Skip to Main Content
C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
City University School of Liberal Arts is a public, charter school located in Memphis, TN. It has 293 students in grades 8-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 67 to 1. According to state test scores, 5% of students are at least proficient in math and 8% in reading.
About City University School of Liberal Arts...
School District
Shelby County Schools
Address
1500 Dunn Av
Memphis, TN 38106
Telephone
(901) 775-2219
Website

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
8%
Percent Proficient - Math
5%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1050
8 responses
Average ACT
17
195 responses
AP Enrollment
Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Median Household Income
$38,230
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$862
National
$949
Median Home Value
$94,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.32 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.32 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Spirit week
    63%
  • Homecoming
    17%
  • N/A
    8%
  • Spirit Week
    8%
  • Pep rallies
    4%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
293
Free or Reduced Lunch
46%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.26 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.26 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.26 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
67:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$55,378
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.44 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.44 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.44 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,050/ year
National
$12,239
50%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.36 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.36 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.36 responses
Schools like City University School of Liberal Arts
More

City University School of Liberal Arts Reviews

204 reviews
All Categories
The school has very poor staff. The head of the school [Chancellor] only hires felons and criminals. He also hires his family members as the Dean/President of the school is his brother. The teachers don't teach well. You have a couple who knows how to teach properly and the ones that passes out book assignments and projects to fill up our grade easier without classwork or homework grades being accounted for. No social events and when we do have them, they are very lackluster and boring. No football team. They care more for your attire than your behavior and your performance. Don't send your child here, terrible staff, terrible teachers, closed confined terrible environment overall. Administration is corrupt and money hungry.
Start Your Review of City University School of Liberal Arts
Rate It!
My experience at City University School of Liberal Arts has been fun overwhelming. I have attended this school since the 9th grade, but when it became time to transition into a senior, it was very hard to adjust. Also, being a senior comes with great responsibilities which makes things overwhelming. Outside of class, I am hustling hard to try to finish my work and take part of my role as being vice president for the Student Government Association. Overall, you will always get a good outcome if you attend or attended this school.
My school experience at City University School of Liberal Arts, currently, is outstanding. I’ve been attending City University Schools since the 6th grade. We have awesome awards for honor roll, standardized tests, and so much more. There’s not one other school I would want to go to besides City. Teachers are hands-on and faculty support the students. Overall, this is the best school ever.