Evangelical Christian School of Memphis

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ECS partners with parents to build their children academically, athletically, creatively, socially and spiritually so they are well prepared to be influential leaders for Christ in college and beyond. Our dynamic teachers understand their role as a calling and thrive in a culture in which every student is known, loved and discipled.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Evangelical Christian School of Memphis
PO Box 1030
Cordova, TN 38088-1030

Website: ecseagles.com

Phone: 901-754-7217

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 620728732

CEO/President: Braxton Brady, Head of School

Chairman: Mike Wages

Board size: 12


Ruling year: 1966

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2002


"Our 21st century academic approach inspires students to become owners in their learning through expert instruction, vigorous class discussion, group collaboration, technology integration, and expeditionary learning opportunities. Our students take advantage of the many academic offerings at ECS from AP and honors classes to the wide array of electives to deliver a well-rounded academic experience.

While academics is our core, and college preparation is a given, what sets us apart at ECS is our commitment to partner with parents in the Christian discipleship of their children. We know that raising the next generation is more than just imparting facts for college entrance exams. Our teachers and coaches understand their role as a calling and take advantage of our unique ability to share the gospel with our students. To help accomplish this, we have carved out intentional time within our new student-friendly schedule to disciple our students in relevant, age-appropriate ways that appeal to the needs of Early Childhood to Upper School students."

Braxton Brady, Head of School

Mission statement

The mission of Evangelical Christian School is to provide the Christian family a Christ-centered, biblically directed education that challenges students to know the Lord Jesus Christ and to develop the vision and practice of excellence in academics, character, leadership, and service to others.

Statement of faith

We believe in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as verbally inspired by God, and inerrant in the original writings, and that they are supreme and final authority in faith and life;

We believe in one God, eternally existing in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit:

We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and is true God and true man;

We believe that man was created by an immediate and direct act of God, in the image of God, that he sinned, and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also that spiritual death which is separation from God; and that all human beings are born of a sinful nature, and are sinners in thought, word and deed;

We believe that the Lord Jesus died for our sins, according to the Scriptures, as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice; and that all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood;

We believe that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit, and thereby become children of God;

We believe that the whole counsel of God as found in the Old and New Testaments of Scripture provides the framework of God's intent for relationships. In that full context, human sexuality is a gift from God to be celebrated and culminated within marital parameters exclusively between a male and a female made in His image;

We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into heaven, His present life there for us as High Priest and Advocate, and that He will personally return and set up His Kingdom wherein He will rule and reign in righteousness;

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the eternal blessedness of the saved, and the eternal retribution of the lost.

We, therefore, believe in:

- The Deity, Virgin Birth, Vicarious Death, Physical Resurrection, Ascension, and personal return in Glory of the Lord Jesus.

- The Personality, Deity and Work of the Holy Spirit.

- The Personality, work and limited role of Satan.

- The Great Scriptural Doctrines of Sin, Salvation by Grace, Redemption, Regeneration, Justification by Faith, Prayer, Physical Resurrection, the Reward of Believers and Retribution of Unbelievers.

God's design of humans as uniquely male and female with distinct roles and purposes, with equal dignity and worth to both.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: K-12 Schools/Academies

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating160 of 10779 of 48
Fund acquisition rating207 of 107822 of 48
Resource allocation rating163 of 10787 of 48
Asset utilization rating496 of 107723 of 48

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$7,505,065$5,875,594$5,603,158$5,074,768$5,503,490
Short-term investments$1,493,401$913,014$1,249,962$1,003,702$2,025,637
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$12,715,986$9,245,730$8,362,114$8,201,470$8,846,423
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$13,668,812$11,799,035$11,251,922$10,985,487$11,420,060
Other long-term assets$887$1,247$1,607$1,967$2,327
Total long-term assets$13,669,699$11,800,282$11,253,529$10,987,454$11,422,387
Total assets$26,385,685$21,046,012$19,615,643$19,188,924$20,268,810
Payables and accrued expenses$787,682$1,269,610$605,366$612,984$673,984
Other current liabilities$10,400,035$8,613,862$8,465,873$7,772,964$8,357,120
Total current liabilities$11,187,717$9,883,472$9,071,239$8,385,948$9,031,104
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$3,545,334$2,124,759$724,255$0$0
Total liabilities$14,733,051$12,008,231$9,795,494$8,385,948$9,031,104
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$8,909,679$8,232,479$9,030,959$10,072,923$10,457,472
With donor restrictions$2,742,955$805,302$789,190$730,053$780,234
Net assets$11,652,634$9,037,781$9,820,149$10,802,976$11,237,706
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$3,060,834$653,874$596,979$732,344$634,072
Program service revenue$9,873,022$9,487,696$9,088,348$9,287,116$9,606,150
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$35,674$22,594$48,708$39,465$42,279
Other revenue$1,494,774$187,330$189,102$127,637$161,797
Total other revenue$11,403,470$9,697,620$9,326,158$9,454,218$9,810,226
Total revenue$14,464,304$10,351,494$9,923,137$10,186,562$10,444,298
Program services$10,476,684$9,805,913$9,599,133$9,276,695$9,527,960
Management and general$1,070,705$990,091$987,392$979,293$1,005,551
Total expenses$11,909,149$11,141,282$10,924,719$10,612,974$10,840,092
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)$2,555,155($789,788)($1,001,582)($426,412)($395,794)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$2,555,155($789,788)($1,001,582)($426,412)($395,794)


Braxton BradyHead of School$234,315
John AdamsDirector of Advancement$119,753
Jennifer ShortenAcademic Dean$107,387

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2021

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Program accomplishments

81% Seniors Awarded Scholarships

48 zip codes represented

19 theatre performances

18 varsity sports teams

84 churches represented

71 colleges accepting ECS students

520 US/MS students in discipleship groups

57 years partnering with parents

12 million dollars in scholarships awarded to the Class of 2020

7:1 Student/Faculty ratio

37% Upper School students enrolled in AP classes

26 state championships

30% Class of 2020 who scored 29 or above on the ACT