Memphis City Schools

"Improving Student Achievement Through Collaborative Teaching"

Parents and Students - School Begins August 5th!


Our Core Values for Learning - The Five C's

  • Communication
  • Connection
  • Collaboration
  • Conceptualization
  • Create



Who We Are?

We are a learning organization whose aim is to develop and procure global leaders, learning architects, and urban entrepreneurs as innovators for the 21st century Conceptual Economy.

Furthermore, Hillcrest is a comprehensive high school located on the edge of the Whitehaven community.  Hillcrest boasts a proud tradition of providing its students and parents with quality academic and extra-curricular programs since opening its doors in the mid-1960's.

Hillcrest seeks to become one of Shelby County School's premier school's of choice.  We are working diligently in rebuilding our academic and athletic programs to not only raise the level of rigor/challenge in coursework, but, make Hillcrest a place students, parents, teachers, and other stakeholders excited to come.

To learn more about Hillcrest and the community we serve, visit the Tennessee Department of Education's website and review our Reportcard data.

Our School's Mission

The mission of Hillcrest High School is to develop global leaders and entrepreneurs within an urban context who are expected to be innovators in the Conceptual Economy of the 21st century.

Our School's Vision

Hillcrest High School envisions a community of learners who hold students and all other stakeholders to high expectations in the least restrictive environment. Developing life-long learners who are ready to meet the demands of post-secondary education and work in the 21st century, is accomplished by a staff of innovative learning architects. On the whole, students who emerge from our organization will achieve at high levels within post-secondary institutions of learning and the world of work through demonstrated leadership and entrepreneurial capacities; hence, contributing to economic and social advancements within the urban context worldwide.

Bell Schedules for 2013-2014


Parental Engagement

Hillcrest's parents play a hugely important role in our students education.  For the 2013-2014 school year, I invite our parents to engage our teachers in conversations around academic achievement as it relates to preparing our students for college and career.  As a start, we would like for our students to read more, as well developed reading skills are the foundation for one being a critical thinker and problem-solver.  Therefore, Mrs. Wilson, in collaboration with our English teachers, compiled a Summer Reading List and an accompanying assignment.  Please click on the following link to access these materials:

Also Viking parents, the Tennessee Department of Education, along with other states, have adopted the Common Core State Standards.  The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them (as cited by Kendall, 2011, and  Tennessee school will implement the Common Core State Standards this year.  To learn more, please review the TNCore website.

Finally Viking parents, please read the Hillcrest Community Letter of Expectations for 2013-2014. This letter was mailed during the week of May 22, 2013.  If you did not receive a letter, please click on the link below:

Also parents, we have included the new Bell Schedules for the 2013-2014 academic year.  You will find that our school day will begin promptly at 6:30 a.m. for student arrival.  First period classes begin promptly at 7:00 a.m.




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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