Evangelical Christian School

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Evangelical Christian School
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Evangelical Christian School is located in Tennessee
Evangelical Christian School
Evangelical Christian School
7600 Macon Road

Coordinates35°09′11″N 89°48′45″W / 35.1529194°N 89.8123787°W / 35.1529194; -89.8123787
School typePrivate co-educational Primary and Secondary school
MottoPursuit of Excellence for the Glory of God
Religious affiliation(s)Non-denominational Christian
CEEB code430453
PresidentBraxton Brady
CampusesShelby Farms and Lower School
School color(s)Cardinal and White          
Song"May the Mind of Christ"
NewspaperThe Eagle's Eye

Evangelical Christian School, also known as ECS, is a private, non-denominational, evangelical Christian school in Memphis, Tennessee. It was founded in 1965 and joined Association of Christian Schools International in 1984.[1] It hosts grades Pre-K to 12, with grades Pre-K through 5th grade at the Lower School campus in Germantown, TN and grades 6-12 at the Macon campus in Cordova, TN.


ECS was established in 1965 as part of a wave of private schools formed by white parents in response to desegregation busing.[2]


Lower School (Forest Hill)[edit]

The Lower School campus hosts students in grades Pre-K through 5th. The faculty teach students in a variety of disciplines such as science, math, English and literature, history, and Bible study. Additional course offerings are available, such as art, physical education, music, and Spanish.

In addition to the daily scheduled activities, the schools hold a weekly chapel service. A speaker delivers a message to the students about a Bible lessons.

Shelby Farms[edit]

The Shelby Farms campus includes the middle school and upper school campuses. Although they are on the same grounds, the middle school and high school students are taught in separate buildings; they also have separate principals, teachers, and lunch times. The middle school grades consist of grades 6 through 8. These students are taught math, science, Bible, geography, English, literature, and many other subjects.


Evangelical Christian School's mascot is the eagle, with team colors of cardinal and white. ECS is in the Division 2 (private schools) of the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association. ECS participates in football, soccer, baseball, softball, swimming, track and field, cross country running, tennis, basketball, lacrosse, trap, and golf.

ECS has won a total of 25 State championships in 9 different sports: Baseball 1986, 1996, 1998, 2011, 2013, 2017 Football 1983, 1999, 2000, 2005 Boys Golf 1995, 2009, 2012 Boys Soccer 2010, 2011, 2019 Boys Decathlon 2010, 2011 Boys Basketball 2011 Girls Soccer 2015, 2016 Girls Track 1981, 2010, 2014 Volleyball 2009

The Boys Soccer team won back to back State Championships defeating Jackson Christian School 2-0 on May 27, 2010, and University School of Nashville 2-0 on May 26, 2011. On May 23, 2019, ECS defeated Christ Presbyterian Academy 3-0 to capture its third championship. They ended the season nationally ranked with a record of 18-0-2.

The ECS boys basketball team claimed the school's first state championship on March 5, 2011.

Notable alumni[edit]


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  12. ^ "Dr. Death: The Shocking Story of a Madman with a Scalpel".
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