Among the best schools in Memphis, Tennessee, are Soulsville Charter School (ranked as the ninth best in the state), B.T. Washington High School, Hollis F. Price Middle College High School, Kipp Memphis Collegiate High School and Memphis Academy of Heath Sciences High School. In descending order, these were ranked as the five best schools in Memphis by U.S. News & World Report.
Soulsville Charter School on College Street was particularly highly rated, at least by comparison with the other 41 schools in Memphis, for college readiness, with a score of 32.4 out of 100. It was recognized by the Stanford CREDO study as one of 10 Memphis schools whose students outperform those from neighboring schools. In 2012, every student from the graduating class was accepted to college, including admissions to Wesleyan, Vanderbilt, University of Tennessee Knoxville, Tuskegee, Connecticut College, Berklee College of Music and the University of Memphis. Scholarships and grants awarded to the students of that class amounted to more than $300 million in total.
Although ranking below Soulsville Charter School in seventh place, Middle College High School on East Parkway South scored higher for average algebra and English proficiency levels.
Some other good schools in Memphis are Memphis Academy of Health Sciences High School, Power Center Academy High School, Carver High School and Central High School.