St. Benedict at Auburndale School in Memphis, TN - Niche

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St. Benedict at Auburndale School is a private, Catholic, coed school in Memphis, Tennessee. It has 1,000 students in grades 9-12. There have been 130 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

8250 Varnavas Dr
Cordova, TN 38016

Ratings and Reviews
4.1 from 130 reviews
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    • High School Sophomore
    • 5
    Academics: Our school has a wide range of classes. We have classes like German, Latin, creative writing, and Forensics, to name a few. We have a variety of difficulty levels to choose from: plus (for those with learning disabilities), traditional, honors, AP, and dual enrollment.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 5
    Student Culture & Diversity: Overall, we are a very accepting and diverse student body. I have friends of different races, and of different sexual orientations.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: We have many clubs, ranging from art and ping pong to volunteering and robotics.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 5
    Overall Experience: Our school is excellent, I have had a very enjoyable experience. I am in band, and I love playing at the football games and pep rallies. I personally love how charitable our school is. We constantly participate in raising money and volunteering.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 5
    Teachers: Our teachers are wonderful; they all really care about us learning and go above and beyond. They all are willing to go over things again and again if you have queions, and are very kind.

Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Male 44%
Female 55%

Student Diversity

St. Benedict at Auburndale School United States Tennessee
White 90.0% 51.0% 65.5%
African American 4.0% 15.0% 23.0%
Asian 2.0% 4.8% 1.8%
Hispanic 1.0% 25.0% 7.8%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0.2%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0.1%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 1.6%


Grade 9 25.0%
Grade 10 25.0%
Grade 11 25.0%
Grade 12 25.0%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 21 responses

  • 81% Yes
  • 10% Not sure.
  • 10% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 23 responses

  • 29% They get students ready for college and life!
  • 27% Closeness of the students and faculty
  • 25% They are getting me ready for college.
  • 10% Christian environment
  • 8% You'll almost always have a friend

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 8 responses

  • 60% Getting swamped with work if you're not careful
  • 10% Bad teaching for traditional classes
  • 10% Must stay current on work.
  • 10% Students and parents must take an active role.
  • 10% Some parents are too hands-on

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 23 responses

  • 35% SBA is Catholic/Christian with a family atmosphere
  • 30% The dedication of the teachers sets them apart.
  • 17% Family atmosphere
  • 9% Well rounded students, not all snooty
  • 4% SBA is Catholic/Christian but not preachy
  • 4% SBA is Catholic/Christian but preachy

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 24 responses

  • 46% Truly College Prep environment
  • 21% Family
  • 17% Unique
  • 8% Challenging
  • 4% Exciting
  • 4% Conforming

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 13 responses

  • 38% Enjoy the kids in your class and get involved
  • 38% Some teachers are much more uptight than others
  • 15% Administration is on top of things
  • 8% There's a lot of work.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 22 responses

  • 55% I love everything about this school.
  • 41% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 5% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.