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Students Thrive Here

Hillcrest High School is a public high school in Memphis, TN and is the home of the Vikings. Hillcrest High is in the heart of the Whitehaven community, serving students throughout. New to the Green Dot Public Schools TN family, Hillcrest High is operated under a charter authorized by the Achievement School District. Hillcrest High seeks to be a safe haven for students, holding fast to the mission to prepare all students for college, leadership and life. Hillcrest High serves families from a cross-section of racial, cultural, and socioeconomic spectrums. Hillcrest High enrolls students in grades 9 through 12.

Students Thrive Here

Hillcrest High School is a public high school in Memphis, TN and is the home of the Vikings. Hillcrest High is in the heart of the Whitehaven community, serving students throughout. New to the Green Dot Public Schools TN family, Hillcrest High is operated under a charter authorized by the Achievement School District. Hillcrest High seeks to be a safe haven for students, holding fast to the mission to prepare all students for college, leadership and life. Hillcrest High serves families from a cross-section of racial, cultural, and socioeconomic spectrums. Hillcrest High enrolls students in grades 9 through 12.

We foster a nurturing community.

We meet students where they are.

We prepare all of our students for college, leadership, and life.

We engage parents as partners.

Message from the Principal

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 that 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.

Sincerely,

Teddrick T. Estes

Principal, Hillcrest High School

Words from Our Community

"Our parents are incredible. I can relate having children of my own--the parents and I all agree that we want more for our kids than what we had. Because of that, we make an incredible team."

"It’s an amazing school. I love my teachers. They do their job very well. You can actually work on yourself, your body and your brain!"

"The staff and the faculty are amazing. We have people here who actually care about the children. They care about their well-being-not only their education, but their well-being. They care about their morale, their grades, the things they have going on at home. They care about them totally as people; they actually care about these children."

News & Announcements

Stories About Hillcrest High School

Hillcrest High School in Memphis achieved Level 4 scores in the Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS) for the first time. When Hillcrest was identified as a priority school by state assessments, the school was placed into the state’s Achievement School District (ASD), who invited Green Dot Public Schools to lead... Read more
Published on: 09-01-22
The new Content Creator initiative at Hillcrest High School in Memphis has both students and staff excited about giving them more opportunities on their way to college as well as being a motivation to excel in other courses. The program, generously supported by the Tennessee Valley Authority, will impact 20... Read more
Published on: 08-25-22
Leelah Scales, Valedictorian Leelah Scales, Valedictorian at Hillcrest High School, considers earning the achievement as the Class of 2022’s top student as a tribute to her family. “It’s not about the grades, it was about making my family proud,” said the future orthodontist minutes before addressing her fellow classmates and... Read more
Published on: 06-30-22
One of the top priorities of Green Dot Public Schools TN is creating spaces and opportunities for everyone to persevere through any of life's challenges, leading individuals to a place of physical and mental wellness. The post Green Dot Public Schools Tennessee Updates 6/10 appeared first on Updates from Green... Read more
Published on: 06-10-22
Fairley High School was selected as the School of the Year as part of Green Dot Public School Tennessee 2022 Dotties Awards. Thirteen administrators and teachers were also recognized during a virtual award ceremony held on April 4. The Dotties is Green Dot Tennessee’s way of rewarding individuals who bring... Read more
Published on: 05-02-22
One of the top priorities of Green Dot Public Schools TN is creating spaces and opportunities for everyone to persevere through any of life's challenges, leading individuals to a place of physical and mental wellness. The post Green Dot Public Schools Tennessee Updates 4/24 appeared first on Updates from Green... Read more
Published on: 04-25-22

We offer campus tours if you are interested in learning more. During the tour, attendees will have the opportunity to see the Hillcrest campus, ask questions, meet the principal, and see classrooms in action.

Contact Us

Principal: Teddrick Estes

Executive Director, Green Dot Public Schools Tennessee: Jocquell Rodgers

Green Dot Public Schools CEO: Chad Soleo

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4184 Graceland Drive
Memphis, TN 38116
(901)730-4098
Green Dot Tennesse 
[email protected]

4184 Graceland Drive
Memphis, TN 38116
(901)730-4098
Green Dot Tennesse 
[email protected]

Hillcrest High School is a part of the Green Dot Public Schools network. Our mission is to prepare all students for college, leadership, and life.

Hillcrest High School is a part of the Green Dot Public Schools network. Our mission is to prepare all students for college, leadership, and life.