USJ educates students from infants 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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked TN School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 1,063 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,450
  • Acceptance rate: 87%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

University School Of Jackson ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Tennessee for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1970

Student Body

Total Students
1,063 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
15%
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade
University School Of Jackson Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
164 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size
20 students
Number of AP Courses
16 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Studio Art I, II, III, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB/BC, AP Chemistry, AP European History, AP French, AP French Language, AP Language, AP Literature, AP Music Theory, AP Physics, AP Psychology, AP Spanish, AP Spanish Language, AP U.S. History, Dual Credit Options, Dual Enrollment Options, English III Language, English IV Literature
Average SAT score
1116
Average ACT score
27
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Students wear uniforms; khaki pants & skirts; plaid jumpers, etc.)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition starts at $8450 for Jr. Cubs (age 2 by Aug. 15)
% on Financial Aid
10%
Acceptance Rate
87%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Laura Moore
Admissions Associate
Pam Stanfield

Sports

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.
Profile last updated: 12/10/2020

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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5  
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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5  
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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5  
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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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked TN School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 1,063 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,450
  • Acceptance rate: 87%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Tennessee is $10,226 for elementary schools and $10,607 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Tennessee is 88% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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