Memphis Schools

Freedom Preparatory Academy Middle School - Whitehaven

PUBLIC Charter

  • Grades Served: 6 – 8
  • District: Shelby County Schools
  • Operated By: Freedom Prep
  • 287 Students
  • 13 Students per Teacher
  • Theme: College Preparatory
  • Languages Offered: Spanish
  • School Day: 7:30am – 3:50pm
  • Extended Calendar: We have an extended school day, 10 Saturday Schools, and summer programming.
  • Summer Programs: We offer four weeks of extended instruction in literacy and mathematics designed to be fun, play-based, and engaging.
  • Opened in 2009
  • 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, math mastery, 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, and parents are contacted if teachers see a slip in attendance or academic performance; grade reports go out weekly and progress reports are distributed 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 experience a structured environment, but more relaxed than FPA elementary schools. There is a focus on getting students ready socially for high school before their matriculation.
  • Extracurriculars: Football, Basketball, Track, Cheerleading
  • Gifted Education: Additional programming is provided for gifted students.
  • Special Education: A more inclusive model is provided, and students are supported through the Special Pops program, no matter their IEP.
  • Parent Involvement: Parent/Teacher Organizations, Parent/Teacher Conferences, Open Houses, Family Nights, STAND, Volunteer Opportunities, The Memphis Lift
  • Tours: Call the school or Community Outreach (901-563-2680) to schedule a tour

Enrollment Info

  • 1. Complete application online or at school. 2. Attend mandatory parent meeting with school leadership. 3. Gather and submit complete registration packet. 4. Enrolled at Freedom Prep.
  • Application Process Begins: 01/01/2017
  • Lottery Date: 03/31/2017
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  • Highly Diverse Economically60.6% of students are Economically Disadvantaged
  • Lacks Racial Diversity


Letter Grade
16 In 2023, the Average ACT Score for students was 16
72.6% In 2023, the Graduation Rate for seniors was 72.6%
5 In 2023, the TVAAS Growth Score showed more than expected growth

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