Millington Central High School
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|Millington Central High School|
|8050 West St
Millington, Tennessee 38053
|Principal||Clint Durley |
|Color(s)||Black and Gold|
|Accreditation||Southern Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Athletics||17 varsity teams |
Millington Central High School is a high school (grades 9-12) located in Millington, Tennessee and is a part of the newly formed Millington Municipal School District. Millington Central High School was the first accredited school in Shelby County Schools. In 2014, the school left Shelby County Schools.
MCHS serves the city of Millington.
A full range of college preparatory courses and technical/career courses, advanced placement, and special education courses are offered. Included are four levels of English, four years of foreign language, extensive offerings in math and science, a television and video production department, full social studies electives, computer laboratory experiences, and fine arts (art, drama, and music) electives. Additionally, production classes for student publications and a student-produced news television program are offered for credit.
- Advanced Placement courses are offered in English, United States History, Calculus, Chemistry, and Biology.
- Honors classes include English, Biology, Chemistry, World History, World Geography, Foreign Languages, Pre-Calculus, Geometry, and Algebra 2.
- Technical/Vocational courses offered are Automotive Technology, Early Childhood Education, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Broadcast & Media Technology, Computer Repair Technology, Family & Consumer Science, Graphic Communications Technology, Marketing, Manufacturing Technology, Office Technology, and Construction Technology.
Soon after Millington was founded in the 1870s, a reading school was established in a wood frame structure on this site by the Shelby County Board of Education. The building was surrounded by woods. Soon, enrollment grew until a second room was added, also a second teacher. These two rooms were later enlarged with four downstairs, and a concert hall upstairs. In the 1890s the school was organized into grades. A 1907 brick structure was razed in 1916 and a brick and terra cotta “Beaux-Arts” style edifice was erected on the site and stood until 2005. The school had eleven grades. The twelfth grade class was authorized in 1910 and by 1911 two students received high school diplomas.
Some other firsts for MCHS were …
- The first brick school was built in 1907.
- It was the first school in Shelby County to have a gymnasium. The gymnasium was built in 1922 with funds raised by the citizens of Millington.
- It was the first school in this area to have a transportation system and hot lunches.
- The first 16mm projector in Shelby County Schools was used at Millington Central High School.
- In 1947, MCHS had the first lighted football field in West Tennessee.
- MCHS was admitted to membership in the Southern Association of colleges and secondary schools. It was the first school in Memphis or Shelby County to be accredited and the ninth school in the state of Tennessee to achieve this distinction.
- MCHS was the first high school in Shelby to have a computer with internet access in every classroom.