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

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St. Benedict at Auburndale School is a private Catholic school in Memphis, Tennessee. It has 1,000 students in grades 9-12. There have been 112 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

8250 Varnavas Dr
Cordova, TN 38016

Ratings and Reviews
4.1 from 112 reviews
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    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Health & Safety: This year a school nurse was a great addition! She is in the health room almost all day, Monday through Friday. Students can go to her when needed, for any needs. Our security guard is around whenever there are people at the school, providing me with a great sense of safety, and all exterior doors lock after the tardy bell and after about 3:15 in the afternoon.
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: There are many extracurriculars to choose from, from sports to clubs. The club system works really well and is good at responding when students have an interest, and want to form a club for it. However, not many people like to stay after school, so clubs are hardly visited. Therefore the clubs go down the drain, because teachers have less motivation to keep them up if no one wants to come
    • High School Junior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: I don't know where my life would be if it weren't for this school. It has been an amazing experience and I wouldn't change it. The environment is so friendly and no one goes long without a friend! If you come to this school not knowing anyone, don't worry, it won't be long before you find your place in it all!
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Teachers: The majority of teachers do a great job of preparing us not only for the ACT, but for the real world. They help us through personal situations and do all they can to make sure we stay caught up.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Student Culture & Diversity: There are enough activities offered at the school that it's easy to find your place and make friends with people with similar interests.

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
White 90.0% 51.0%
African American 4.0% 15.0%
Asian 2.0% 4.8%
Hispanic 1.0% 25.0%
Native American 0% 1.1%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4%
Multiracial 0% 2.8%


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 17 responses

  • 76% Yes
  • 12% Not sure.
  • 12% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 19 responses

  • 33% Closeness of the students and faculty
  • 30% They get students ready for college and life!
  • 24% They are getting me ready for college.
  • 9% Christian environment
  • 3% 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 19 responses

  • 37% SBA is Catholic/Christian with a family atmosphere
  • 26% The dedication of the teachers sets them apart.
  • 21% Family atmosphere
  • 5% SBA is Catholic/Christian but not preachy
  • 5% SBA is Catholic/Christian but preachy
  • 5% Well rounded students, not all snooty

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 20 responses

  • 45% Truly College Prep environment
  • 25% Family
  • 15% Unique
  • 5% Exciting
  • 5% Challenging
  • 5% 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 18 responses

  • 56% I love everything about this school.
  • 39% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 6% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.