: College Preparatory/International Studies
  • Languages Offered: Spanish, French, German
  • School Day: 7:15am – 2:15pm
  • Opened in 1974
  • Uniform Required
  • 2016 graduates were offered grants and scholarships exceeding $6 million for colleges and universities
  • Students participate in International Competitions: competitive events in Power Point, creative writing, visual art, poetry, vocal and performance music, cooking and more
  • Facilities include an outdoor classroom and nature trail, an International Reception Area and Center, a student-run culinary arts restaurant and more
  • Craigmont Band won this year's Southern Heritage Battle of the Bands
  • Craigmont Optional Programs annual participation in the student foreign exchange program in collaboration with the city's annual Memphis In May event.
  • Extracurriculars: STEMS, Robotics, Debate, Mock Trial, National Honors Society, ACT 21 Club, Knowledge Bowl, Student Council, Imperial Gents, Precious Jewels, Broadcasting, Journalism, Choir, Band, Methodist Hospital Candy Stripers, SHAPE, FBLA, Skills USA, FCCLA, Spanish Club, German Club, Art Studio, Cheerleading, Tennis, Volleyball, Football, Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Bowling, Cross Country Track, and Track & Field
  • Special Education: Functional skills class, day treatment class
  • Parent Involvement: Parent-Teacher-Student Organization, volunteer opportunities, Athletic Boosters Club
  • Tours: Students and parents interested in touring the school must contact the main office at (901) 416-4312. If interested in the optional program, the contact is James Moseley.
  • Three guidance counselors ensure student schedules & coursework are accurate, diploma requirements are being fulfilled, enroll students in dual enrollment & course recovery, assisting with post-secondary preparation, counseling through difficult & stressful times, & helping with standardized testing.
  • Offers 7 AP Classes
  • Offers Dual Enrollment in college courses
  • Offers Junior ROTC

Enrollment Info

  • Application Requirements: For 2017-18 Optional attendance - Score at or above 65th percentile on the NWEA MAP, TCAP, ACT, PSAT, or SAT within the past year; have A or B semester averages with no more than one C as a semester average in any academic subject prior to admission; have satisfactory conduct and attendance with no more than 15 absences and/or tardies.
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  • Highly Diverse Economically66.1% of students are Economically Disadvantaged
  • Lacks Racial Diversity


10% 2% In 2022, 10% of students tested Proficient or Above
15.3 In 2022, the Average ACT Score for students was 15.3
58.6% In 2022, the Graduation Rate for seniors was 58.6%
3 In 2022, the TVAAS Growth Score showed expected growth

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