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MEMPHIS SCHOLARS

Memphis Scholars is a network of three public charter schools offering a whole-child education to students in grades PK-8th grade through the Achievement School District.  Our scholars engage in learning that broadens their world view, builds analytical skills in reading and mathematics, and empowers their expanded discovery of who they are as citizens in our ever-changing world.  To learn more about touring a campus or enrolling your child, please use the contact links below.

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Quality curriculum

We believe in putting high-quality books and materials in our scholars' hands for every moment they are at school.  Given this, our campuses have adopted Expeditionary Learning (reading) and Eureka Math (math) as our core curricula and use a variety of other high-quality curricula for science, social studies, art, music, and physical education.

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whole child Approach

Reading and math are important, but the way to grow the mind to its fullest potential is to provide art, music, physical education, science, and social studies to all students.  Given this, we work to empower the whole child through our well-rounded program design at Memphis Scholars.

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develop mind & body

Our campuses provide extra-curricular activities to give students the opportunity to grow their leadership.  We offer sports, music clubs, dance clubs, and art clubs to students at all three campuses.

Our Campuses

Memphis scholars florida-kansas elementary 

Acronym: MSFK

Grades: PK - 5th Grade

Mascot: Eagles

Course Offerings: Reading, Math, Science, Social Studies, Technology, Physical Education

History; Memphis Scholars Florida-Kansas is located at 90 W. Olive Avenue in South Memphis.  The building was constructed in the year 2000 when Florida Elementary and Kansas Elementary merged.  The school became a part of the Achievement School District in 2015 and opened as MSFK in August 2015.


Memphis scholars CALDWELL-GUTHRIE ELEMENTARY

Acronym: MSCG

Grades: PK - 5th Grade

Mascot: Jaguars

Course Offerings: Reading, Math, Science, Social Studies, Spanish, Music, Art, Physical Education

History; Memphis Scholars Caldwell-Guthrie Elementary is located at 951 Chelsea Avenue in the New Chicago neighborhood.  The building was constructed in the year 2000 when Caldwell Elementary and Guthrie Elementary merged.  The school became a part of the Achievement School District in 2016 and opened as MSCG in August 2016.


MSRE Middle School

Acronym: MSRE

Grades: 6th - 8th Grade

Mascot: Stars

Course Offerings: Reading, Math, Science, Social Studies, Physical Education, Band/Choir, Technology, Dance, Sports, Computer Coding

History; MSRE Middle School is located at 1380 Pennsylvania Street in the South Memphis community.  The school became a part of the Achievement School District in 2016 and opened as MSRE in August 2016. 

 

Our Team

Staff Composition

 

Years of Experience

 

Nick Patterson, Executive Director

Nick Patterson, Executive Director

Nick Patterson

Executive Director

Education:

Rhodes College (BA)

University of Memphis (MPA)


James Dennis, Managing Director, Schools

James Dennis, Managing Director, Schools

James Dennis

Managing Director, Schools

Education:

University of Memphis (BA)

University of Memphis (MA)


 
 
Josh Czupryk, Managing Director Academics

Josh Czupryk

Managing Director, Academics

Education:

University of Florida (BA)

The Broad Center (MEd) In Progress

 
 

Brenda Ford

Director, Finance & Human Resources

Education:

University of Maryland University College (BS)

Belhaven University (MS)


Jordan Simpson, Operations Manager

Jordan Simpson

Manager, Systems & Talent

Education:

Indiana University (BA)

Vanderbilt University (MPP)


Janai Douglas, School Director for MSCG

Janai Douglas, School Director for MSCG

Janai Douglas

School Director

Memphis Scholars Caldwell-Gunthrie Elementary School

Education:

Tennessee State University (BA)

Christian Brothers University (MEd)


Melissa McCall, School Director for MSFK

Melissa McCall, School Director for MSFK

Melissa McCall

School Director

Memphis Scholars Florida-Kansas Elementary School

Education:

Lane College (BA)

Freed Hardeman (MEd)

Walden University (EdD)


Heather Johnson, School Director for MSRE Middle School

Heather Johnson, School Director for MSRE Middle School

Heather Johnson

School Director

MSRE Middle School

Education:

Ursinus College (BA)

 

Contact & Map

Memphis Scholars Caldwell-Guthrie

951 Chelsea Ave. 
Memphis, TN 38107

901-236-0105

Memphis Scholars Florida-Kansas

90 W. Olive Ave.
Memphis, TN 38106

901-416-7874

MSRE Middle School

1380 Pennsylvania Street

Memphis, TN 38106

901-236-0110