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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Memphis School of Excellence is a public, charter school located in Memphis, TN. It has 454 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 53% of students are at least proficient in math and 50% in reading.
Address
4450 S. Mendenhall
Memphis, TN 38141
Telephone
(901) 367-7814

Memphis School of Excellence Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
50%
Percent Proficient - Math
53%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
Average ACT
20
52 responses
AP Enrollment
9%
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
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Art
    20%
  • Music
    20%
  • Track
    20%
  • Cheerleading
    7%
  • Cross Country
    7%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • Pep rallies
    7%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
454
Free or Reduced Lunch
88%
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
71%
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
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
46.4%
63%
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
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
67%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
17%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
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Memphis School of Excellence Reviews

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I have attended MSE since 6th grade. The teachers and administrators are very qualified and are certified in varies areas of studies. The classes are small, which it makes it much easier to have that one-one-time with your teacher. The teachers WANT the student to learn! I’m so happy and Blessed that my parents made the right choice with MSE! The Best of the BEST!
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I’ve attended Memphis school of Excellence from 6-12, and everything I wanted to see change, did! In the near future I hope to see the school expand more to be able to offer more opportunities to the students such as football, debate teams, and even editing classes.
The small environment at the Memphis School of Excellence gives students the opportunity to have more one on one interactions with teachers. The one on one interactions gives students make it easier for students to learn the material that they are given in class. The school is also safer than a public school due to the limited number of students attending the school. Extracurricular activities are limited as a result of it being a small school. The teenagers at the school do not play at a one division level. The sports offered are soccer, track and field, and basketball. If one wishes to have their children better set for life after high school, they would be better off at a public high school as there is a higher probability that other students will have jobs as well. Students perform relatively well in exams compared to other public high schools in the area.