Whitehaven High School

Whitehaven High School serves 2,077 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the TN average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 34%.
Whitehaven High School operates within the Memphis School District.
The school district's 67% graduation rate is lower than the TN state average of 80%.

Overview

The student population of 2077 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 100 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,077 students
Whitehaven High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 47% Male / 53%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 100 teachers
Whitehaven High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Whitehaven High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.04 is less than the state average of 0.50. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (TN) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 21:1 15:1
Whitehaven High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
n/a
7%
Whitehaven High School Hispanic (1998-2012)
Black
98%
24%
Whitehaven High School Black (1988-2012)
White
n/a
66%
Whitehaven High School White (1988-1998)
All Ethnic Groups Whitehaven High School Sch Ethnicity Whitehaven High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.04 0.50
Whitehaven High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
67%
48%
Whitehaven High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2007-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
7%
7%
Whitehaven High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2007-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 116,559 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 0% has decreased from 65% over five years.
School District Name Memphis School District
Number of Schools
Managed
211
7
Number of Students Managed 116,559 3,496
Memphis School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
Graduation Rate 67% 80%
Memphis School District Graduation Rate (1997-2009)
District Total Revenue $1,046 MM $28 MM
Memphis School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $1,124 MM $28 MM
Memphis School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,342 $8,477
Memphis School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,042 $8,379
Memphis School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, TN Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is John P. Freeman Optional School (1.3 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Havenview Middle School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Whitehaven Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Memphis Whitehaven Elementary School
    Magnet School
    4783 Elvis Presley
    Memphis , TN , 38116
    (901)416-3030
    Magnet School
    0.1  mi  |  422  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Memphis Holmes Road Elementary School
    1083 Holmes
    Memphis , TN , 38116
    (901)416-6469
    0.7  mi  |  670  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Memphis Havenview Middle School
    Magnet School
    1481 Hester
    Memphis , TN , 38116
    (901)416-3092
    Magnet School
    0.8  mi  |  861  students  |  Gr.  6-9
  • Memphis Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award John P. Freeman Optional School
    Magnet School
    5250 Tulane
    Memphis , TN , 38109
    (901)416-3156
    Magnet School
    1.3  mi  |  546  students  |  Gr.  KG-9
  • Memphis Lanier Middle School
    817 Brownlee
    Memphis , TN , 38116
    (901)416-3128
    1.3  mi  |  405  students  |  Gr.  6-9

School Reviews

  • Recommended November 22, 2011 - WHS is an excellent school with great teachers and the best principal. I love my school !!! - Posted by Student/Alumni
  • Recommended July 31, 2008 - Whitehaven High School is a very unigue learning environment. We have excellent teachers that recognize the potential in students, and an administration that truely cares about the well being of their students. With an award winning business and fine arts program, students are afforded many oppotunities to excel. - Posted by Student/Alumni

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