Raleigh-Egypt High School
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Raleigh-Egypt High School is a secondary school (grades 9-12) located at 3970 Voltaire Road in Raleigh, a section of Memphis, Tennessee. It is part of the Shelby County Schools district. It shares a campus with Egypt Central Elementary School and Raleigh-Egypt Middle School.
This school was originally part of the Shelby County School System when it was built in 1969. It fell under the Memphis City School system after Raleigh was annexed by Memphis in 1975. The original school principal, Ernest Chism, has been a member of the Shelby County School Board since 2002. As of 2010, the school principal is Mr. Michael Bailey. The school has an enrollment of approximately 1,000.
In 2014, Shelby County Schools took back over Raleigh-Egypt High School and all other Memphis City Schools.
School name, colors and mascot
The school's name reflects two areas in which it is located: Raleigh, a large, previously incorporated area in north-central Memphis, and Egypt, a small unincorporated community that was one of the earliest settlements in Shelby County. Picking up on the latter name, the school's athletic teams are called The Pharaohs, the mascot is a Pharaoh, the yearbook is The Sphinx, and the student newspaper is The Scroll. The school's colors are red, white and black.
Raleigh Egypt has won state titles in Boys' Cross Country in 1972 and 1973, and Boys' Track in 2004.
Students may wear oxford shirts, polo shirts, turtlenecks, and blouses with "Peter Pan" collars. All shirts must be white, Black, or red. Sweatshirts must be white, black, navy blue, tan or any other colors approved by the individual campus. Shorts, skirts, and jumpers must be black, tan, or navy blue. Denim clothing is not allowed.
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