Memphis Schools

Ridgeway High

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  • Grades Served: 9 – 12
  • District: Shelby County Schools
  • 904 Students
  • 24 Students per Teacher
  • Theme: International Baccalaureate
  • Languages Offered: French & Spanish
  • 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, soccer, cheer, pom
  • 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. Harville, 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

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  • Highly Diverse Economically54.3% of students are Economically Disadvantaged
  • Lacks Racial Diversity


9% 0.7% In 2022, 9% of students tested Proficient or Above
16 In 2022, the Average ACT Score for students was 16
80.1% In 2022, the Graduation Rate for seniors was 80.1%
1 In 2022, the TVAAS Growth Score showed less than expected growth

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