Memphis Schools

The Soulsville Charter School

PUBLIC Charter

  • Grades Served: 6 – 12
  • District: Shelby County Schools
  • 641 Students
  • Theme: College Preparatory
  • Languages Offered: Spanish, Latin
  • School Day: 7:40am – 3:30pm
  • Extended Care: 3:30pm – 6pm
  • Extended Calendar: Additional 1-week summer term spent on a college campus for middle school students; also offers four Saturday reward experiences that kids can earn
  • Summer Programs: An additional 1-week summer service term offered to students in grades 9-12, as well as an additional 1-week programming at the end of the school year for our middle school students.
  • Opened in 2005
  • Uniform Required
  • Winner of a 2015 Value-Added Achievement Award from Education Consumers Foundation; U.S. News and World Report Nationally Ranked High School; Winner of a 2015 Value-Added Achievement Award from Education Consumers Foundation; U.S. News and World Report Nationally Ranked High School; 2014 Tennessee Reward School; 2015 SCORE Prize winner
  • Grammy System -- a school-wide, points-based incentive program that reinforces good character and allows students to earn many types of rewards for doing the right thing
  • After-school tutoring program until 4:30 for students needing extra help
  • College and Alumni Support: every high school student has a summer growth experience (internship, volunteer, experience, job, etc.); every Junior has ACT preparation built into the school day free of charge to families; every senior has Senior Seminar built into the school day where he/she is ushered through the college admissions process, the scholarship application process, and the details of matriculation; every alum has access to Alumni Support Counselor for help navigating college and life after high s
  • Offers strings, jazz, and choir instruction and ensembles to high school students; through partnership with Stax Music Academy, provides music offerings to middle school students in choir and strings
  • Extracurriculars: Volleyball, golf, basketball, rugby, cross country, award-winning debate team,honor societies and clubs, including the National Junior Honor Society, National Honor Society, Key Club, Drama Club, Model UN, FHAO Student Leadership Club, Brown Girl Dreams, Insanity Fitness Club, Peace Jam, Salsa Club, Travel Club, Spanish Club, Street Law Club, Green Team!, Yearbook, Student Ambassadors, and others
  • Gifted Education: Provided
  • Special Education: Inclusion
  • Parent Involvement: PTA, Parent Nights, parent-teacher conference days
  • Tours: Contact the main office to set up a tour and/or visit.
  • School has an office of multiple staff members dedicated to preparing students resumes by engaging them with summer programs, preparing them for the ACT test their junior year and helping them with college and financial aid applications. School also has an alumni support position to help students who have already gone off to college.
  • Offers 6 AP Classes

Enrollment Info

  • Applications for 100 6th grade seats are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis beginning the first Monday in December. After a 30-day application period, if the number of applications is less than the number of seats available (typically the case), all applicants receive admission and students continue to receive admission as applications are received until seats are filled. All additional 6th grade apps, as well as all apps for any 7-9th grades are placed into a lottery that happens in early April.
  • Application Requirements: Please come to main office to receive an application.
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  • Highly Diverse Economically63% of students are Economically Disadvantaged
  • Lacks Racial Diversity


Letter Grade
16.5 In 2023, the Average ACT Score for students was 16.5
91.8% In 2023, the Graduation Rate for seniors was 91.8%
5 In 2023, the TVAAS Growth Score showed more than expected growth

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  • Great place to teach and work!Teacher/Staff 02/01/2015
    I've been to a lot of schools in Shelby County, and I think that TSCS is hands down one of the best places for teachers to work. The school leadership is top notch. They work incredibly hard to allow all teachers to do what they want to do most - teach in a purposeful and meaningful way. The school culture is very focused on achievement and college preparedness but still allows enough curricular freedom for teachers to be creative with what the do in the classroom every day. The students are very bought into the concept of the school itself and it shows in their work. I will say that the work load isn't light - come prepared to give 100% from 7 am until 4:30 PM, and sometimes later. That said, the outcomes make it worth while. Even when you put in that extra time, you know that it will pay off in the end.
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