Humes Preparatory Academy Middle School

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L.C. Humes High School
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Humes School main entrance
Humes Preparatory Academy Middle School is located in Tennessee
Humes Preparatory Academy Middle School
Humes Preparatory Academy Middle School is located in the US
Humes Preparatory Academy Middle School
Location 659 N. Manassas St.,
Memphis, Tennessee
Coordinates 35°09′32″N 90°02′00″W / 35.1589°N 90.0334°W / 35.1589; -90.0334Coordinates: 35°09′32″N 90°02′00″W / 35.1589°N 90.0334°W / 35.1589; -90.0334
Area 7.2 acres (2.9 ha)
Built 1924
Architect George Aswumb
Architectural style Collegiate Gothic
MPS Public Schools of Memphis 1902-1915 MPS
NRHP Reference # 98000368[1]
Added to NRHP July 12, 2004

Humes Preparatory Academy Middle School, formerly the L. C. Humes High School, is a middle school located in Memphis, Tennessee. It was open as a high school from the 1930s through 1967 and later became a middle school in the Memphis City Schools district. In 2004, the school was listed on the National Register of Historic Places due to its connection to Elvis Presley, who graduated from the school in 1953. The school has numerous alumni from nearby Porter-Leath from its days as an orphanage and current foster care facility.

In 2012, the school opened as a charter school run by Gestalt Community Schools.[2] In 2017 it was announced that control of the school would be transferred to Frayser Community schools when Gestalt would exit after experience declining enrollment and funding.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Connolly, Daniel (October 7, 2016). "Changes on way for Humes Middle, Klondike Elementary". The Commercial Appeal. Retrieved April 8, 2017. 
  3. ^ Bauman, Caroline (January 31, 2017). "Achievement School District opts for new charter operator over closing Memphis Humes". Chalkbeat. Retrieved April 8, 2017. 

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