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Promise Academy is a charter elementary school in Memphis. The principal of Promise Academy is Blakely Wallace, who can be contacted at bdwallace@bellsouth.net. 475 students go to Promise Academy and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 67% of the 475 students here get reduced lunch prices. Corning Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 98% 37%
Hispanic 2% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 0.3% 53%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.4%
Multiracial 0% %
Asian 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 67% 28%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    Promise Academy is an awesome school. The children start the day in morning assembly; learning new words and phrases for the day together; say the pledge of allegiance and recite the Promise Pledge [I promise to do my best today. I promise to listen follow directions and act responsibly. I promise not to waste this day because it will never come again.]. There is a very energized staff working with the students of Promise Academy. There leadership is top notch. There librarian is a jewel; she actually teaches the same core information as any other teacher at the school. From kindergarten to firth grade the students learn they are global learners and are college bound. They also receive breakfast lunch and a nutritous snack each day.

  • (4 years ago)

    Children teachers parents administration staff and board members striving for excellence!

  • (5 years ago)

    Located in the heart of North Memphis an area that has the nation's highest infant mortality rate education is literally a matter of life or death for Promise Academy's students. Promise's faculty and staff accept this challenge head on everyday. Their commitment to high expectations honor and the belief that every child WILL learn translates into hope excellence and perseverance for the children opening young eyes to a whole new world of opportunity.

  • (5 years ago)

    Our school has the most amazing students and staff. Our teachers are dedicated to making sure each student is college bound. We do not want our children to just get by. Promise wants all children to grow in to successful productive educated adults.

  • (5 years ago)

    Promise Academy's central and only work is to teach and inspire the mind body and spirit of children so that they can rise above the rest and succeed in any academic or cultural setting. Their commitment to preparing children for bright futures empowers me to support this AWESOME school!

  • (5 years ago)

    Promise Academy is an excellent charter school teaching our children to be the best not just in school but in life.We teach our children to show honor integrity and excellence in every thing they do.We teach them to think outside the box outside the school outside the state. We teach our children to GO GLOBAL!!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    Promise academy is an exceptional school focused on rearing exceptional students committed to excellence honor and committment! i truly look forward to coming to school everyday as a true committment to make sure we continue to inspire the mind body and spirit of our children!

  • (5 years ago)

    Promise Academy has an atmosphere and focus that impacts you as an individual the minute you enter their doors. I have never been in a school where everyone was so focused and excited about the education and exposure to more for these inner city children.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love promise because of the family type atmosphere her between the teachers and the students

  • (5 years ago)

    I love Promise Academy because it is a safe place for children to learn grow and become the super citizens of the world. It is a fantastic environment and these children are amazing. Promise Academy is GOING GLOBAL!

  • (5 years ago)

    Promise Academy is different from any other school. Our teachers are more that just teachers they are life-long mentors. The kids are involved in many extra-curricular activities that keep them active as well as involved in the community. Our main focus is to prepare our students not only for college but for life itself. GO GLOBAL WITH PROMISE ACADEMY!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    This is a wonderful learning environment. I am blessed for my child to be at Promise Academy! The staff is great! The principal is looking out for the students best interest. What a School!

  • (7 years ago)

    I am very glad my grandchildren are attending Promise Academy due to the leadership of the teachers and principal. The children are learning so much more than they did in Memphis City Schools. They enjoy attending Promise Academy because the teachers motivate them to learn and give them homework daily. They love going on field trips and when Mayor Wharton came to the school that was a highlight for my grandchildren. They are learning emotionally physically and academically. Keep up the great job you are doing in the lives of my grandchildren and the other students.

  • (7 years ago)

    Great curriculum and excellent teachers make this a quality learning environment that has outstanding parental involvement.

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