Award Year: 2015

Middle College High School

750 East Parkway South
Memphis, TN, 38104-3322

(901) 416-4550

Mrs. Docia Generette-Walker, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Shelby County Schools

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Middle College is a program designed to prepare students for college level classes by the time they are in the 11th grade so they can earn up to 60 hours of college credit during high school.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 92%
  • White: 5%
  • Hispanic: 2%
  • Two or more races: 1%
  • ELL: 2%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Every learner is a teacher. That's the Middle College Way!

Every learner is a teacher. That's the Middle College Way!

Middle College High School (MCHS) is a public school that serves students from all over the Shelby County School District. Our school has recently transitioned from a partnership with a local community college to a partnership with a four-year institution, Christian Brothers University (CBU). This partnership allows our students in the 11th and 12th grades to receive college credit for courses taken on our campus and on the CBU campus.

Over the past three years, the Middle College program has dramatically increased the number of students meeting the academic demands of being college and career ready. We have made significant gains in student achievement, student academic growth, and college readiness. Our school has been recognized as being the only school in our district to perform in the top 5% of all schools in the state in both student growth and student proficiency for the past two years, based on state assessment data.

We credit our success to the outstanding group of educators who support our students each day. MCHS is a true Professional Learning Community. Peer observers visit classrooms regularly and provide immediate feedback on instruction. Teacher teams meet weekly to analyze data and create lesson plans. Action plans are developed after each common assessment cycle by teachers and support staff dedicated to improving student learning outcomes. Also, students design their own intervention and enrichment opportunities to meet the high expectations of the program. These essential components of our program have helped propel our students to unprecedented levels of success.