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 120 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

8250 Varnavas Dr
Cordova, TN 38016

Ratings and Reviews
4.1 from 120 reviews
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    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Health & Safety: It's great now that we have a nurse. Now students are more likely to go home when they are sick. I think it has cut down on the number of school-wide illnesses.
    • High School Junior
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: There are a bunch of great clubs, from academic to recreational. The school tries its best to get students involved.
    • High School Junior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: I think it is the best school in the area because the academics really prepare you for college, which is my ultimate goal. I would go to this school again if I could do it over because the atmosphere is calming and friendly and I was able to succeed in the rigorous coursework.
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Teachers: Many of the teachers go above and beyond the required aspects of the job. The teachers are usually available outside of class and try to work with student schedules up to a certain point. Some teachers can be unfair, grading-wise, as they are looking for only one right answer and do not consider any other possible correct answers.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Health & Safety: There was never a moment that I did not feel safe going to school.

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 19 responses

  • 79% Yes
  • 11% Not sure.
  • 11% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 21 responses

  • 30% Closeness of the students and faculty
  • 30% They get students ready for college and life!
  • 25% They are getting me ready for college.
  • 10% Christian environment
  • 5% 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 21 responses

  • 38% SBA is Catholic/Christian with a family atmosphere
  • 29% The dedication of the teachers sets them apart.
  • 19% 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 22 responses

  • 50% Truly College Prep environment
  • 23% Family
  • 14% 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 20 responses

  • 55% I love everything about this school.
  • 40% 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.