Memphis Schools

Ridgeway High

PUBLIC Optional

  • Grades Served: 9 – 12
  • District: Shelby County Schools
  • State Designation: Focus School
  • 1196 Students
  • 24 Students per Teacher
  • Methodology: International Baccalaureate
  • Languages Offered: French, Spanish, Chinese
  • School Day: 7:15am – 2:15pm
  • Opened in 1971
  • International Baccalaureate high school with middle and elementary IB feeder schools
  • Over 90 percent of Ridgeway's graduates enroll in post-secondary or technical institutions
  • School's recent graduates have gone on to attend Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Vanderbilt, Northwestern, Washington University, Spelman, UCLA, and others
  • Recent graduating classes have had Gates Millennium Scholars, National Achievement Scholars, and National Merit Scholars
  • Ridgeway's Freshman Academy houses more than 300 freshmen in the Annex and allows the school to closely monitor the transition from middle school to high school and instill academic strategies that will enable all students to experience success.
  • Extracurriculars: Drama, FBLA, football, basketball, baseball, softball, tennis, golf, volleyball, bowling
  • Special Education: Inclusion, ELL; functional skills class, behavior intervention class
  • Parent Involvement: PTSO, Football, Basketball, and Band Boosters
  • Tours: For the IB Programme, contact Dr. Amy Dorsey through the Main Office, 901-416-8820. For all other programs, contact Mrs. Grant, 901-416-1817, or Mrs. Norman, 901-416-1819. Tours are offered during or after school hours, with a shadowing option.
  • Offers 9 AP Classes
  • Offers Dual Enrollment in college courses

Enrollment Info

  • Students must be zoned to school or apply for transfer through Optional or General Choice Transfer Processes.
  • Application Requirements: For 2017-18 Optional attendance - Applicants must score at or above the 70th percentile on the total and composite Reading/Math NWEA MAP, TCAP, ACT, PSAT, or SAT and have As or Bs with no more than one C as a semester average in an academic subject. Applicant's report card must show satisfactory conduct and attendance, including no more than 15 absences and/or tardies. Enrollment in IB coursework is required.
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  • Somewhat Diverse Economically78.5% of students are Economically Disadvantaged
  • Lacks Racial Diversity


44% 5.3% In 2015, 44% of students tested Proficient or Above
3 In 2015, the TVAAS Growth Score showed 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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