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2023 BJ/JC Graduates: How'd They Do?

Graduation for Bob Jones and James Clemens high schools is a wrap.
The May 15 ceremonies sent 1,017 students off to their futures.

Below is a preliminary look at the performance of the 2023 Class:

about two dozen seniors in caps and gowns on steps of Madison Elementary

BJ and JC alums of Madison Elementary revisit MES on Senior Stroll day May 10th, 2023.

At 1017 graduates (538 from James Clemens and 479 from Bob Jones), the 2023 Class was the largest senior class ever from Madison City Schools.

In just 25 years, Madison’s senior class grew from 333 in 1998-99 to a little more than 1,000 this year..

Some 62 percent (634) were offered $69.2 million in scholarships, worth an average of $109,148 each. Approximately $26.6 million-worth of scholarships had been accepted near the end of the school year so far - an average of nearly $42,000.

An impressive 17 percent of graduating seniors scored a 30 or higher on their ACT. Thirty-six (36) percent graduated with a 4.0 GPA or higher, with 10 percent of those with a 5.0 or higher GPA.

Madison City Schools produced 32 National Merit Finalists, 13 U.S. Presidential Scholar candidates split nearly evenly between BJ and JC, and one U.S. Presidential Scholar semifinalist each from JC and BJ.
Both schools racked up countless awards in academics, athletics and the arts.

Plans from end-of-the-school-year surveys show:
69 percent plan to attend a four-year institution.
18.6 percent a two-year institution.
6.7 percent workforce/gap year.
4 percent undecided.
2.7 percent military.

Of college bound students, Bob Jones graduates are bound for 78 colleges spread across 25 states. James Clemens graduates are bound for 74 colleges across 22 states and one country outside the United States.

Many are going directly into the workforce, aided by strong career tech, intern/apprenticeship opportunities, NCCER and OSHA credentials, and other programs.
MCS is proud of all of its graduates and wish them great success in their future.

graduates standing at attention in Bob Jones cap and gown

graduate walking across stage receiving diploma

BJ graduate walking across stage for diploma

composite telephoto view of jc graduates in seats

BJ graduates seated on floor of arena

JC friends circle up for pics in their caps and gowns

BJ grads walking in procession toward arena for graduation ceremony start

JC grads join classmates in choir performance

BJ Principal and administrators

JC principal and administrators

Dr. Nichols on jumbo screen delivering remarks

jc student waving

BJ composite of graduates seated

five board members walking out in procession

board and superintendent and assistant superintendent on stage at arena

far away pic of jC graduates seated on floor from back of arena

overhead view of BJ graduates walking across stage for diploma

graduates tossing caps