Melrose High School (Memphis, Tennessee)

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Melrose High School
2870 Deadrick
Memphis, Tennessee 38114
United States
Coordinates 35°06′20″N 89°58′01″W / 35.10542°N 89.96684°W / 35.10542; -89.96684Coordinates: 35°06′20″N 89°58′01″W / 35.10542°N 89.96684°W / 35.10542; -89.96684
School type public, secondary
School district Shelby County Schools (Tennessee)
Principal Mark Neal
Grades 912
Gender coed
Enrollment 1,511
Team name Golden Wildcats

Melrose High School is a public high school located in Memphis, Tennessee, in the Orange Mound area, serving 1557 students in grades 9–12. It is a part of the Shelby County Unified School District.

Melrose High School did not make AYP in 2007. Under No Child Left Behind, a school makes Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) if it achieves the minimum levels of improvement determined by the state of Tennessee in terms of student performance and other accountability measures. See Melrose High School's test results to learn more about school performance. Beginning in the 2014-2015 school year, Melrose will become an Innovation Zone School.

Melrose High School has 21 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Tennessee average is 16 students per full-time equivalent teacher.


Melrose Boys' Basketball was the first team in Tennessee History to go undefeated and win a state title. .[1] 2009–10 Boys' Basketball Team won the school's fourth state championship.[2] Melrose Power house football team 1996 & 1998 state Champions.[1] In 2004 & 2005 the football program made back to back State Championships runs .[3] [4]

Team Championships for Melrose[edit]

Sport Year Class Description Athletes Name Team Record Score Site

Boys' Basketball 2010 Class AAA Team Champions (37-4) 75-70 Murfreesboro

Boys' Basketball 1983 Class AAA Team Champions (37-3) 63-47 Nashville

Boys' Basketball 1978 Class AAA Team Champions (38-1) 62-49 Murfreesboro

Boys' Basketball 1974 Large Team Champions (33-0) 66-30 Memphis

Boys' Track 2003 Class AAA Team Champions 54 Memphis

Boys' Track 1965 Team Champions 21 Memphis

Football 1998 Class 3A Team Champions 35-34 Nashville Attendance - 10,500

Football 1996 Class 3A Team Champions 32-12 Nashville Attendance - 12,000

Girls' Basketball 1985 Class AAA Team Champions (32-2) 82-55 Murfreesboro

Girls' Track 1984 Class AAA Team Champions 52 Nashville

Girls' Track 1983 Class AAA Team Champions 87 Nashville

Championships by Sport[edit]

  • Girls' Track-2
  • Girls' Basketball-1
  • Boys' Track-2
  • Boys' Basketball-4
  • Football-2


Notable alumni[edit]