Graduate Ready for College, Leadership and Life

Become a Student at Green Dot Tennessee

Green Dot believes every student deserves the chance to attend a high-quality school.

Our mission:

to prepare Memphis students for college, leadership and life with the best possible education.

“I’m going to college. It wasn’t [always] a thing that was on my mind. When Green Dot came, they really stressed it. College, leadership, and life. They put it in my mind that if you want to be successful, you have to go to college.” -Jeramiah, student at Fairley High School

It’s all about the students at Green Dot schools, and our Tennessee students are thriving. Test scores are up, growth rates are soaring, and Green Dot students are nearly four times as likely to graduate from high school as their peers who attend other schools in similar neighborhoods. We’re so inspired by our students and their achievements, inside the classroom and out.

About Green Dot

Green Dot believes every student deserves the chance to attend a high-quality school.

Since 1999, we’ve been raising the bar in education reform, helping thousands of high-risk students in the nation’s underserved communities succeed in college, leadership, and life.

Even as the U.S. currently faces a crisis in education, Green Dot is one organization that’s making a difference. Want just one example? In contrast to students attending other schools in similar neighborhoods, Green Dot students are nearly four times as likely to graduate from high school.

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Green Dot Public Schools aims to be responsive to the collective voice of the community. In fact, a purposeful part of our model emphasizes community engagement, and we support and empower parents to become their own best advocates and champions.

We know these efforts help create better schools and safer learning environments.

 

And that's our ultimate goal:

to provide the best possible education to all children-an education that builds a foundation for the future, and an education that is highly personalized, where teachers and school leaders know every student by name and support each according to his or her need.

The core values at Green Dot are all focused on these ideals:

  • Our unwavering belief in all students' potential
  • Our passion for excellence;
  • Our emphasis on personal responsibility;
  • Our respect for our families and community partners;
  • Our aim to unite all stakeholders to improve the education process.

Enroll in a Green Dot School

2017 - 2018 Online Enrollment: 

Whether your child is a returning student from the previous school year or brand new to Green Dot Public Schools Tennessee, his/her enrollment begins by registering online. The enrollment process differs by campus.

Parents who are new to Green Dot can register online for Fairley High School, Hillcrest High School, Wooddale Middle School and Kirby Middle School based on your student’s address. Students whose addresses are zoned for schools designated as “Priority Schools” by the state of Tennessee automatically qualify to register for one of these four schools. Students whose address is not zoned to a school designated as a “Priority School” may still be eligible to attend, however we recommend you call the school to confirm.

All returning students for 2017-2018 will receive information in March 2017 to re-enroll online for the next school year.

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Kirby Middle School

6670 E Raines Rd
Memphis, TN 38115

(901) 730.8169

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Wooddale Middle School

3467 Castleman Street
Memphis, TN 38118

(901) 730.4086

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Fairley High School

4950 Fairley Road
Memphis, TN 38109

(901) 730.8160

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Hillcrest High School

4184 Graceland Dr
Memphis, TN 38116

(901) 730.8160

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Bluff City High School

Southeast Memphis Area

Location: Coming Soon!

(901) 237.5608

Enrolling 9th grade only for the 2017-2018 school year

Join Green Dot High School's founding class!

To enroll in Green Dot’s NEW charter high school opening in 2017-2018 (9th graders only), parents must submit a lottery form (regardless if you are a current Green Dot student or will be new to Green Dot) by March 1, 2017 at 4PM.

Submit a lottery form here:

If the number of students who wish to attend the school exceeds the school’s capacity, attendance will be determined by a public random drawing. Priority in the lottery may be given to students currently enrolled at a Green Dot Tennessee school, children of Green Dot regular, full-time employees and founding families, and siblings of students already admitted to the school. The parent or legal guardian will be notified by mail after March 8, 2017 regarding the status of the student’s application. If seats are still available after March 8, 2017, students are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once all seats are filled, students wishing to enroll will be placed on a waiting list on a first come, first-serve basis and contacted in order of the waiting list if a seat becomes available.

Need internet access or help with registration? Visit any Green Dot school Monday-Friday during business hours for assistance or email tn.info@greendot.org.

 

For more information, including information about in-person applications and approved proof of residence documentation, click here >>

Core Values

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An unwavering belief in all students’ potential

Green Dot truly believes that every student, whatever their circumstances, holds the innate potential to achieve their goals and succeed in college, leadership, and life. We acknowledge that the belief may often be challenged and tested—either by personal experience in the classroom or external societal pressures—but we are unwavering in our commitment to consistently approach every student not in terms of what they lack, but in terms of what is possible.

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A passion for excellence

Good enough is never good enough. Green Dot’s success has only been possible through an ongoing commitment to learn, grow, and strive for excellence in everything we do. Self-reflection and an earnest desire to continually improve is an integral component of every level of the organization.

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Personal responsibility

Green Dot respects the communities in which we work and the people who live in them. We are not saviors looking to rescue students from their communities, but nor are we naïve to the significant challenges that our communities face. We reject the concept of a universal ‘Culture of Poverty’; recognizing our students and their families as individuals, acknowledging their voices, and valuing their input into our work.

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Respect for others in the community

Achieving excellence requires that we all take responsibility for our role in the success of students, colleagues, and the larger organization. Employees maintain a “no excuses” culture in which we push ourselves towards developing effective and sustainable solutions. But none of us do so alone: We rise together to meet the toughest challenges. Each of us actively plays a part in removing barriers to student success or, when possible, empowering our students to navigate such hurdles themselves.

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All stakeholders are critical in the education process

Respecting stakeholders requires active listening and the inclusion of all voices. School leaders regularly engage teachers in decision-making through the creation of professional communities of practice. Community engagement teams nurture the political power of our parents to demand meaningful change in their neighborhoods. Schools build sustainable alliances with high-quality community partners to help remove barriers to student learning. Senior leadership challenge policymakers on the inequities of state funding. Across the organization, Green Dot consistently seeks to promote an environment of collaboration. We are more powerful together than we are alone: our individual impact is magnified in partnership.

Follow us:

Green Dot Public Schools Tennessee

4950 Fairley Rd.
Memphis, TN 38109

Phone: (901) 730-8160

tn.info@greendot.org