Memphis Schools

Southwind High


  • Grades Served: 9 – 12
  • District: Shelby County Schools
  • State Designation: Reward School
  • 1523 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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  • Somewhat Diverse Economically73.9% of students are Economically Disadvantaged
  • Lacks Racial Diversity


49% 0.8% In 2015, 49% of students tested Proficient or Above
16.3 In 2015, the Average ACT Score for students was 16.3
74.5% In 2015, the Graduation Rate for seniors was 74.5%
5 In 2015, the TVAAS Growth Score showed more than 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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