Memphis Schools

Whitehaven High

PUBLIC Optional

  • Grades Served: 9 – 12
  • District: Shelby County Schools
  • 1566 Students
  • Theme: College Preparatory, Business & Finance
  • Languages Offered: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, German, and Spanish
  • School Day: 7:15am – 2:15pm
  • Opened in 1927
  • Uniform Required
  • Student Summer College Preparatory and Boarding School boasts more than 200 participants yearly.
  • In 2014-2015, students received $85 Million in Academic Scholarships and a total of $162 Million in Scholarship offerings in the past 5 years.
  • 23 Faculty and Staff are Whitehaven graduates
  • Founders of the 30+ Club (Students who score 30 or above in a subtest or composite on the ACT)
  • School has gained Industry Certification in the areas of Career Readiness Certification, Automotive Service Excellence, IC3, and MOUSSE, and more than 100 students receive certificates every year
  • Extracurriculars: 30 + ACT Club, Million Dollar Tiger Scholarship Club, Sounds of Perfection Performing Band, "W" Athletic Club, Kiwanis Key Club, AJROTC Battalion, Debate Team (and students have won contests at the National Level), DECA, Future Business Leaders of America, Skills USA, The Crossroad's Yearbook and Journalism Club, Summer College Preparatory and Boarding School Participants' Group, Student Government Council, National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, News Channel 3 Knowledge Bowl Team, and Robotics Team
  • Special Education: Inclusion; functional skills class
  • Parent Involvement: PTSA and Leadership Council
  • Offers 7 AP Classes

Enrollment Info

  • Students must be zoned to school or apply for transfer through Optional or General Choice Transfer Processes. See SCS Optional website for more details on eligibility requirements.
  • Application Requirements: For 2017-18 Optional attendance - For the Business and Finance program, applicants must have a 2.5 GPA with no Ds or Fs for semester or yearly average and satisfactory conduct and attendance (no more than 15 absences and/or tardies). Applicants must score at or above the 50th percentile on NWEA MAP, TCAP, ACT, PSAT, SAT and On Track (Proficient) or Mastered (Advanced) on End-of-Course exams. College Prep program applicants must have a 3.0 semester GPA and score at or above the 70th percentile on exams.
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  • Highly Diverse Economically60.6% of students are Economically Disadvantaged
  • Lacks Racial Diversity


19% 7.4% In 2022, 19% of students tested Proficient or Above
16.3 In 2022, the Average ACT Score for students was 16.3
90.4% In 2022, the Graduation Rate for seniors was 90.4%
5 In 2022, the TVAAS Growth Score showed more than expected growth

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