Memphis Schools

Memphis S.T.E.M. Academy

PUBLIC Charter

  • Grades Served: KG – 5
  • District: Shelby County Schools
  • 335 Students
  • 17 Students per Teacher
  • Methodology: Project-Based Learning
  • Theme: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math)
  • School Day: 7:30 – 3:30
  • 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 2016
  • Uniform Required
  • The S.T.E.M. curriculum allows students to engage in robotics learning. Students apply Science, Math and Engineering to investigate global issues, challenges and real world problems.
  • Students apply technology strategically to answer complex questions and global issues.
  • Community partnerships provide opportunities to interact with local business leaders, parents and school sponsors to make the school a sustainable school.
  • School uses problem- and project-based instruction or design-based tasks to engage students in addressing complex contexts that reflect real-world situation. MSA students will learn, apply, integrate, and interpret rigorous science, technology, engineering and mathematic content to engage in inquiry, logical reasoning, collaboration, and creativity.
  • Reading on Wednesday is a program designed to increase reading comprehension and strengthen understanding of grade level vocabulary.
  • Extracurriculars: Basketball, Cheer, Soccer, Robotics, Art Club, Technology Club and Language 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, 901-353-1475, or drop by for a guided tour with Dr. Clark.

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.
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  • Somewhat Diverse Economically70.4% of students are Economically Disadvantaged
  • Lacks Racial Diversity


31% 21.1% In 2022, 31% of students tested Proficient or Above
5 In 2022, the TVAAS Growth Score showed more than expected growth

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  • 2450 Frayser Blvd., Memphis, TN 38127

  • Frayser Neighborhood
  • This school provides transportation
  • Three buses follow preset routes to pick up students who need a ride. Seats are provided on a first come, first served basis.

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