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University Schools

The mission of University Schools is to provide the children of our community with educational experiences that enhance their development from birth to graduation and promote dynamic research, collaborative partnerships, and innovative practices. In partnership with our families and community, our purpose is to educate and engage our students by celebrating their individuality, cultivating their strengths, and preparing them for the opportunities of tomorrow.

University Schools are public schools that serve children from birth to graduation through three early childhood education programs and partnerships, a blue ribbon elementary school, a project-based learning middle school, and a new college preparation themed high school. The University is authorized by the state of Tennessee to operate these schools as public laboratory training schools designed to not only provide high quality, innovative education to local children but also as sources of preparation and practice for research and teacher/practitioner training.

University Schools have existed at the University of Memphis since its original founding over 110 years ago. In recent years, enrollment has increased by over 60% and our student body now reflects every local zip-code in Shelby County and spans a cradle to career educational compendium. Our schools are some of the most academically successful public schools in our state, with the second highest success rate for all Tennessee Public Schools, and schools that are designated as experts in STEM and Trauma Informed instruction. But more importantly, they provide inclusive and supportive communities in which all students can thrive.

Alumni Decade Leaderboard
Regardless of when you graduated, we are all Tiger alumni! Keep track of the alumni decade that has the most donations during this Driven by Giving.
What decade did you graduate in?
Rank Answer Gifts
1 2000's 45
2 2010's 36
3 1990's 26
4 1980's 18
5 2020's 17
6 1970's 17
7 1960's 2
Area of Support Leaderboard
The area of support that has brought in the most donors.
Rank Area of Support Donors
1 Colleges & Schools 175
2 Student Initiatives 82
3 University Schools 60
4 Alumni Engagement 40
5 Athletics 17
Greek Leaderboard
Which Greek letter organization that is currently active on campus can bring in the most donors?
Please select the organization you were/are a part of.
Rank Answer Donors
1 Alpha Kappa Alpha 20
2 Delta Sigma Theta 8
3 Pi Beta Phi 7
4 Alpha Gamma Delta 6
5 Alpha Delta Pi 5
6 Phi Beta Sigma 5
7 Alpha Phi Alpha 4
8 Sigma Kappa 3
9 Sigma Chi 2
10 Zeta Phi Beta 2
11 Phi Mu 2
12 Kappa Alpha Order 2
13 Kappa Alpha Psi 2
14 Zeta Beta Tau 1
15 Kappa Sigma 1
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