more than a century of tradition, Millington Central High School serves
the academic, extracurricular, and social needs of roughly 1000 students from Millington and northwest Shelby County. The MCHS faculty
is comprised of dedicated, highly qualified teachers who offer a wide
range of college preparatory, career and technical, and fine arts
courses. Students also can take advantage of honor courses
and AP classes. The school’s large Navy JROTC unit teaches
leadership, discipline and organization.
at Millington Central High School, “Home of the Trojans”, also
participate in a vast array of athletic and extracurricular offerings.
Recent MCHS athletic teams have won district titles and competed for
state titles. Numerous MCHS student athletes have gone on to compete at
the college and professional levels. The clubs and honor
society offer every student the chance to get involved and work with
others on community service projects.
most importantly, students at MCHS learn to interact, compete, and
succeed in an increasingly global world. With one of the most diverse
student bodies in Shelby County, MCHS is a school where young men and
women of every background can find a place to demonstrate their talents
and pursue their interests. The school’s caring faculty both challenges
and supports students so they can achieve success. For more information
about Millington Central High School, please call us at 901-873-8100.
after Millington was founded in the 1870′s, a reading school was
established in a wood frame structure on this site by the Shelby County
Board of Education. The building was surrounded by woods. Soon,
enrollment grew until a second room was added, also a second teacher.
These two rooms were later enlarged with four downstairs, and a concert
hall upstairs. In the 1890′s the school was organized into grades. A
1907 brick structure was razed in 1916 and a brick and terra cotta
“Beaux-Arts” style edifice was erected on the site and stood until 2005.
The school had eleven grades. The twelfth grade class was authorized in
1910 and by 1911 two students received high school diplomas.
Some other firsts for MCHS were …
- The first brick school was built in 1907.
- It was the first school in Shelby County to have a gymnasium. The gymnasium was built in 1922 with funds raised by the citizens of Millington.
- It was the first school in this area to have a transportation system and hot lunches.
- The first 16mm projector in Shelby County Schools was used at Millington Central High School.
- In 1947, MCHS had the first lighted football game in the county.
- MCHS was admitted to membership in the Southern Association of colleges and secondary schools.
It was the first school in Memphis or Shelby County to be accredited
and the ninth school in the state of Tennessee to achieve this
- MCHS was the first high school in Shelby to have a computer with internet access in every classroom.
New Millington Central High School building provides modern,
code-compliant facilities which will include: sixty teaching stations,
special classrooms for newspaper and yearbook, art, choral music, a
computer lab, the main office and guidance. Most of the Wilkinsville
Road frontage will remain a pastoral setting.