Memphis Schools

Granville T. Woods Academy of Innovation

PUBLIC Charter

  • Grades Served: KG – 8
  • District: Shelby County Schools
  • State Designation: Priority School
  • 392 Students
  • 20 Students per Teacher
  • Methodology: Project-Based Learning
  • Theme: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
  • School Day: 8am – 4pm
  • Extended Care: 6:30am – 6pm
  • Opened in 2015
  • Uniform Required
  • School's culture will be based upon building positive relationships with students, fostering a growth mindset and high expectations for student achievement
  • STEM - a fully integrated STEM curriculum to include computer programming, robotics and engineering starting in kindergarten
  • Students will be actively engaged in short and long term projects that encourage collaboration, teamwork, critical thinking and research skills aligned to the Common Core
  • Students will demonstrate respect for each other and accountability for their own learning which fosters a safe and secure learning environment
  • Leadership skills will be developed throughout all content areas and school activities
  • Extracurriculars: Hour of Code club, STEM club, Dance, Chess, Cheerleading, Basketball, Track, Flag
  • Gifted Education: Extended enrichment activities and competition such as Odyssey of the Mind and Sea Perch
  • Special Education: IEP implementation and RTI2
  • Parent Involvement: PTO, Classroom volunteers, fundraising, monthly parent nights, parent university, parent point celebrations
  • Tours: Mr. Rodney Coleman, family engagement specialist, is available for tours and visits Monday through Friday from 8am through 5pm.

Enrollment Info

  • Application Process Begins: 11/14/2016
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  • Somewhat Diverse Economically71.2% of students are Economically Disadvantaged
  • Lacks Racial Diversity


7% 2% In 2022, 7% of students tested Proficient or Above
2 In 2022, the TVAAS Growth Score showed less than expected growth

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