Memphis Schools

Sheffield High


  • Grades Served: 9 – 12
  • District: Shelby County Schools
  • State Designation: Priority School
  • 559 Students
  • Languages Offered: Spanish and French
  • School Day: 7:15am – 2:15pm
  • Uniform Required
  • Sheffield offers the AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, program. AVID is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and other postsecondary opportunities.
  • Sheffield was named a 2015 Tennessee Reward School (ranked in the top 5% of schools in the state in terms of growth).
  • All teachers offer after-school tutoring to assist students in meeting TNReady standards.
  • Students can receive intervention embedded in the regular school day through enrichment courses.
  • Teaching methodologies include Dr. Kinsella's Engagement, Cornell Notes, Close Reading, Annotation of Complex Text, Costa's Levels of Questioning, Gradual Release, and Socratic Seminar
  • Extracurriculars: Football, Volleyball, Girls and Boys Basketball, Girls and Boys Track, Girls Softball, Baseball, Girls and Boys Soccer, Distinguished Gentlemen and Lady Pearls Club-Community Service Organizations, Future Business Leaders of America, Choir, Cheerleaders, Majorettes, Color Guard, International Club, Student Government Association, Knights Book Club, Science Club
  • Special Education: Inclusion, STEP, Functional Skills Classroom
  • Parent Involvement: PTSA, volunteer opportunities, fundraising, special events, parent information sessions and award ceremonies
  • Offers Junior ROTC

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  • Highly Diverse Economically68.3% of students are Economically Disadvantaged
  • Lacks Racial Diversity


4% 0.5% In 2022, 4% of students tested Proficient or Above
13.6 In 2022, the Average ACT Score for students was 13.6
53.7% In 2022, the Graduation Rate for seniors was 53.7%
1 In 2022, the TVAAS Growth Score showed less than expected growth

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  • This information provides a great snap shot about Sheffield High and it's continuing move into the right direction.Other 05/08/2015
    Others should know about the positive impact this school is making by being in the community. The Career and Technology Center also collaborates with the neighboring elementary school in educational and vocational planning.
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