University School of Jackson

232 McClellan Road,
Jackson, TN, 38305
Tel: (731)664-0812
Grades: PK - 12 | 1178 students
University School of Jackson is West Tennessee's College Preparatory School.
USJ educates students from prekindergarten (starting with 2 year olds) through 12th grade.
Students from throughout West Tennessee attend USJ because of its challenging, college-preparatory curriculum; extensive athletics and fine arts program; and its focus on character education and leadership.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Year Founded 1970

Student Body

Total Students 1178 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 14%
State avg.: 15%
Students by Grade University School of Jackson Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 90 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 50%
Average Class Size 20 students
Number of AP Courses 16 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Studio Art I, II, III,  U.S. History, Biology, Calculus AB, BC, Chemistry, English III Language, English IV Literature, Environmental Science, French Language, Macroeconomics, Music Theory, Physics B, Spanish Language  
Average SAT score 1116
Average ACT score 26
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Students wear uniforms; khaki pants & skirts; plaid jumpers, etc.)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $8,470
Tuition Notes Tuition starts at $6,400 for Jr. Cubs (age 2 by Aug. 31)
% on Financial Aid 5%
Acceptance Rate 87%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Kay Shearin


Total Sports Offered 12 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryFootball,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 17 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Chemistry Club, French Club, International Club, Key Club, Lower School PAL, Middle School Student Council, National Art Honor Society, National English Honor Society, National Honor Society, SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions), SGA, Science National Honor Society, Social Science Honor Society, Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica, Societe Honoraire de Francaise, Spanish Club, Theater/Musicals and Plays Chemistry Club, French Club, Key Club, SGA, Spanish Club, International Club,
Lower School PAL,
Middle School Student Council,
National Art Honor Society,
National English Honor Society,
National Honor Society,
SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions),
Science National Honor Society,
Social Science Honor Society,
Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica,
Societe Honoraire de Francaise,
Theater/Musicals and Plays,

School Notes:

    Profile last updated: 03/28/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Trinity Christian Academy (1.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Trinity Christian Academy (1.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Trinity Christian Academy (1.6 miles away)
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School Reviews

  • Recommended March 29, 2013 - USJ is a great school that prepares its students for college and beyond. The school offers a supportive environment and a challenging curriculum to motivate students to succeed. It also teaches students to value honor, hard work, service and leadership. As a graduate (class of 1996), I appreciate USJ for the well-rounded education I received and the lifelong friends that I made. - Posted by Student/Alumni
  • Recommended October 06, 2012 - USJ is probably one of the better learning institutions in the Jackson area. Considering the school system in West Tennessee is in shambles, that is not something to boast about. The institution is centered around politics and economic status. A great deal of the instructors lack the knowledge that a professor at a "university" would have obtained, which may be misleading to some. I attended the school for 7th and 8th grade, while my sibling graduated from the institution. We both went on to graduate from universities in and out of state. Tuition is highly inflated, especially considering it is highly likely graduates will end up in the same college courses at the same universities their public school counterparts. - Posted by Student/Alumni

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