We are excited to announce our application period for the 2019-2020 school year!

application period

We will accept priority applications for the 2019-2020 9th grade class from Monday, October 15, 2018, through Friday, December 14, 2018, at 6 pm CST. All applications received during this time period will be treated equally — the application process is not first-come, first-served. We will run our admission lottery the week of December 17, and will notify all applicants of their status at that time. Applications received after December 14 will be added to our waiting list in the order they are received.

visiting crosstown high

We will host several events so you can get to know us. Please visit our Events page to sign up for our New Student Visit Days and New Family Open Houses.

diverse by design

In our location at Crosstown Concourse, we are at the center of a diverse range of neighborhoods which, together, reflect the unique diversity of Memphis as a whole. Crosstown High is committed to being a “diverse by design” school, which means that we will work to ensure that our application pool reflects the diversity of our surrounding communities.

Frequently Asked Questions


Who can apply to Crosstown High?

Application to Crosstown High will be open to current 8th grade students. The only requirements are that 1) the student lives in within the boundaries of the Shelby County School district, and 2) the student is enrolled in the 8th grade at the time of application.


When can I apply?

The application period for the 2019-2020 school year will open October 15, 2018, and will run through December 15, 2018, at 6 pm.


What do I need to apply?

The application will ask for basic information that you should have readily available. You will need to submit one proof of address as well. It is very important that the email address you provide be one that is checked regularly, as we will communicate almost exclusively by email. Parents or guardians should fill out the application. A student may fill out the application, but only with the permission of the guardian. (Please, we ask that no school representatives or counselors complete the application for a student without his/her parent's knowledge.) There is no need to submit transcripts, test scores, etc. The 50-100 word essay that we ask for is for our information only -- it will not be used as a selection criteria.

Once a student has been accepted to Crosstown High, the student's guardian will be asked to complete their registration online, which will include proof of residence, transcripts, etc. Families should watch for an email with complete details mid-spring. Failure to complete this registration process by stated deadlines will result in the offer of admission being revoked.


Tell me about the Lottery. How does it work?

We contract with a third party, SchoolMint, to run a lottery in the instance that it becomes necessary. At the time of the lottery, all applicant are randomly assigned a number by the SchoolMint system. The first 150 applicants are sent an email with an Offer of Admission, while the 151st applicant and beyond will be assigned a waitlist number. If a family declines their offer or withdraws their application, the student at the top of the waitlist will be offered the open seat.


Will i be notified if our waitlist number changes?

We are unable to notify each family on the waitlist every time they move up on the list. You can easily check your waitlist status by logging in to SchoolMint at https://crosstownhigh.schoolmint.net.