Memphis Schools

Kirby Middle

PUBLIC Charter

  • Grades Served: 6 – 8
  • District: Achievement School District
  • Operated By: Green Dot Public Schools
  • Status: Recent Turnaround
  • School turnaround happened in 2016
  • State Designation: Priority School
  • 559 Students
  • 20 Students per Teacher
  • Theme: Project Based Learning
  • School Day: 8am – 3pm
  • Extended Care: 3pm – 5:30pm
  • Summer Programs: Summer Bridge is a two-week program designed to prepare incoming sixth graders for the transition into middle school. Students spend two weeks getting a review of the middle school curriculum, meeting teachers, and making new friends. The program culminates with a visit to different college campuses around the Mid-South. Members of the Cougar Marching Band spend the summer sharpening their skills and preparing for the coming school year.
  • Uniform Required
  • Kirby Middle School is operated by Green Dot Public Schools, a charter management organization with a proven history of turnaround work. Green Dot has created a college-going culture.
  • A free after-school program is open to all Kirby Middle students from 3:00pm to 5:00pm.
  • Reading and math intervention is offered to all students, creating more pathways to academic success.
  • Community partners work with the school to continuously beautify the campus. Kirby Middle and Green Dot have partnered with Home Depot to sow a community garden.
  • Extracurriculars: Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, Football, Track & Field, Baseball, Softball, Cheer, After School Program, and Drama Club.
  • Special Education: Functional skills class
  • Parent Involvement: Many opportunities for parents to be involved are offered. There is a quarterly breakfast with the principal, as well as monthly workshops that address many of the barriers to learning for students and parents. Volunteer opportunities and community engagement activities are offered as well.
  • Tours: All visitors are welcome. Guided tours of the school are available every third Thursday. Please contact Jocquell Rodgers,, for more information.

Enrollment Info

  • Parents need to fill out enrollment paperwork and bring proofs of residency.
  • Application Requirements: There are no application requirements. Kirby Middle is a neighborhood public school.
  • Application Process Begins: 02/01/2017
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  • Somewhat Diverse Economically73% of students are Economically Disadvantaged
  • Lacks Racial Diversity


21% 4.2% In 2015, 21% 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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  • 6670 E Raines Rd, Memphis, TN 38115

  • Southeast Neighborhood
  • This school provides transportation
  • Students are bussed from zoned areas within a two mile radius or the distance required by the zoned areas.

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