University School Of Jackson

  • 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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1970

Student Body

Total Students1043 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
15%
State avg.: 16%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers164 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size20 students
Number of AP Courses16 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Studio Art I, II, III, U.S. History, Biology, Calculus AB, BC, Chemistry, Dual Credit Options, Dual Enrollment Options, English III Language, English IV Literature, Environmental Science, French Language, Macroeconomics, Music Theory, Physics B, Spanish Language
Average SAT score1116
Average ACT score27
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Students wear uniforms; khaki pants & skirts; plaid jumpers, etc.)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$8,450
Tuition NotesTuition starts at $8450 for Jr. Cubs (age 2 by Aug. 15)
% on Financial Aid
10%
Acceptance Rate
87%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorLaura Moore
Admissions AssociatePam Stanfield

Sports

Total Sports Offered12 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WeightliftingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
FootballGolf,
SoccerSoftball,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWeightlifting,

Extracurriculars

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), Science National Honor Society, SGA, Social Science Honor Society, Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica, Societe Honoraire de Francaise, Spanish Club, Theater/Musicals and Plays

School Notes

  • About USJ
  • University School of Jackson is a non-denominational, non-sectarian, college preparatory school dedicated to academic excellence and to the founding principles of faith, service, and scholarship. Our mission is to instill a passion in our students for academic, artistic, and athletic excellence, while committing themselves to personal integrity, mutual respect, and lifelong learning. Grounded in Judeo-Christian values, the University School of Jackson provides an environment that stresses a respect for one another and all religions. Our focus on preparing our students for college sets us apart from other schools in West Tennessee. We offer our students a well-rounded education that starts with academics and includes athletics, fine arts, character education, and leadership opportunities. A quality education is a wonderful gift to give your child. We encourage you to consider that education at the University School of Jackson.  
  • The USJ Campus
  • USJ`s campus sits on 130 acres in northwest Madison County. The campus features a Lower School for infants through fifth grade, a Middle and Upper School facility, and an extensive athletic complex. The Middle School and Upper School building features two separate wings for sixth grade through eighth grade and ninth grade through 12th grade. Both wings share a centralized library, media center, 500-seat performing arts center, four science labs, and extensive athletic facilities, including an indoor turf and strength & conditioning room. The Lower School facility features extra large classrooms clustered by grade, two gymnasiums, two outside playgrounds, an eco-learning system that includes a pond and weather station, a cafetorium that doubles as a cafeteria and auditorium with a stage, and a library that features over 25,000 books. Students also have access to separate classrooms for enrichments including art, music, technology, world languages, character education/guidance, and hands-on science. Both campuses boast a state-of-the-art technology infrastructure capable of supplying all students and faculty with Wifi access.

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
My children have been going to USJ for 10 years now. We chose USJ because of their academic excellence. They are challenged to live up to their full potential each and everyday. The teachers are amazing and really care about each child that walks through their door.
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USJ is the best school in Jackson, TN. Hands down. The academics are outstanding and I just heard that the last 2 graduating classes were offered over $15,000,000 in college scholarships (150 students). The arts and athletic programs are top-notch as well. This is a wonderful school and well-worth the price.
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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.
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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.
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