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C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Melrose High School is a public school located in Memphis, TN. It has 663 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 57% of students are at least proficient in math and 27% in reading.
About Melrose High School...
School District
Shelby County Schools
Address
2870 Deadrick
Memphis, TN 38114
Telephone
(901) 416-5974
Website

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
27%
Percent Proficient - Math
57%
Average Graduation Rate
77%
Average SAT
940
5 responses
Average ACT
18
56 responses
AP Enrollment
1%

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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$36,975
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$842
National
$949
Median Home Value
$93,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
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.8 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Mr. and Miss Melrose
    50%
  • Homecoming
    33%
  • Marching ban parades and more
    17%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
663
Free or Reduced Lunch
97%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
100%
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.8 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses
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Melrose High School prepared me to be a productive and well-rounded citizen for the rest of my life. I will never, ever forget Mr. McLemore, who taught music, led the marching band, and equipped me with skills and experiences that have shaped my life. Twenty years later, I know hold two doctorates, have served in the military as an officer, and now, I am an educator abroad. Melrose reinforced pride and self-discipline and I am eternally grateful.
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When I got to Melrose high school during my 10th grade year I did not want to be there at all. Meanwhile, I started to think to myself i have to make the best out of this being at a school i didn't want to be at became the most enjoyable moments of my high school experiences. Once I Join JR. R.O.T.C. I learn a lot about myself , and how to become a leader and lead a team.
My high school isn't the best because it a izone school meaning we have a extra hour because we had low test scores. We known to public as the wild children or the hood but we are not cause in this high school we treat each other like family. Even though the students don't get along with the administrative decisions it get blow over. I'm actually proud of being a Golden Wildcat because you can't find no other people that deeply care about your education and willing to fight tooth and nail. Also being a Melrose student have it up and downs but in return they teach that life isn't easy as it sound out to be or promising as it was. I know this is my last year of high school that I have been at for the longest for me and so far it going exceptional as should be because it Melrose the high school of Orange Mound.