Memphis Schools

East High

PUBLIC Optional

  • Grades Served: 9 – 12
  • District: Shelby County Schools
  • 545 Students
  • Theme: College Preparatory for Health Sciences/Engineering
  • School Day: 7:15am – 2:15pm
  • Opened in 1948
  • Uniform Required
  • Full Honors curriculum emphasizes science, technology, engineering processes and mathematics to prepare students for success in the post-secondary and professional arenas of engineering or health sciences
  • School partners with local universities to offer a Dual Enrollment course in Interactive Multimedia Design
  • Offers a wide variety of electives, including an art program in which students frequently produce award-winning artwork
  • Debate team consistently places in top five in the district
  • Extracurriculars: Technology Student Association (TSA), the Health Occupation Student Association (HOSA), Art Club, Bridges, Drama Club, Family, Community, and Career Leaders of America (FCCLA), Key Club, Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society, National Honor Society, Poetry Club, Spanish Club, Student Council, TRiO, Girls in Science, Peer Power, Debbie Allen Dance Ensemble, and Competitive Dance
  • Special Education: Functional skills class
  • AP Classes: English, English Literature, Chemistry, Biology, U.S. History

Enrollment Info

  • Students must apply for transfer through Optional Process. See SCS Optional flyer for more details.
  • Application Requirements: For 2017-18 Optional attendance, preference will be given to qualified students who live within 2 miles of the school for 50% of available slots for the first 10 days of the Optional Application process. Applicants must score at or above the 50th percentile on the NWEA MAP, TCAP, ACT, PSAT, or SAT and possess a 3.0 GPA with no semester grade below a C. Satisfactory/above conduct and satisfactory attendance is required. Students are required to participate in a after-school credit-bearing class daily.
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  • Somewhat Diverse Economically29.5% of students are Economically Disadvantaged
  • Somewhat Diverse Racially


Letter Grade
61% 8.9% In 2023, 61% of students tested Proficient or Above
22.9 In 2023, the Average ACT Score for students was 22.9
98.3% In 2023, the Graduation Rate for seniors was 98.3%
5 In 2023, the TVAAS Growth Score showed more than expected growth

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