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About Power Center Middle

School Information

PCA Logo 2013 Copy

5449 Winchester Road 
Memphis, TN 38115
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Hours: 7:00 am-3:15 pm (M-F, except Wednesdays), 7:00 am-2:00 pm (Wednesdays)
Phone: 901-333-6874 
Mascot: Knights 
Enrollment: 432
Dress code: uniform
District: Shelby County Schools (SCS)
School Colors: Navy represents the collective success our actions bring to our school and community. Gray represents our stability and reliability as it relates to fostering an environment where scholars are serious about success in and out of school. White represents our pure efforts to educate the whole child and highlight success in every area of their lives.
Recognition: Tennessee Reward School, recognized among the top 5% of schools in the state. 

Our Story

With schools failing, families filing for bankruptcy and foreclosure, and businesses leaving the struggling Hickory Hill community, Derwin Sisnett and Yetta Lewis worked to develop a school that would address both education and community development. In 2008, Power Center Academy opened its doors to 125 sixth-grade students. The school and the community around it began to see early successes through increased achievement scores and the elimination of community blight.

Our Vision

It is the vision of PCA Middle School to develop college-ready, career-ready and community-ready leaders through scholarship, entrepreneurship, humanitarianism, and technology. Our scholars are the next generation of change agents in their school, community, and world.

Power Center Pledge


This is our house, the Power House.
In our house, we power up our minds with knowledge.
We power up each other with encouragement.
We power up our community by giving back.
PCA is a powerhouse where we learn to think globally and act locally.