Memphis City Schools

Northwest Prep Academy


Principal: Mr. Roger Jones
Assistant Principal: Dr. Soya Moore

PLC Coach : Ms. Andrea Herenton

1266 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN  38104

Phone: (901) 416-4400
Fax: (901) 416-4683

School Hours
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Grades 9-12

A student may not enter school after 8:20a.m.

unless accompanied by a parent.





The Let’s Move! Active Schools National Award is the nation’s top physical education and physical activity distinction for K-12 schools. The award celebrates a school’s commitment to providing students with at least 60 minutes of physical education and physical activity before, during and after school each day.

Northwest Prep is one of the three Shelby County Schools to receive this award.

  Achieve3000 presents Smarty Ants

Pre-k through 12th grade students will have all access to Smarty Ants and Achieve Pro / Boost Introduction during the summer months and next school year.

Achieve3000 is pleased to partner with Shelby County Schools for the 2017-18 academic year to provide literacy solutions for all students in grades pre-K – 12. Our literacy supports are designed to: 

  • Accelerate student achievement to meet the 1300 Lexile® reading level and achieve college and career literacy.
  • Provide equity of access so all students from PreK through grade 12 can stretch to the new grade level expectations and succeed on new state assessments.
  • Extend the reach of literacy instruction to science and social studies curricula and beyond the school day to help students gain more time on task.
  • Meet the requirements of a wide variety of implementation and instructional models, ranging from general education to RtI to ELL instruction to blended learning.

Click here to view a short introductory video.

Pictured: Educator- J. Strahan and Scholar- Jelita Braxton

The University of Memphis Art Education program gave kindergarten through 12th grade students the chance to showcase their artwork to a crowd of people at their art exhibition.

The 12th Annual Art Education Alumni Juried Exhibition attracted spectators from all around Memphis to its opening reception in the Art and Communication Building on Feb. 27. The exhibition features pieces created by art education alumni and their students.


SCS Prep Schools offer innovative, rich, rigorous and engaging programs
designed to address the individual, the academic and the developmental needs of students.


School Profile

Northwest Prep Academy At A Glance
What Makes Us Unique? Northwest Prep Academy offers innovative, rich, rigorous and engaging programs designed to address the individual academic and developmental needs of students. Attending Northwest Prep is a unique and exciting opportunity for students to accomplish their dreams of earning a high school diploma. Shelby County Prep students will dramatically increase their chances of graduating, which will allow them to enter post-secondary institutions or transition into the workforce and immediately contribute to the global economy. Educators and scholars are highlighted by their peers every nine weeks. Our goal is to have 100% of our scholars graduating with a post-secondary option.
Academic Programs:

Northwest Prep Academy has an instructional program that includes an accelerated graduation path. This accelerated path includes dual enrollment with Southwest Tennessee Community College. Our school also offers courses in English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Science, Fine Arts, Physical Education & Health, Business Technology, and World Languages. On-line courses are also available for our scholars. An extended-day and block schedule allows our scholars to earn more credits than traditional students, as well as, more class time for improved academic achievement.

Extracurricular Activities:

Northwest Prep Academy does not currently offer an extracurricular athletic program. However, we have implemented an organized basketball program for young men and young ladies to participate in. The program is utilized as an incentive for scholars’ academic achievement, attendance, and behavior improvement. We have also created an intramural basketball team that participates in the Memphis Athletic Ministries basketball league. We also have F.B.L.A. (Future Business Leaders of America)-Ms. Simmons, Student Council- Mrs. Dillard, & The Learning Garden-Mr. Bruce.




Our parents support Northwest Prep through positive partnerships with the school staff and administrators. Parents have access to our parent resource center in order for them to use computers. Parents may also make suggestions on how to improve parent and school relationships with administrators in our resource center. Feedback is provided to parents through progress reports, parent-teacher conferences, and parent meetings hosted by school staff and site administrators. Our community supporters include Memphis Athletic Ministries, Juvenile Court, Girl Scouts Heart of the South, Crosstown Arts, City of Memphis-Executive Division, and the Shelby County Health Department.

Achievements: During the 2014-15 school year, Northwest Prep Academy was recognized by SCS for being a leader in suspension reduction compared to the previous year’s data. During this school year, we have been recognized in the top 5 of SCS high schools in the district for increased graduation rates. Northwest Prep Academy was number 1 in the SCS district to increase Students with Disabilities graduation rate from the previous school year.
Exceeding State Average:  On-Track for Math

Notable Decrease in percentage of students rated below proficiency. 11.5%

Exceeding State Average:  On-Track for English Notable Decrease in percentage of students rated below proficiency. 19.0%

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Ms. L. L. Simmons, M.Ed. 05/22/2019 at 12:35 p.m..

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