Collierville High School

CHS has 11 National Merit Semifinalists and 12 Commended Scholars
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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.

Collierville High School             

1101 New Byhalia Road                                                               

Collierville, Tennessee 38017-1151 

PH: (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 on Dr. Tim Setterlund Drive located before the tennis courts.

 

WEBSITE

www.colliervillehs.org 

                             

Chip Blanchard, Principal

cblanchard@colliervilleschools.org

Sharron Taylor, Registrar

staylor@colliervilleschools.org

 

COUNSELORS

 

Jerri Czosek (A – Ce)

jczosek@colliervilleschools.org

Kristy Krotzer (Ch – Gl)

kkrotzer@colliervilleschools.org

Carolyn Comella (Go – Ko)

ccomella@colliervilleschools.org

Jani Smith (Kr – Oz)

j2smith@colliervilleschools.org

Cedric Stevenson (P – Sm)

cstevenson@colliervilleschools.org

Courtney Wall (Sn – Z)

cwall@colliervilleschools.org

                 

*College recruiters need to schedule appointments with Courtney Wall

 

“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 43,965. The town area consists of 18,568 acres on 29 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 2015 ACT College prep composite score is 24 . The average 2014 SAT CR is 591, Math 633, and W 581. We gave 1,088 AP exams in 2015 with an average score of 75.1 % making a 3 or better. The Class of 2015 had 8 National Merit Finalists, 6 Commended Scholars, 3 United States Presidential Scholar Candidates, 1 winner of the 2014 U.S. Presidential Scholar representing the state of TN, & 5 students qualified for the AIMC.

 

TENNESSEE GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS for Class of 2016

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)

Advanced Algebra & Trigonometry

Biology II

United States History

English IV

Calculus III

 

Honors Courses (34 courses in 2015-2016))

 

Advanced Algebra & Trigonometry

Etymology

Pre-Calculus

Algebra I, II

French I, II, III, IV

Spanish I, II, III

Anatomy & Physiology

Geometry

Conversational Spanish III/IV

Biology I, II

German I, II, III

STEM I, II, III

Calculus III (weighted as an AP course)

Latin I, II, III

U.S. History

Chemistry

Orchestra

Varsity Band

English I, II, IV

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                    

Advanced Placement (23 courses in 2015-2016)

 

Biology

European History

Physics I

Calculus AB

French Language

Physics II

Calculus BC

German Language

Psychology

Chemistry

Gov’t & Politics: U.S.

Spanish Language

English Language and Composition

Human Geography

Statistics

English Literature and Composition

Macroeconomics

Studio Art: Drawing

Environmental Science

Microeconomics

U.S. History & Geography

 

Music Theory

World History & Geography

                                                                                                                                                                                       

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 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.

 

2015-2016

 

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 15-16

Bachelor Degree

Advanced Degrees

Doctorate

1-10 yrs. exp.

10 + yrs. exp.

116

     100%

     76%

     7

34%

       66%