Memphis City Schools


The mission of the Hickory Ridge Middle School is to prepare our students to be lifelong learners in the 21st century who are confident, competent, contributing members of a diverse and global society.


Our vision for Hickory Ridge Middle School is to promote educational experiences that meet the academic needs of our students, parents, teachers, and community. While learning in a safe and challenging atmosphere, our students will read with comprehension, write clearly, compute accurately, think, reason, use technological means to solve problems, and have an awareness of ethical standards that promote justice, peace, and social concern, as well as become leaders of tomorrow.



  • We believe all students’ learning needs should be the primary focus of all

                      decisions impacting the work of the school. 

    We believe all students can learn.

    We believe all students learn best when they are actively engaged in the learning


    We believe each student is a valued individual with unique physical, social,

                       emotional and intellectual needs.

    We believe all exceptional students (e.g., special education, ELL, talented and gifted,

                       etc.) require special services and resources.

    We believe a safe and physically comfortable environment promotes student


    We believe teachers, administrators, parents, and the community shares the

                       responsibility for advancing the school’s mission.

    We believe cultural diversity should be valued and appreciated and multicul-

                       tural integration will heighten student awareness of diverse cultures.

    We believe individualized instruction is necessary and should be guided by

                       on-going, authentic assessment as well as research-based best


    We believe safe and structured environment promotes student learning.

    We believe a variety of instructional practices incorporated in an integrated

                       curriculum will address the diverse learning styles of our students.

    We believe the stakeholders (school staff, parents, and the community) share the

                       responsibility for the support of the school’s mission and upholding

                       school policy.

    We believe students will be assessed through a variety of opportunities to

                       demonstrate their achievement of the expectations for their learning.

Memphis City Schools does not discriminate in its programs or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, handicap/disability, sex, or age.  For more information, please contact the Office of Equity Compliance at (901) 416-6670.
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