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STAR Academy

PUBLIC Charter

  • Grades Served: KG – 6
  • District: Shelby County Schools
  • 277 Students
  • 18 Students per Teacher
  • Methodology: Comprehensive curricula; Response to Intervention
  • Theme: STAR Academy is a college preparatory school.
  • Languages Offered: Mandarin Chinese; Considering our no longer domestic but global economy, we prepare our students to compete and thrive at the highest levels.
  • School Day: 8am – 3pm
  • Extended Care: 6:30am – 6pm
  • Summer Programs: STAR Academy is scheduled to be the host site for the Summer Slam Program which is sponsored and led by the Rising Together Foundation. Rising Together promotes high academic, leadership, and character standards and broadens peer relationships among students throughout the greater community. Designed to foster academic preparedness for a group of emerging academic and social leaders, the programs and events develop and connect future leaders of our community.
  • Opened in 2004
  • Uniform Required
  • High level of parental involvement
  • College tours (5th grade)
  • Small, nurturing environment
  • Safe campus, including security cameras, buzz-in entry, security/safety guards present daily.
  • Technology in every classroom, computer lab, mobile computer lab
  • Extracurriculars: Pee Wee, Junior Varsity, and Varsity Basketball, Junior Varsity and Varsity Cheer Squad, Violin Ensemble, Honors Chorus, Music Education, Student Council (Officers Elected Annually), National Junior Beta Club
  • Gifted Education: STAR provides advanced enrichment for scholars that perform at the 90th percentile, including projects, activities, and life and cultural experiences.
  • Special Education: Full inclusion, speech/language pathology, additional services as needed due to IEP specifications.
  • Parent Involvement: PTO, 20 hours of parental involvement required per family, quarterly, parent report card grades, parent academy trainings, volunteers.
  • Tours: Please feel free to contact the school at 901-387-5050 or via email at tfreeman@staracademycharter.org. We look forward to meeting you and talking about the rich learning environment at STAR!

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Diversity

  • Lacks Economic Diversity93% of students are Economically Disadvantaged
  • Lacks Racial Diversity

Performance

Achievement
19% -4.8% In 2019, 19% of students tested Proficient or Above
Growth
1 In 2019, the TVAAS Growth Score showed less than expected growth

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