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2024 BJ/JC Graduates: How'd They Do?

Graduation for Bob Jones and James Clemens high schools is a wrap.
The May 20 ceremonies sent 1,027 students off to their futures.

Below is a preliminary look at the performance of the 2023-2024 Class:

About two dozen graduates from Bob Jones and James Clemens in gowns on steps of school

BJ and JC alums of Madison Elementary revisit MES on Senior Stroll day May 16th, 2024.

At 1027 graduates (551 from James Clemens and 476 from Bob Jones), the 2024 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 63 percent (647) were offered $$72.24 million in scholarships, worth an average of $111,822 each. Approximately $30.2 million-worth of scholarships had been accepted near the end of the school year so far - an average of  $46,751.

An impressive 18 percent of graduating seniors scored a 30 or higher on their ACT. Thirty-eight percent (389) graduated with a 4.0 GPA or higher, including a sizeable number of those with a 5.0 or higher GPA.

Madison City Schools produced 28 National Merit Finalists, a pair of U.S. Presidential Scholar candidates split nearly evenly between BJ and JC, and one U.S. Presidential Scholar finalist.
Both schools racked up countless awards in academics, athletics and the arts. And several students received military academy appointments.

Plans from end-of-the-school-year surveys show:
65 percent plan to attend a four-year institution.
18.5 percent a two-year institution.
7.7 percent workforce/gap year.
5 percent undecided.
2.8 percent military.

Of college bound students, Bob Jones graduates are bound for 72 colleges spread across 20 states  and two foreign countries. James Clemens graduates are bound for 84 colleges across 25 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.