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University School of Jackson

Private | PK-12 | 1140 students

West Tennessee's College Preparatory School
 
 

 
 

Living in Jackson

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $115,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $760.

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Posted July 16, 2010

USJ is amazing! We move often and USJ far surpasses the standards other schools in other regions try to obtain. The curriculum is challenging, the faculty is caring and helpful, and the parents are so involved with every aspect of the school throughout the year. I have an active, inquisitive son who loves USJ and never is bored.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2010

University School of Jackson has prepared students for college like no other school in Jackson. The high quality of advanced learning is just what the students need to prepare for college. i would DEFINITELY recommend sending your child to University School of Jackson.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2008

USJ has alot of extras but I am not sure it is the best option available in Jackson. Seems to be not very flexible so if your child learns differently you might consider something else. If your child is not overly active or likes to do sitting activities it would be great. I have an active boy and it does not seem to be working but I am going to give it until the end of the school year of the 08/09 year and then if no improvement try the Montessori school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2008

I loved this school. My son took a test and was asked to skip 3 grades.
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Posted September 17, 2007

USJ is a great school in all areas of instruction. I am a current parent and a former teacher and I can personally attest to the quality of education avaiable to students. I feel my kids are getting the best foundation for college and beyond.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2006

My children were in USJ from ages 3 until they reached 4th grade when we moved to Michigan and enrolled in public school. I will tell you first hand that both my children< (they are twins) were tested and asked to skip a grade...they were that far ahead! I truly believe that the quality of education both from the teachers and administrators to the enrichment courses provided, Spanish, etc. were top notch! I only wish we could have remained with USJ until they graduated! They level of parent envolvement was incredible. Parents truly cared about the school!
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Posted August 2, 2005

We moved to Jackson Tn. last year from So. Ca. We were amazed at how quickly and happily our 6th grade daughter adjusted. USJ parents and students are very friendly and eager to help. After 1 week here my daughter said this is the best school ever! She had been at her previous school since Kindergarten. The teaching staff is here to help each and every child succeed in all aspects of life. We will stay in Jackson until my daughter graduates 12th grade at USJ.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 90% 67%
Black 4% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Two or more races 2% 1%
Hispanic 1% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Percentage of students going to 2-year college 5% (2012)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 95% (2012)
Colleges most students attend after graduation University of Tennessee
University of Mississippi
Mississippi State
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Clubs
  • Special olympics

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Math club
  • Recycling club
  • Robotics club
  • Science club

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Art club

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Clubs
  • Foreign language club: French, Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • SADD
  • Special olympics

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Honors track
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
Clubs
  • Debate
  • National Honor Society
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:15 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 5:30 a.m.
School Leader's name
  • Stuart Hirstein
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 2 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Nonsectarian
Associations
  • NAIS
Fax number
  • (731) 664-5046

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • Honors track
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • Spanish
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • intra. bowling & inline hockey
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • intramural bowling

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Debate
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
  • Foreign language club: French, Spanish
  • Game club
  • International Clun
  • Math club
  • National Honor Society
  • Recycling club
  • Robotics club
  • SADD
  • Science club
  • Special olympics
  • Student council/government
  • Tri-M
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • USJ provides a warm and nurturing environment designed to help each child excel. In partnership with parents, we educate the whole child as we offer challenging academics, extensive fine arts and athletic opportunities, and character education. We are the only school in the area with SACS accreditation.
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What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2012-2013 school year
$6000 - $8000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
University of Tennessee
University of Mississippi
Mississippi State
College preparation / awareness offered
College presentations or information sessions
SAT/ACT prep classes
Students' post-graduation plans in 2012
2 year college - 5%
4 year college - 95%
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232 McClellan Rd
Jackson, TN 38305
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Phone: (731) 664-0812

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