WMC-TV Staff Opinion: Avon Lenox School A Jewel Of Memphis City Schools | Schools
At the invitation of my dear friend Ben Sumner, I had the distinct pleasure to visit Avon Lenox School this week .
A school that caters specifically to the needs of physically and mentally challenged students.
Principal Margaret McKissick-Larry and her staff provide a quality education and life skills to 109 amazing young people with a thirst for knowledge and the desire to excel.
The school offers classes that allow each student to advance at their own pace. A works program is also in place giving the students the opportunity to develop job skills that will be necessary for the day they venture into the job market.
Avon Lenox School was chosen as one of America's Best High School's for school years 2008-2009, 2009-2010, and 2010-2011.
When touring the school you understand why Avon Lenox is at the top.
From quality education to a full range of sports programs to a myriad of extra cirricular activities, the schools, its staff, and students are a shining example of what a successful school should be.
Over the years Avon Lenox has enjoyed sponsorship from local businesses allowing them to provide special programs and events for the students not covered under a typical school budget.
If you or your business would like to become a sponsor for Avon Lenox School just contact Principal Margaret McKissick-Larry at 901-416-2124. It takes a special person to understand the special needs of our youth. The principal and staff at Avon Lenox School are just that special.