Memphis Schools

Memphis Business Academy High

PUBLIC Charter

  • Grades Served: 9 – 12
  • District: Shelby County Schools
  • 467 Students
  • 21 Students per Teacher
  • Theme: Business, Economics, Financial Literacy and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
  • Languages Offered: Spanish, ESL
  • School Day: 7:30am – 3:30pm
  • Summer Programs: Summer Enrichment is open to all enrolled students. MBA partners with TFA to offer an environment of individualized attention to prepare students for the next school year.
  • Opened in 2005
  • Uniform Required
  • Curriculum anchored in business, economics, financial literacy and now STEM. Every school in the network now has dedicated classes in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
  • Reading on Wednesday is a program designed to increase reading comprehension and strengthen understanding of grade level vocabulary
  • We are proud to have MBA Next in full swing. MBA Next students get hands on experience in computer programming and engineering design. As well as being able to utilize modern tools and equipment to discover their own creativity and ability.
  • TN Department of Education Reward School
  • Participation in the Memphis Police Department's Community Outreach Program has allowed MBA Execs to expand their anti-bullying agenda into other schools. Subsequently, the MPD uses MBA's CopWatch chapter as a model for community outreach.
  • Extracurriculars: Basketball, TBasketball, Track, Soccer, Volleyball, Cross-Country, Band, Choir, Robotics, DECA, Golfrack, Soccer, Volleyball, Cross-Country, Band, Choir, Robotics, Debate Club
  • Parent Involvement: Volunteer opportunities in the Parent Nights, After-School Activities, Special Events, Reading on Wednesday support, Community Garden
  • Tours: Parents may call the main office, 901-357-8680, or drop by for a guided tour with Dr. Menthia P. Bradley, Carrie Handerson or an MBA student.
  • Two counselors work with high school Execs to help them achieve their post-secondary goals. All grades take a practice ACT test and upperclassmen are offered dedicated ACT prep courses. Juniors and Seniors are designated computer lab time to register for ACT tests and apply for colleges, training programs and scholarships. Both counselors are present in the computer lab to assist and guide Execs. In addition, a computer station is set up in the counseling office where the door is always open.

Enrollment Info

  • Students are admitted on a first-come-first-served basis. Applications are processed within 14 days when parents are notified by mail. Once slots are filled, students are placed on a waiting list. Families on the wait list are notified the first week of school of any available openings.
  • Application Process Begins: 01/02/2017
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  • Lacks Economic Diversity90.6% of students are Economically Disadvantaged
  • Lacks Racial Diversity


11% -1.8% In 2019, 11% of students tested Proficient or Above
18 In 2019, the Average ACT Score for students was 18
93.5% In 2019, the Graduation Rate for seniors was 93.5%
2 In 2019, the TVAAS Growth Score showed less than expected growth

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  • 3306 Overton Crossing, Memphis, TN 38127

  • Frayser Neighborhood
  • This school provides transportation
  • Five buses follow preset routes to pick up students who need a ride. Seats are provided on a first come, first served basis. In addition, parents with students who attend elementary schools in the network may have their children bused from 3306 to the elementary schools.

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