Memphis Schools

Memphis College Preparatory

PUBLIC Charter

  • Grades Served: KG – 5
  • District: Shelby County Schools
  • 284 Students
  • 18 Students per Teacher
  • Theme: College Preparatory
  • Languages Offered: Spanish Distance Learning Program
  • School Day: 7:45am – 4pm
  • Extended Care: 6am – 6pm
  • Opened in 2010
  • Uniform Required
  • Focus on college; classes are addressed by their year of college graduation; rooms bear the names of colleges and universities; students attend trips to colleges and universities
  • Two full-time, certified teachers per class in kindergarten and 1st grade
  • School-wide and classroom culture that rewards and teaches positive behavior via establishing clear expectations, modeling correct behavior, enforcing rules warmly, but strictly, developing and reinforcing strong character traits
  • Over 200 minutes per day of individualized literacy instruction, including writing, beginning in kindergarten; provides nearly 300 additional instructional hours per year than traditional schools
  • Uses proven curricular resources from country's highest-performing schools
  • Extracurriculars: Ballet, Spanish, Art, Tae Kwon Do, Tutoring Program
  • Gifted Education: Gifted scholars receive pull-out services designed to emphasize academic strengths
  • Special Education: Inclusion, individualized program ranging from academic consultation to resource and extended resource, for scholars with more intensive needs; speech/language, occupational, and physical therapies are available as needed
  • Parent Involvement: Volunteer opportunities are at a weekly level, and also can be set-up daily by calling the front office. Additionally, every quarter, families are invited to Parents and Pastries, an event where participate in a classroom activity that is designed to provide families with curricular and take-home resources to accelerate student learning at home. Families then attend our whole school community meeting to celebrate academic wins and community growth. Families also attend Data and Desserts nights to review student data and different components of our ELA and math curriculums, in addition to Parent Teacher Conferences.
  • Tours: To schedule a visit or a tour, contact Josh Giesler at or Edith Wilborn at or by phone at 901-620-6475.

Enrollment Info

  • Students are admitted first come, first serve.
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  • Somewhat Diverse Economically88% 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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  • 1500 Dunn Avenue, Memphis, TN 38105

  • South Memphis Neighborhood
  • This school provides transportation
  • MCP offers one shuttle bus from the Uptown community to its current building. Spaces are limited.

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