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Craigmont High School

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Type  Public
Principal  Tisha Durrah
Enrollment  1,011
Phone  +1 901-416-4312
Mascot  Chief
Established  1974
Faculty  112
Color(s)  Maroon/Gray
District  Memphis City Schools
Number of students  1,011
Craigmont High School
Address  3333 Covington Pike, Memphis, TN 38128, USA
Similar  Raleigh Egypt High School, Messick Career & Technolo, Trezevant High School, Kingsbury High School, Ridgeway High School

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Craigmont High School is a public high school (grades 9–12) located in Memphis, Tennessee, in the Raleigh community. It was part of the Memphis City Schools district before consolidation with Shelby County Schools (Tennessee) beginning with the 2013-14 school year. It is home to the city's only International Studies Program. The school first opened in 1974 for only 7th through 10th grade students, but each subsequent year, added a grade higher. The first graduating class was the class of 1976. In 2001, the 7th and 8th grade students, along with the 6th grade students from Brownsville Road Optional Elementary School, formed the new Craigmont Middle School at the opposite end of the same block. This was done both to help overcrowding and to reduce the extreme age and maturity gaps present in a single building. Before the physical split between junior and senior high schools, junior high students (those in grades 7, 8, & 9) remain relegated to the north end of the building for classes while those senior high students (grades 10, 11, & 12) attended the majority of their classes in the south end of the school building. Former principal, Dr. Ada Jane Walters, would go on to become the Tennessee State Commissioner of Education.


Craigmont high school marching band field show 2016

Notable features

Craigmont High School is the only school in the entire Memphis area that has a MAC/OS operated Planetarium.


  • Blue Ribbon Award, 1992, 1993
  • 2011 Basketball State Championship
  • Notable alumni

  • Darren Benson, former NFL player for the Dallas Cowboys
  • Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, formerly known as Carlos Leon Bledsoe, charged in the 2009 jihadi Little Rock military recruiting office shooting.
  • David West, Major League pitcher
  • Terrico White, who was drafted in 2010 by the Detroit Pistons
  • Katori Hall, who won the 2010 Olivier Award for Best Play with The Mountaintop
  • Shawn Bayes Former Oakland Raider & Kent State Football Player
  • References

    Craigmont High School Wikipedia

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