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

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    Private, Religious
  • Religion
  • Reviews
    86 4.1
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St. Benedict at Auburndale School is a private Catholic school in Memphis, Tennessee. It has 968 students in grades 9-12. There have been 86 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

8250 Varnavas Dr
Cordova, TN 38016

Ratings and Reviews
4.1 from 86 reviews
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    • Parent
    • 5
    Sports & Fitness: The athletic department has improved dramatically in the past 2 years. New coaches have been hired, locker rooms are being renovated, the gymnasium floor is scheduled to be refinished. The school has added tailgating for the students and parents before home football games. The bleachers are new and they are encouraging students, family and friends to attend athletic functions and support the school!
    • Parent
    • 5
    Administration & Policies: The faculty, administration, guidance counselors, office staff are exceptional! They present the school rules, maintain them, discipline when needed. I feel every effort is made to treat the students fairly. They require that the school dress code be adhered to.
    • Parent
    • 5
    Overall Experience: I loved that it was a Catholic school with a monthly school Mass, the faculty were involved with the student, the guidance dept was exceptional!! The senior counselor went above and beyond to keep the seniors on track with the college application process, ACT/SAT, keeping them on track with their school work, transcripts, etc. Truly impressed!!
    • Parent
    • 5
    Health & Safety: In the last 2 years, the new principal has done an amazing job of bringing this school current in safety measures! I felt like my child was ALWAYS safe at school!
    • Parent
    • 5
    Admissions: From what I remember, they are interested in your grades prior to HS, your extracurricular activities, community service, interests. I don't remember having any issues whatsoever. There were many financial options for making payments, to make it convenient for everyone. My child attended the lower school that feeds into the HS. I felt that this helped her acceptance into the HS.

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2.66 Evangelical Christian School of Memphis 3 mi. 1,035
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3.00 Briarcrest Christian High School 6 mi. 1,398
3.00 Christian Brothers High School 6 mi. 854
3.33 St. George's Independent School 7 mi. 1,207

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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 Briarcrest Christian High School Christian Brothers High School Evangelical Christian School of Memphis First Assembly Christian School St. George's Independent School
White 90.0% 51.6% 94.0% 81.0% 87.0% 84.0% 76.0%
African American 4.0% 15.2% 4.0% 11.0% 7.0% 5.0% 16.0%
Asian 2.0% 4.7% 0% 2.0% 2.0% 1.0% 2.0%
Hispanic 1.0% 24.5% 0% 4.0% 0% 7.0% 1.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.6% 0% 0% 1.0% 0% 2.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


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 8 responses

  • 100% Yes
  • 0% Not sure.
  • 0% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 38% They get students ready for college and life!
  • 31% Closeness of the students and faculty
  • 31% They are getting me ready for college.

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 9 responses

  • 44% The dedication of the teachers sets them apart.
  • 22% SBA is Catholic/Christian with a family atmosphere
  • 22% Family atmosphere
  • 11% SBA is Catholic/Christian but not preachy

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 56% Truly College Prep environment
  • 11% Unique
  • 11% Exciting
  • 11% Challenging
  • 11% Family

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 8 responses

  • 38% Some teachers are much more uptight than others
  • 25% Enjoy the kids in your class and get involved
  • 25% Administration is on top of things
  • 12% There's a lot of work.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 8 responses

  • 62% I love everything about this school.
  • 38% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 0% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.