Memphis Schools

Craigmont Middle

PUBLIC Optional

  • Grades Served: 6 – 8
  • District: Shelby County Schools
  • 524 Students
  • 25 Students per Teacher
  • Theme: International Studies
  • Languages Offered: Spanish
  • School Day: 7:15am – 2:15pm
  • Summer Programs: Craigmont Middle understands the need to prepare incoming 6th graders for middle school. As a result, a summer transition program is offered to 5th graders to help them become acclimated and successful at middle school.
  • Opened in 2001
  • Uniform Required
  • Craigmont Middle is an Optional School and offers the only middle school program in West Tennessee with an International Studies school-wide focus. All of Craigmont's students, including but not limited to Optional students, an opportunity to study and appreciate the diversity of other countries and their cultures. International collaborations have occurred with schools in other countries, further enhancing student involvement and the understanding of different cultures.
  • Craigmont utilizes a middle school approach, which incorporates teaming, cooperative learning, and problem-solving techniques. This ensures the developmental stage of the middle school student is cultivated. Although academics is paramount, teachers are trained to understand their cognitive and social/emotional variances to be successful.
  • Craigmont has several National Board Certified teachers on staff. 97% of its teachers hold a master's degree or above, and 90% of Science teachers hold degrees in either Biology, Chemistry, or Physics. Multiple teachers are bilingual in Spanish.
  • Beautiful campus features a multimedia center comparable to many college campuses; advanced technology and science laboratories; acoustically designed music suite housing the choir, band, and orchestra programs; state-of-the-art classrooms. Craigmont's athletic complex features a four-lane track, football and soccer practice fields, and baseball and softball fields.
  • Craigmont students are introduced to and immersed in numerous community service opportunities. Faculty and staff eagerly participated in the St. Jude Walk/Run and raised funds for the cause. Furthermore, Craigmont Middle School students, with parental consent, donated over $400 to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Students and staff support breast cancer awareness by wearing pink school-wide. Students host a canned food drive, and make holiday cards for the convalescent centers in the area.
  • Extracurriculars: Band, Choir, Orchestra, Baseball, Softball, Soccer, Football, Cheerleading, Basketball, Track, Chess Club, Debate Team, Public Speaking Club, Student Council, GEMS Girls Etiquette Club, RHOER Girls Etiquette Club, 21 Gents Male Step Team, International Studies Club, International Studies Annual School-wide Festival, Model United Nations Club, Student Ambassadors, Peer Mediators, Project Prevent, Art Club, National Junior Honor Society, Library Club, and the My Mentor and Me Program
  • Gifted Education: CLUE
  • Special Education: Functional skills class, Day treatment class
  • Parent Involvement: PTSO, Site-Based Decision Making Committee, School Interviewing Committee, testing proctors, tutors, mentors, hall monitors, guest speakers, traffic duty, event planning, and other district-approved volunteering
  • Tours: Call the principal at 901-416-7780 to schedule a tour to visit the school.

Enrollment Info

  • Students must be zoned to school or apply for transfer through Optional Process. See SCS Optional website for more details.
  • Application Requirements: For 2017-18 Optional attendance - Score at or above the 65th percentile on the Total Reading/Reading Composite of NWEA MAP and have A or B report card grades with no more than one semester average of C in any academic subject, as well as satisfactory conduct and attendance with no more than 15 absences and/or tardies.
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  • Somewhat Diverse Economically70.6% of students are Economically Disadvantaged
  • Lacks Racial Diversity


16% 7.5% In 2022, 16% of students tested Proficient or Above
5 In 2022, the TVAAS Growth Score showed more than expected growth

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