Memphis Schools

Lester Prep

PUBLIC Charter

  • Grades Served: 6 – 8
  • District: Achievement School District
  • Operated By: Capstone Education Group
  • 293 Students
  • 12 Students per Teacher
  • Methodology: Focus on math, reading, science, social studies and character development
  • Theme: College Preparatory
  • School Day: 7am – 3:30pm
  • Extended Calendar: We follow the SCS calendar
  • Uniform Required
  • Combination of focus areas of academics, character development and extra-curricular activities leading to the highest growth score offered by the state for 3 consecutive years on TN Ready - TVAAS 5
  • Learning labs to address reading and math deficits
  • Weekly and monthly student celebrations for academic and behavior performance; weekly community meetings
  • College field trips and back to back state championships in basketball
  • Memphis Grizzlies sponsored a state-of-the-art Blended Learning Lab inside Lester Community Center to help Lester Prep Scholars improve reading and math skills. We also have brand new renovated classrooms, halls and bathrooms. Come take a tour to see the new upgrades.
  • Extracurriculars: Baseball, Basketball, Book Clubs, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Culture Club, Football, Soccer, Step Team, Student Government, Track and Field, and Volleyball
  • Gifted Education: Pull out
  • Special Education: Inclusion and pullout
  • Parent Involvement: Parent Council, breakfast with the principal
  • Tours: Interested parents may call the front office to set up a personal tour.

Enrollment Info

  • Students within the school zone have guaranteed spots. Students outside of the zone are accepted on a first come first served basis as long as seats are available.
  • Application Process Begins: 03/02/2020
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  • Lacks Economic Diversity95% of students are Economically Disadvantaged
  • Lacks Racial Diversity


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

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  • 320 Carpenter St, Memphis, TN 38112

  • East Memphis Neighborhood
  • This school provides transportation
  • Bus transportation provided for zoned students living outside the 2-mile Parental Responsibility Zone.

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