Posted on January 14, 2011

MCS Board Working to Deal With Pregnancies at Frayser High School

Jamel Major, WMC-TV (Memphis), January 13, 2011

As Memphis City Schools leaders discuss the best way to deal with the crisis at Frayser High School, one young student is dealing with parenthood.

The Action News 5 Investigators recently discovered 90 girls who attend Frayser High School are now pregnant or have already had a baby this school year.


Sources told Action News 5 there is a massive initiative in the works dedicated to preventing teen pregnancy in the Frayser community. {snip}

Roughly 20 percent of the female student population at Frayser High is already experiencing the trials of parenthood.


Sutton [Terrika Sutton, one of Frayer’s teen moms] said she believes some girls are making agreements with each other to get pregnant.

“They probably plan it,” she said. “Plan what they’re going to do to get pregnant. No telling.”


 Students by Ethnicity  This School  Missouri School Average
% American Indian
% Asian 1%
% Hispanic 3%
% Black 98% 24%
% White 1% 66%
% White 1% 66%
% Unknown 1% 1%