We are a public, tuition-free, college preparatory charter school serving the Whitehaven community of Memphis, Tennessee. Our mission is to help transform public education so ALL students graduate prepared for collegeleadership, and life.



4184 Graceland Drive
Memphis, TN 38116
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Phone:(901) 730-4098

Message from the Principal

"Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.”

Welcome to Hillcrest High School, a place where students learn to transcend their environment through the integration of academic and social skills, follow their passion and experience the beauty of their dreams. My 13-year career in education is driven by the desire to help young people achieve their greatest potential. As Principal of Hillcrest High School, my goal is to ensure students have a well-rounded high school experience that is rooted in Green Dot Public School’s mission of College, Leadership, and Life.

In my four years at Hillcrest, I have been a part of a transformation that has seen Hillcrest move from being a Level 1 school annually to now being rated a Level 3 by the Tennessee Department of Education. Here at Hillcrest High School it is our belief that all students regardless of race, religious affiliation, or socio-economic status should have access to high quality education. We also believe in empowering our children in such a manner than they act as representatives of a meaningful and value based society. Our curriculum which focuses on educating the whole child complements this. We have a team of fabulous faculty members who display immeasurable energy and an intense commitment to see every child succeed every day!

It is an honor and a pleasure to not only serve as the Principal of Hillcrest High School, but to return the neighborhood that raised me and made me the man I am today. The challenges we face ahead may be great, but with your continued support there is nothing we can’t accomplish. There is no option but to achieve excellence! Please do not hesitate to reach out to myself or any of our faculty if you have any questions or concerns.


Teddrick T. Estes

Principal, Hillcrest High School

Latest updates from Hillcrest

  • Green Dot Public Schools Tennessee Re-Entry Updates 9/27
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    Published on 09/28/2020
  • Green Dot Public Schools Tennessee Re-Entry Updates 9/14
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    Published on 09/17/2020
  • Green Dot Public Schools Tennessee Re-Entry Updates 9/6
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    Published on 09/06/2020
  • Green Dot Public Schools Tennessee Re-Entry Updates 8/31
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    One of the first things many of us learned as students was safety first. We are hopeful that all of our students read more
    Published on 08/31/2020
  • Green Dot School Leaders Welcome Families Back to School Virtually
    Our everyday work is rooted in our mission to help transform public education so that all students graduate prepared for college, leadership and life. In preparation of the new school year, our educators and leaders in Tennessee have worked with health experts, studied virtual education models, gathered feedback from stakeholders, and collaborated with peers across the country to refine our distance learning practices to ensure student read more
    Published on 08/18/2020

2018 Graduation Photos

Hillcrest High School Graduation 2018

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4184 Graceland Drive
Memphis, TN 38116

Phone: (901)730-4098

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