School Details

Collierville High School

1101 North Byhalia Rd, Collierville, TN 38017
(901) 853-3310

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1944 students 18 students/teacher (TN avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


Gateway/End-of-Course (GT/EOC)

In 2011-2012 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. This year they introduced two new exams in algebra II and English III. Students must pass the algebra I, English II and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
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About this school

Collierville High School is a public high school in Collierville. The principal of Collierville High School is Dr Timothy R. Setterlund and can be contacted at 1,944 children attend Collierville High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Hispanic. 11% of the 1,944 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Collierville High School is 18:1. Houston High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Russian
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 79% 52%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 5%
Hispanic 4% 5%
Asian 4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 12% 37%
Multiracial 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.05% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 11% 35%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    It's a great school two of my sons graduated from there and I am looking forward to my grand and great grand going to CHS

  • (1 year ago)

    New administration came on board in 2012 and they are doing an outstanding job with this school. The academics are challenging the number of AP classes offered is higher than any school in the Memphis area. Although most students are on a college track there are offerings for other areas like cosmetology. The class of 2013 with fewer than 500 had 7 Advanced Placement International Diploma recipients 44 Cum Laude Society members (CHS is the only public school in TN with this distinction) 11 National AP Scholars 46 AP Scholars with Distinction 26 AP Scholars with Honor 76 AP Scholars and 1 US Presidential Scholar candidate. Athletics and the arts are strong. The PTSA is active and involved great communication through Facebook and Twitter. This is truly a great school.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school continually distinguishes itself from the pack. They recently became the only public school in TN with a Cum Laude chapter. This process took 10 years of looking at the top 20% of students. They encourage the kids to take the most challenging classes that they can while offering other avenues and support for kids who need extra help. Great extracurricular activities as well. The block scheduling implemented in 2010 has proved to improve learning even more.

  • (3 years ago)

    As an alum of CHS I am proud to say that I got to spend my 4 years of high school here. Yes the hallways are crowded but I think it made high school fun. You always saw people you knew while switching classes and it was an easy way to meet others. I had issues with a few teachers but most of them were great. It provides SO many opportunities to get involved too! It's a great school and definitely better than any Memphis High School!

  • (3 years ago)

    This is school is excellent and has provided a safe learning environment. There are so many opportunities for the students to get involved.

  • (3 years ago)

    This is overall a great school. I believe that according to national studies this school ranks among the top 10-15% of high schools in the United States. I can only give a students view of this school as a freshman here. The teachers here are very good. They care about their classes and lessons are thought about and information is presented understandably and easy to grasp. I quickly learned that it isn't easy making A's and B's by doing minimal work but work isn't brutal it simply needs attention. While the teachers are good they're not perfect and some I suggest staying away from. If you are an incoming freshman honors student you might want to consider having a sophomore geometry teacher rather than the freshman one. Unfortunately you can tell she's trying to teach cares about the class and the material and is delivering important information but she does not know how to control a rowdy class and she does not know how to deliver the information and end result is the feeling of not learning much. Other than that I enjoyed my classes. All Extracurricular activities at the school are good as well but I suggest that all grade levels avoid the orchestra program here.

  • (3 years ago)

    I have had all four of my children graduate from CHS. They have all been proficient in English Math and Science at the college level. Although no school is perfect CHS works hard at improving their areas of deficiency. Leadership staff is excellent. Can't find a public school any better than this. Great job

  • (4 years ago)

    Collierville High School is truly a wonderful school. There are numerous ways to get involved such as SGA theater newspaper yearbook sports etc. Almost all of the teachers are superb and really care about the students. As the editor of the school newspaper I've learned a lot more than most students about the different aspects of the school and because of this I can rightly say that our school has a lot to offer any student--whatever his or her strongest point may be! I have noticed however that our administration is heavily driven by rankings and test scores. I believe this has caused a blind spot when it comes to students who are troublesome or struggling academically and need special attention. Overall though the students and teachers make the school a tremendous place and provide the school with a great atmosphere.

  • (4 years ago)

    Collerville High School is an O.K. School. In order to get the best education possible at the school you need to take the AP and horors classes. Mrs. Janis Martin Stephen Blake and Coach Brock are some of the best teachers i've seen at this school. They all care greatly for the student and want to help them succeed. The school has many faults too. The administration is ok but could use some improvement. The punishments for fiting are handled well but there are little or no incentives for being good. The dress code has gotten less strict but still rediculous because of getting Saturday school right off the bat for being out of code. The school is very very OVERCROUDED there is not enough time to change classes. Overall CHS is a school with good academics but NEEDS new facilities to meet the needs for such a large school.

  • (5 years ago)

    I was an alumni and now a parent of a student there. I can honestly say if you can afford to put your child in a private school please do. This is honestly one of the worst high schools I have ever dealt with. The Administration is out of touch with the children and parents. Many of the teachers ought to have been fired due to performance but are still there due to tenure and most of all the school looks and is run like a prison. Common sense and thinking do not rate high in the admonostrations views. Rules for the sake of rules seems to be their motto. Not a place I would have ever wanted to have to send my children to. I hope to move soon and put my children in a better school district.

  • (6 years ago)

    As a CHS alumni (c/o '05) I can honestly say that Collierville High was a really great school. I do agree however that it was extremely overcrowded and is probably even worse than it was 3 years ago. Also the six minutes to get to and from class was never long enough! I was so ready to graduate and never look back but now I am starting to miss those old high school days with clubs pep rallies and football games. It may sound crazy guys but enjoy high school while you can.

  • (6 years ago)

    The hallways are way overcrowded. Many of us have 2 choices 1. Carry multiple (3-4+) books around to each class. or 2. Get to class 1-2 minutes late each day and get saturday school or iss. We get 6 minutes (I think?) between classes but it takes most of us at least 3 minutes just to get through ONE hallway let alone 2 or 3 PLUS the staircases. I don't think we should have more time in the halls because the problem is the kids that stand in the way & the kids that walk reallllly slow. I THINK that each class should have their own set of books for the students so we don't have to carry books to each class. It would be much easier and less stress getting to our lockers and class.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is one of the best high school in TN. The courses are challenging. I don't know what some of these previous posts are talking about. No talking in hallways? When did you visit? And no recess? We are not in elementary school. Last time I checked middle school didn't have recess either.

  • (7 years ago)

    Because of the size it offers many different programs for the students. It has the highest number of AP classes in Tennessee. But becuase of it's size some students can get lost in the crowd. If your child can handle the size it is great but large schools are not for all students.

  • (7 years ago)

    This was the best High School I've ever been to. I really loved all of my teachers and the curriculms.

  • (7 years ago)

    I met with the principal to discuss his mission and value system for the school. I thought we could have some common ground. That didn t happen He is very opposed to reviewing his Draconian rules. No Physical Education (other than Freshman) Overcrowded halls with too short of time to change class Saturday school if you are late changing classes. Corporal punishment No talking in halls and no recess. He thinks that fights will break out all over if people are allowed to talk. He also says that he is not responsible for their social outlet. With such an oppressive environment something needs to give. Rules for the sake of rules only serve to shut down the growth and spirit of a child. Nancy Smith is a wonderful Algebra II teacher I wish there was a checks and balance system the kids need a voice.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am an alumni of CHS. I also agree that it has declined in many aspects. Dr. Setterlund while tough on the rules was an excellent principal while I was there. He was incredibly friendly and helpful. Unfortunately my education was not what many experienced. I struggled with Mathematics and Science and while repeatedly asking for help never recieved it until my Senior year. If not for the Theater program and my constant involvement I would not have a diploma for I would have dropped out. Overall it was a good school just not enough teacher involvement.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a alumni of Collierville High School. Though it still is a great school it has rapidly decreased in some things since I've graduated. The students are great and I actually love how the dress code was recently enforced. Some of the teachers were great but many hated their job and it showed through their laziness and complaining. As for the administration.well it's absolutely horrible. The administration needs to start caring about the school itself more rather than their own needs and start cleaning things up that have gone downhill lately (like sports some teachers etc.) Also Collierville needs to prepare students for college better. Overall a good school though.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a former student of Collierville and very proud to be so. In fact so proud that I moved back to Collierville so my children could come to Collierville as well. My oldest has already graduated from Collierville and is in college my youngest is a sophomore and active w/Football and track They also are very proud to be a part of Collierville high school. Dr. Setterland keep up the good work. We are proud of you and this school. I know my children are safe at CHS. Thank You!

  • (8 years ago)

    Collierville High School was once a great school but is rapidly eroding. you WILL not learn unless you take several honors/AP courses. While most teachers are OK many are apathetic towards their jobs. Administration borders on ridiculousness enforcing nonsensical arbitary rules and failing to notify parents of major safety incidents. Other problems - overcrowded hallways - maintenance issues - an abysmal cafeteria - a poorly-funded school library - the irrevelance of clubs - Clubs now only meet once a month for 25 minutes. On the positive side CHS has an excellent theatre department.

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