Memphis Schools

Fairley High

PUBLIC Charter

  • Grades Served: 9 – 12
  • District: Achievement School District
  • Operated By: Green Dot Public Schools
  • School turnaround happened in 2014
  • State Designation: Priority School
  • 353 Students
  • Methodology: STEM
  • Theme: Fairley High School prepares all students for college, leadership, and life.
  • Languages Offered: Spanish
  • School Day: 8:30am – 3:30pm
  • Summer Programs: Fairley High School offers a two week summer bridge to all 9th grade students entering Fairley. Students are introduced to their teachers, classmates and opportunities to visit college campuses. Summer Bridge prepares incoming 9th graders for the fast paced changes that come along with high school. The Power Source Band also holds band camp during the summer to prepare students for the many athletic and marching band performances.
  • Uniform Required
  • ALSAC professionals mentor students weekly to develop strong social skills, strengthen academic skills and work on character development.
  • Band was overall grand champion at the 2014 Memphis Show Band Invitational Battle of the Bands.
  • After-school Program bridges the opportunity gap by creating transformational learning opportunities in the areas of Academics, Visual and Performing Arts, Life Skills and Employment, Civics and Community Service and Physical Activities and Nutrition.
  • Student Ambassadors are responsible for bolstering school spirit, leading community activities, serving as hosts to visitors and future Green Dot students, modeling schoolwide expectations for academics and conduct, and collaborating with school leaders to cultivate a safe school environment
  • The Leadership Club is a leadership-service club that works with students in the area of college readiness and access, and developing skills vital for school and life.
  • Extracurriculars: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Football, Softball, Tennis, Track, Volleyball, Band, After School Program, Student Ambassadors, Student Government, Leadership Memphis and National Honor Society
  • Special Education: Inclusion (students with disabilities are integrated into the school to the maximum extent possible). Functional skills classes are also offered. These students are developmentally delayed and are offered curriculum that appropriately suits their abilities.
  • Parent Involvement: Works with parents and families to address the issues they and their children face outside the classroom that can affect their learning and lives as a whole; hosts workshops on topics such as financial literacy, gang prevention, career development and crime prevention. Hosts a resume writing workshop, free tax prep and job fair in January. Please contact Percy Hunter, Parent and Community Engagement Coordinator, for more information.
  • Tours: Tours are provided upon request.
  • Fairley students take part in Advisory, an intensive year-long college prep course. Through Advisory, students are introduced to FAFSA, college applications and assistance with scholarships. There are also school academic counselors available to assist students with enrolling in the proper coursework to meet the TN graduation requirements. They also assist students with college selection, financial aide and ACT prep.
  • AP Classes: Biology, Calculus, English Literature & Composition, English Literature, Government and US History

Enrollment Info

  • Fairley High is a neighborhood school. Students living in the Whitehaven, Westwood and South Memphis communities are welcomed to enroll at Fairley High School.
  • Application Process Begins: 01/06/2020
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  • Highly Diverse Economically51.8% of students are Economically Disadvantaged
  • Lacks Racial Diversity


5% 2.1% In 2022, 5% of students tested Proficient or Above
13.8 In 2022, the Average ACT Score for students was 13.8
61.7% In 2022, the Graduation Rate for seniors was 61.7%
2 In 2022, the TVAAS Growth Score showed less than expected growth

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  • 4950 Fairley Rd, Memphis, TN 38109

  • Whitehaven Neighborhood
  • This school provides transportation
  • Bus transportation provided for zoned students living outside the 1.5-mile Parental Responsibility Zone. We also offer a bus to students in South Memphis at Riverview Community Center and 1880 Prospect.

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