Graduation ceremonies are over once again for Madison City Schools. The 2022 Class finished strong and is destined for promising futures. At 985 graduates (534 from James Clemens and 451 from Bob Jones) this was the largest senior class ever from Madison City Schools.
In just 24 years, Madison’s senior class grew from 333 in 1998-99 to almost 1,000 this year.
Some 60 percent (592) were offered $61 million in scholarships. Approximately $23.5 million-worth of scholarships had been accepted near the end of the school year so far - an average of nearly $40,000.
An impressive 19 percent scored a 30 or higher on their ACT.
Madison City Schools produced 37 National Merit Finalists (split almost evenly between JC and BJ), a U.S. Presidential Scholar from JC and Presidential Scholar semifinalist at BJ, eight Military Academy recipients, and both schools racked up countless awards in academics, athletics and the arts.
Surveys by each high school indicate 64 percent of the graduating seniors will embark to a four-year university and 17.6 percent to a two-year college. Some will enter the military (3.2 percent) and some will go directly into the workforce or take a gap year (10.4 percent) - hopefully aided by one of the outstanding career tech academies at MCS like the new welding program and others. The 4.4 percent who are undecided will no doubt find their purpose and pursue it.
While many of the workforce and college bound graduates will stay in-state, others are fanning out to universities across the country and globe.
James Clemens reports acceptance to 81 colleges across 28 states. Bob Jones has students enrolling in 74 colleges across 25 states.
Order information for DVDs of each graduation ceremony: is as follows: