MJHS had 18 AP Scholars last year. How many other high schools in Middle Tennessee can make that claim? Our advanced and honors courses are first-class. A student who is willing to put in the effort can get an education that allows him/her to compete at any university in the nation.
As a parent of a graduate of this school, and another child who will graduate this year, I have great admiration for the overall performance of the faculty and staff. That is not to say there aren't opportunities to be seized to make things better. My elder child is a freshman enrolled in a mechanical engineering program, and has been well prepared for the math courses in college. My younger child has attained a 29 on ACT exams, and has had tremendous opportunities for leadership roles at school. If there were one concern, it must be the consistency of enforcement of the rules. Where there is inconsistency, there is a degradation of respect towards authority, and an impact on morale. The guidance office is not as proactive or attuned to 'guidance issues' as I would hope them to be. The strong focus on football--perhaps just a 'southern thing.'