As a minority family we were welcomed in to get minority numbers up. Once enrolled we were never included in events, especially socially. Had many problems with teachers recording "ERRONEOUS" grades. If you are not a minority, you will definitely fit in ; otherwise, DON'T BOTHER!!! Save your children from the low self esteem like our kids suffered after we left. NOT WORTH YOUR TIME! Minority families last only a year maybe two. A rapid turnover for minorities at this school. I WONDER WHY?!!The only diversity at this school is the football team. Only the 8th grade team. Because there aren't enough students from the school to make a team, they BORROW BLACK BOYS from Binghamton to play for them. But check the yearbook! How many of these black boys are actually ALLOWED to attend this "white privileged" school. Let me answer that for you. "NONE"!!!!CHALLENGE: Those who choose to leave glowing reviews, please speak honestly about the schools' criminal lack of diversity and how distant and non inclusive the minorities are treated from the students, teachers and especially the majority parents. It is easy to speak with wonderful views when you are a part of the majority and treated beautifully. But, WHAT ABOUT THE MINORITIES? Who will speak for them?? WILL YOU, THE MAJORITY GROUP steeped with your "RICH history" (code word= racism) and exclusive community???? Very rarely are the minorities invited to your dinner parties, neighborhood parties, kids Birthday parties, play dates, and let's not forget definitely NOT THE SLEEPOVERS!!! TOTAL EXCLUSION!!! Go on I'm waiting for just ONE brave person from the majority to speak to and for the minorities at this school about their SO CALLED WONDERFUL TREATMENT AND EXPERIENCE!!! ANXIOUSLY WAITING!
1328 N Graham StMemphis, TN 38122
5900 Walnut Grove RdMemphis, TN 38120
From Business: Christian Brothers High School is a private, college preparatory school serving more than 800 boys in grades nine through 12. It offers scholastic and extracurric…
This is a horrible school. They used to have a decent program, but now they are just taking a lot of money from parents and getting by on their past reputation. I've met many people who were unhappy there and transferred their kid(s) to another school in Memphis, such as Grahamwood or Holy Rosary. It's a convenient location if you live in Midtown, but that's about it. There are a few great teachers, but the high-level administration is awful. They don't care about the students, and there's no individualized instruction. I feel like they are trying to make them into little robots who grow up to be big robots. Frankly, it's a snobby school that does not live up to the "high standards" they promote. The only real standards they have is that the parents can pay the tuition, as well as commit to donate a certain amount of additional money every year. Oh, and if your kid ever has any behavior issues or is slightly "different" in any way, forget it.
GREAT SCHOOL FOR MY ANY CHILD AND I LOVE THAT EVERYONE CARE ABOUT EACH CHILD. I WILL TELL ANYONE THAT THE STAFF CARE ABOUT THE STUDENTS AT SE ACADEMY. LOVE WHAT I SEE AND WHAT THE STAFF DO EACH DAY
Grahamwood Elementary School is the leader in academic excellence in the Memphis area. The school offers a diverse, enriching, student centered environment where hands on, exploratory learning develops students to their fullest potential.
Don't care about the kids only the money! My child had an accident report every other day. If you sending home multiple accident reports for one child then something is awfully wrong. Some of the staff members are too young to attend to kids properly. They're unprofessional on so many levels, things like letting kids walk around in nothing but a diaper and sending them home like that, molly face, snoty nose , dirty clothes, etc. Take your child elsewhere if you better caring for you child.
I think it should be closed down.The Principal is so unprofessional the Teachers are not concerned with the Children at all.Below Freezing&Raining and they still won't open the door for the Children but they let them out early!!!Someone needs to check into this...
My dd was scheduled to go to this school after finishing Sherwood Elm., I refused to let her go. Mainly, due to a tour the Sherwood elementary gave the upcoming graduating class that particlar year...to Sherwood Middle as an introductory tour. My dd was very upset after the tour to Sherwood Middle School. She creid and begged me not to let her attend that school. She then went on to tell me.....during her tour she heard the teachers literally cursing the students out and the students cursing the teachers out like a typical conversation. She said the kids were simply wild, out of order and so beserk, it frighten her. I apologized to her that what was meant for a friendly tour turned out to be a nightmare. I know my friends had already pleaded to me not to let her go due to experience they had there with ther kids...with all the fights and teacher/student conflicts. A few years back a Sherwood Middle student jumped on and vandalized my car while I was in Sherwood elementary reporting their mis-conduct in front of the smaller kids....boy did I pay for that. The police officer at the Middle School knew the middle shcool kids" parent who vandalized the car and asked me to drop vandalism charges. Also, I attended an event at Sherwood Middle once and afterward...gun shots were fired causing students to become agitated. Today, I am so glad I listened to word of mouth and paid attention to actions and occurrences. I havent heard much lately about Sherwood Middle School...hopefully it has calmed down. Due to my experiences and that of my dd I am giving this school a 1 star.
The staffing and principal at the time my dd attended there didn't seem to care enough for the kids welfare and that's what the shcool should be all about. Teachers were abandoning their students at the end of the school day, just leaving them in a line to tend themselves as there parents picked them up. Hopefully, they have a new principle because a few years back when my dd went the principal didnt seem to give a "rats tail" about those poor dis-advantaged students. I am sure there were a few great staffers among the mix of the bad there but the bad apples will spoiled the whole bunch every time. Well, then again this is part of the Memphis Public School system....I don't think they are scoring high in comparison to others nationally. So, maybe this is just typical for a public school in this city. I would not reccomend this school...sorry.
My daughter went to this school in 5th grade, granddaughters went a few years back as well. Let's put it this way, this school seem to be struggling a somewhat in my opinion. I didn't quite feel the loyalty and genuine dedication in some of the staff members. The principal appearred a bit nice and dedicated though. Since I eagerly wanted to remove my dd from this school and didn't really get the bigger picture....I'm going to have to rate this school a three stars. I think they maybe off the list now for failing schools in Memphis. I would suggest parents who dislike their present school if it is not progressing to enter your child in a prospering Public Charter School. The classes are smaller and their programs usually are catered for the success and progression of your dis-advantaged scholar. They have longer school hours so they can work more in depth with students who are having difficulties or failing. They also help the kids who are average or above to excell to their highest potential. However, do your researches and ask around because "not all Charters are created equally". Some are better than the others....My favorites would be Veritas College Prep. and Soulsville Charter Schools...I have researched them both and was quite pleased. There are a few other great Charter Schoolsin the area, just see what tailors your child's need.....hope this helps.
Southern Ave Middle School, I can only speak for their first year in operation in which my daughter attended.My daughter loved the school and had tons of fun with her classmates. I, on the other hand thought the middle school was a joke. First, they took away the kids computer (banded home use), they allowed the kids to master mind the teachers. The kids (girls) were not respectful to authorative figures. I set in on a few classes and tried to assist in deterring unaceptable behavior...the girls told my daughter they hated me, they rolled their eyes and snorted ugly remarks...it was a nightmare. They ran my blood pressure up causing me to relinquish my volunteer position of sitting in on the classrooms and helping students with assignments. Mind you, they did this (dis-respect) to any instructor who tried to feasibly disclipine them. In all fairness, I have no idea whether things have improved or not. I hope things are much better.I have never heard parents complain about the elementary school though, one parent (a co-worker) stated she loved Southern Ave Elementary School.