We are excited to announce that our roster for the 2018-2019 school year has been filled! We are looking forward to getting to know our new students.

We will add a grade each of the following years, growing eventually to a 9th-12th grade school. For families interested in applying for the 2019-2020 school year, please watch for information about open houses and registration in October 2018.

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. We are unable to accept applications from students who are already in high school.


When can I apply?

Our application period for the 2018-2019 school year has closed. Our lottery ran on December 18, 2017 and seats were offered to the first 150 students on the list. The application period for the 2019-2020 school year will open in October 2018. Anyone who has additional questions is welcome to call us at (901) 401-5500.


What do I need to apply?

The application will ask for basic information that you should have readily available. 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. 


Tell me about the Lottery. How did it work?

We contracted with a third party, SchoolMint to run a lottery in the instance that became necessary. We ultimately received over 250 applications, so on December 18, 2017 we authorized the lottery. At that time, each applicant was randomly assigned a number. The first 150 applicants were automatically sent an email with an Offer of Admission, while the 151st applicant and beyond was 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.


my child was put on the waitlist. Will i be notified if his 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.