Memphis Schools

Southwind High


  • Grades Served: 9 – 12
  • District: Shelby County Schools
  • 1497 Students
  • Methodology: Project-Based Learning
  • Theme: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
  • Languages Offered: Spanish, French, Latin
  • School Day: 7:15am – 2:15pm
  • Opened in 2008
  • STEM platform school for Western Tennessee; awarded a $1.3 million dollar grant to start a STEM Academy; students compete in various programs such as First Robotics; HERFF Engineering Day, Canstruction, and Science Olympiad
  • Has been named a Reward school by the State of Tennessee for its success with academic growth during the 2011-12, 2012-13, and 2013-14 school years
  • 2013 graduate Reginald White won prestigious Bill and Melinda Gates Millennial Scholarship
  • Has three students who have been offered to study abroad with Bourlag Ruan Internship; students have studied abroad in China and India
  • Offers a freshman academy program that provides special programming to transition incoming ninth graders to the rigors of high school; offers Dual Enrollment college courses via partnership with U. of Memphis; offers career and technical courses in Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Engineering, Computer Science, Health Science, and Marketing
  • Special Education: Adaptive Functional Skills Class, Functional Skills Class, PreK Class, STEP Class
  • Offers 10 AP Classes

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  • Highly Diverse Economically47.2% of students are Economically Disadvantaged
  • Lacks Racial Diversity


12% 1.7% In 2022, 12% of students tested Proficient or Above
16.3 In 2022, the Average ACT Score for students was 16.3
79.9% In 2022, the Graduation Rate for seniors was 79.9%
1 In 2022, the TVAAS Growth Score showed less than expected growth

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