Collierville High School

CHS has 11 National Merit Semifinalists and 12 Commended Scholars

School Profile

Collierville Schools opened in 2014 with an estimated 800 employees in five elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school.  Collierville High School was part of the Shelby County Schools system until they became the newly formed Collierville Schools in July 2014.  In the fall of 2014, six municipalities formed their own districts breaking away from the SCS system.  CHS is the largest public high school in Tennessee.

Collierville High School           

1101 New Byhalia Road                                                             College recruiters need to schedule appointments

Collierville, Tennessee 38017-1151                                           with Courtney Wall at cwall@colliervilleschools.org

(901) 854-2340     fax (901) 221-2553 / 853-3313

 

SCHOOL LOCATION

From the intersection of Poplar Avenue and New Byhalia Road, take New Byhalia north 1.67 miles until reaching the light at the intersection of Frank Road. Just past the intersection, turn left onto campus and the front circle drive. Visitors need to check in at the main office showing a valid driver’s license.

Athletic facilities and the school auditorium are located on the west side of the school.  Turn left off of New Byhalia Road at the intersection of Frank Road.  Turn right before the tennis courts.

 

www.colliervillehs.org                              CEEB # 430410

                

Chip Blanchard, Principal                      cblanchard@colliervilleschools.org

Lara Charbonnet, Vice Principal            lcharbonnet@colliervilleschools.org

 

Sharron Taylor, Registrar                       staylor@colliervilleschools.org

Counselors:

Jerri Czosek (A – Carg)                          jczosek@colliervilleschools.org

Kristy Krotzer (Carh – Fit)                      kkrotzer@colliervilleschools.org

Brooke Loeffler (Fiu – Jack)                  bloeffler1@colliervilleschools.org

Makenzie Perkins (Jacl– McG)              mperkins@colliervilleschools.org

Jani Smith (McH – P)                             j2smith@colliervilleschools.org

Cedric Stevenson (Q – Stor)                cstevenson@colliervilleschools.org

Courtney Wall (Stos – Z)                      cwall@colliervilleschools.org

 

 

“Where heritage and tradition welcome growth and innovation”

 

COMMUNITY AND SCHOOL INFORMATION

Located in southeast Shelby County, Collierville was incorporated in 1870 and presently has a population of 47,333. The town area consists of 18,568 acres on 24.6 square miles.  The reserve area allows another 13,440 acres to grow into. Nestled some twenty miles east of Memphis, Collierville provides diversified residential living with parks, theatres, a community center and excellent recreational facilities. Recently released results of a special U.S. census indicate that Collierville is growing at the astounding rate of ten percent annually, one of the fastest growing communities in the United States. Once a rural farming area, Collierville is now home to over 45 industries with ample distribution access. Collierville residents, whose income level is above the national average, enjoy a comfortable lifestyle. Money magazine named Collierville, as number 8 in the top 20 cites to live in the South. Collierville High School was nominated among the “Best Public High Schools in America” by Newsweek magazine and the Washington Post newspaper. CHS is the first and only public high school in Tennessee granted a Cum Laude Society charter. Students are provided an opportunity to participate in over 50 different extracurricular activities including service organizations, clubs, and 27 athletic and club sports.  CHS is fully accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and holds memberships in NASSP, TSSAA, NACAC, and SACAC. The school year is 180 days divided into four nine-week periods.  The school day consists of seven 55-minute classes. 12% qualify for free or reduced lunch.  85% of our graduates attend a four-year institution and 13% attend a two-year.

 

SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS AND HONORS

The average 2017 ACT College prep composite score is 24.1.  We gave 1,340 AP exams in 2017 with  70.4 % of students making a 3 or better.  The Class of 2017 had 5 National Merit Finalists, 12 Commended Scholars, 3 state winners of the U.S. Presidential Scholar Program (2002, 2014, 2016) representing TN in Washington D.C.  In 2016, our Valedictorian and Salutatorian were the 2016 Tennessee AP (male and female) State Scholars.

 

TENNESSEE GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS for Class of 2017

English

4 credits

Mathematics

4 credits (Algebra I, II, Geometry and a fourth higher level math)

Science

3 credits

Social Studies

3 credits

Physical Education &Wellness

1.5 credits

Foreign Language

2 credits

Fine Arts

1 credit

Personal Finance

0.5 credit

Elective Focus

3 credits (Math & Science, Career & Technical Ed., Fine Arts, Liberal Arts, AP, or Journalism)

Total

22 credits

Dual Enrollment (05) (through the University of Memphis)

Biology II----College Algebra----Survey of American History----English IV----Calculus III

 

Honors Courses (41 courses in 2017-2018))

Algebra I, II                                                                 English I, II, IV*                                         Pre Calculus

Anatomy & Physiology                                             Etymology                                               Spanish I, II, III

Art III                                                                           Forensics/Debate                                   Conversational Spanish

Biology I, II*                                                                French I, II, III, IV                                     STEM I, II, III, IV

Calculus III*                                                                Geometry                                                 Strings III and Strings IV

Chemistry                                                                   German I, II, III, IV                                   Survey of American History*                 

College Algebra*                                                        Latin I, II, III                                             Varsity Band

Differential Equations*                                              Personal Finance

                                                                                                                                                                                   

Advanced Placement (25 courses in 2016-2017)

Art History

Biology                                                                          European History                                     Physics C Electricity 

Calculus AB                                                                  French Language                                     Psychology

Calculus BC                                                                  German Language                                   Spanish Language

Chemistry                                                                      Human Geography                                  Statistics

Computer Science Principles                                      Latin                                                         Studio Art: Drawing

English Language and Composition                          Macroeconomics                                     U.S. Gov’t & Politics             

English Literature and Composition                          Microeconomics                                       U.S. History

Environmental Science                                               Physics I                                                    World History

                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                     

STATEWIDE UNIFORM GRADING SYSTEM

For the purposes of determining eligibility for the Tennessee State Lottery Scholarships, 5 points are added to all quarter and exam grades in Advanced Placement courses and 3 points are added in Honor level courses.  Class rank includes all credit bearing courses on the transcript. (8th grade credits listed on the transcript do not average in to the GPA and class rank) Rank is based upon a weighted grade average. The GPA is reported as both weighted and un-weighted.  On line course averages do not count in the GPA or the rank.

 

2017-2018

 

Grade

 

Percent Range

Percent Range

 

GPA

 

GPA weighted

Honors

GPA weighted  AP

A

93

100

4.0

4.5

5.0

B

85

92

3.0

3.5

4.0

C

75

84

2.0

2.5

3.0

D

70

74

1.0

1.5

2.0

F

0

69

 

 

 

 

Faculty 16-17

Bachelor Degree

Advanced Degrees

Doctorate

1-10 yrs. exp.

10 + yrs. exp.

153

     100%

     73%

      6

45%

       55%