Memphis Catholic Middle & High School (Closed 2022)

Our mission is at the core of everything we do: "We prepare servant leaders through a challenging Christ-centered education in mind, heart, body, and soul." It guides and drives the developing of young men and women ready to take on and change the world.
In addition to the solid and rigorous education students receive, all high school students are part of the Education That Works corporate internship program, which is fully integrated into the curriculum.
Through the Education That Works program, our students` educations are extended beyond classroom teaching to include real-world, corporate internship assignments, which provide a unique opportunity for our students to be exposed to the work environment that they will enter after college.

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 7-12
Year Founded
1922

Student Body

Total Students
257 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
94%
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade
Memphis Catholic Middle & High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
21 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
55%
Average Class Size
18 students
Number of AP Courses
4 courses
Advanced Courses
AP Comparative Government and Politics, AP English Literature and Composition, AP European History, AP United States Government and Politics
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Uniforms purchased at Parker Uniform

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Nov. 28 / Feb. 19 / rolling
Admissions Director
Debra Robinson (Vice Principal)
Admissions Associate
Kevin Kimberly (Principal)

Sports

School Notes

  • Basically, the ETW is a simple equation: Students + Sponsors = Success. Since the beginning of the Education That Works program at Memphis Catholic in the 2006-2007 school year, the average graduation rate has been 98%, and the average acceptance to a 4-year college rate has been 92%. That is unprecedented in this city. Our students do well after entering college as well with 87% of ETW graduates in the past four years currently enrolled in college and on track to graduate in four yearsJust this year, the 35 graduating class of 2016 seniors had an impressive 100% graduation rate and 100% acceptance rate into a 4-year college while acquiring more than $3.5 million in scholarships. WOW. In a city where nearly 30% of public high school students drop out and much less attend college, Memphis Catholic and Education That Works are making movements and shifts for the future.
  • Memphis Catholic Middle and High School serves a wide variety of students in grades 7-12. Our unique model allows students to complete their middle school years in the same building they will transition to high school in. While our middle school students are in classes all day, paired with our high school is a work study internship program - Education That Works. Similar to the Cristo Rey model, students in grades 9-12 go to work with a community corporate or non-profit business partner once a week that allow them to connect their educational experience within our walls to real world professional experience. The school has been a key part of education in Memphis since 1945 and has played a vital part in the integration of Memphis schools, both in terms of race and gender. We continue today to prepare servants for our area, city, state, nation, and world with our mission statement at the core of everything we do: "We prepare servant leaders through a challenging Christ-centered education in mind, heart, body, and heart." Our community is very diverse. Our students come from 35 zip codes in the Memphis metropolitan area and 9 different countries. We have about equal percentage of girls (51%) and boys (49%). Though we are a Catholic school, more non-Catholic students (61%) attend than Catholics (39%). Our student body resembles the racial makeup of the city of Memphis. The majority of our students are African-American (58%) with 26% Hispanic/Latino, 7% Caucasian, 5% African, 4% multi-racial, and 1% Asian. Many of our families are either one-parent families or encounter significant financial hardship, or both.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What sports does Memphis Catholic Middle & High School offer?
Memphis Catholic Middle & High School offers 10 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field and Volleyball.
When is the application deadline for Memphis Catholic Middle & High School?
The application deadline for Memphis Catholic Middle & High School is Nov. 28 / Feb. 19 / rolling (applications are due on Nov. 28 / Feb. 19 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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