Memphis Schools

Hillcrest High

PUBLIC Charter

  • Grades Served: 9 – 12
  • District: Achievement School District
  • Operated By: Green Dot Public Schools
  • Status: Recent Turnaround
  • School turnaround happened in 2016
  • State Designation: Priority School
  • 527 Students
  • 25 Students per Teacher
  • Methodology: Project-Based Learning
  • Theme: STEM
  • Languages Offered: Spanish
  • School Day: 8:30am – 3:30pm
  • Summer Programs: Summer Bridge is a two-week program offered to all incoming 9th grade students. Students are introduced to their teachers, classmates, and opportunities to visit Mid-South college campuses. Summer Bridge prepares students for transitioning from middle to high school.
  • Uniform Required
  • Student ambassadors are responsible for bolstering school spirit, leading community service activities, serving as hosts to visitors and future Green Dot students.
  • The Leadership Club is a leadership-service club that works with students in the areas of college readiness and access and developing skills vital for school and life.
  • Diverse student body has students from Mexico, Mali, Senegal and Nigeria.
  • Extracurriculars: Junior Varsity and Varsity Football and Basketball, Senior Marching Band, Cross-Country and Track/Field, After-School program
  • Special Education: Inclusion (students with disabilities are integrated into the school to the maximum extent possible) and Functional Skills classes are offered. Students in Functional Skills classes are developmentally delayed and are offered curriculum that appropriately suits their abilities.
  • Parent Involvement: Hillcrest High and Green Dot Public Schools work 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, and hosts workshops on topics such as financial literacy, gang prevention, career development, and crime prevention. Hillcrest High hosts resume writing workshops, free tax prep, and a job fair in January. Please contact Percy Hunter, Parent and Community Engagement Coordinator,, for more information.
  • Tours: All Green Dot Public Schools offer tours the third Thursday of every month. Please contact Percy Hunter, Parent and Community Engagement Coordinator for more information.
  • Hillcrest High 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 Tennessee graduation requirements. They also assist students with college selection, financial aid, and ACT prep.
  • AP Classes: English Literature

Enrollment Info

  • Hillcrest High is a neighborhood school. Students living in the Whitehaven and Westwood communities are welcomed to enroll at Hillcrest High School.
  • Application Requirements: An online platform for registration is forthcoming. Please look for it in Spring 2017.
  • Application Process Begins: 02/01/2017
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  • Somewhat Diverse Economically84.4% of students are Economically Disadvantaged
  • Lacks Racial Diversity


20% 1.1% In 2015, 20% of students tested Proficient or Above
1 In 2015, the TVAAS Growth Score showed less than expected growth

Why are we still showing 2015 scores? Learn more in our Beware of 2016 Test Scores post. Visit the TN State Report Card for available 2016 scores.

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  • 4184 Graceland Dr, Memphis, TN 38116

  • Whitehaven Neighborhood
  • This school provides transportation
  • Bus transportation is provided for zoned students living outside the 1.5-mile Parental Responsibility Zone.

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