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Freedom Preparatory Academy Elementary School - Whitehaven

PUBLIC Charter

  • Grades Served: KG – 5
  • District: Shelby County Schools
  • Operated By: Freedom Prep
  • 533 Students
  • 15 Students per Teacher
  • Theme: College Preparatory, Literacy
  • Languages Offered: N/A
  • School Day: 7:29am – 3:50pm
  • Extended Care: n/a – n/a
  • Extended Calendar: We offer ten Saturday Schools per year.
  • Summer Programs: We offer a four week summer school
  • Opened in 2016
  • Uniform Required
  • Students are assigned homework every night and are required to attend after school tutoring, intervention and homework support.
  • Curriculum and culture are focused solely on literacy and college readiness. Social work supports are also in place to help students and families from a social perspective.
  • Focus on parental involvement; homework requires a parent signature, parents are contacted if teachers see a slip in attendance or academic performance, grade reports go out weekly and progress reports at the midpoint of each quarter.
  • A member of faculty greets all students individually every morning with a firm handshake and asks if the student is ready to start the day. Teachers care about student success and achievement.
  • Students receive more than seven hours of teacher-led instruction throughout the school day with additional time reserved for self-guided reading.
  • Extracurriculars: Enrichment during school hours, PE classes, Girl's Scout after school, Healthy Eating Program, Girl's Inc after school
  • Gifted Education: Additional programming is provided for gifted students.
  • Special Education: A more inclusive model is provided, and students are supported through a Special Populations program, no matter their IEP.
  • Parent Involvement: Parent/Teacher Organizations, Parent/Teacher Conferences, Open Houses, Family Nights, STAND, Volunteer Opportunities, Memphis Lift
  • Tours: Call the school or Community Outreach (901-563-2860) to schedule a tour.

Enrollment Info

  • 1. Complete parent interest form online. 2. Attend mandatory parent meeting with school leadership. 3. Gather and submit completed registration packet. 4. Enrolled at Freedom Prep!
  • Application Process Begins: 02/24/2020
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  • Lacks Racial Diversity


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5 In 2023, the TVAAS Growth Score showed more than expected growth

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  • 3750 Millbranch Road, Memphis, TN 38116

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

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