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Welcome to the Memphis Region at Aspire Public Schools! Our region has 4 high-performing schools, serving over 1,500 students at 4 locations in the Raleigh, Orange Mound, and Hickory Hill neighborhoods of Memphis.  We are currently serving grades K-8, and we have an incredibly talented team of over 250 Memphis teammates.

Aspire Memphis Regional Office
6870 Winchester Rd.
Memphis, TN 38115
(901) 646-6530, ext 75713

2018-19 Key Dates for Aspire Memphis Region

First Day of School: August 6, 2018
Fall Break: October 08-12, 2018
Thanksgiving Break: November 21-23, 2018
Winter Break: December 20, 2018-January 4, 2019
Spring Break: March 11-15, 2019
Last Day of School: May 24, 2019

Aspire Memphis Leadership Team

Superintendent’s Message

Dear Aspire Memphis Community,

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the start of the 2018 – 2019 school year. Thank you for trusting me and the Aspire team with serving your children. I consider it a privilege and honor to be your new Superintendent of Schools.

Together, our Aspire teammates, community members and families have worked hard to ensure positive outcomes for our students. We value opportunities beyond the classroom setting, and seek out enriching learning experiences for students at all levels. As an educator for 15 years, I wholeheartedly value the programs and services that we have in place. With that, I am committed to building upon past practices to ensure that current and future students have the opportunity to explore their interests and realize their dreams.

I joined Aspire Public Schools in July 2012 because I believed then and still believe now that too few children have access to a college education. Our motto, College for Certain, gives children access to more choices and opportunities in life. I am the first in my family to graduate college.  My parents, community, and school worked together to support my success.

While serving as your Superintendent of Schools, I will be accessible to all stakeholders and will maintain an open communication policy. I encourage and welcome any questions, comments or concerns.

It is an exciting time for the Aspire Memphis Region, and I’m looking forward to what lies ahead. Please accept my best wishes for a happy and safe new year.


Nickalous A. Manning
Superintendent, Aspire Memphis Region

Memphis Region Key Dates

March 11, 2019
  • Spring Break: March 11-15, 2019

    March 11, 2019 - March 15, 2019

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May 24, 2019


Memphis Students
Memphis Teammates
K - 8

Key Goals + Initiatives

  • Implement standards and curriculum with rigor and fidelity so that all students carry the cognitive load.
  • Urgently respond to student work and data to target instruction.
  • Practice and master content before teaching.
  • Recruit and develop teacher and leadership pipelines.
  • Build school culture that promotes social-emotional learning and positive student behavior.
  • Engage our families and community.

Board Meeting Minutes

Board Members