A Standard of Excellence in Education

The University School of Jackson is where a challenging academic curriculum meets extensive extracurricular programs and guided character development. With the opportunity to succeed in athletics and fine arts, coupled with a focus on leadership, our students discover the ability to thrive at USJ and beyond. Learn more.

Back to School Information

It is almost time to welcome all of our students back to school. A list of school supplies and summer reading information can be found here on our website. Learn More.

USJ Theatre Students Win Orpheum High School Musical Awards

USJ was nominated in eight different categories for The Orpheum’s ninth annual High School Musical Theatre Awards. This award ceremony included 29 schools across West Tennessee and Mississippi. Learn More.

Taylor Howell to play at the Junior Sunbelt Classic

Junior Taylor Howell has been selected by the Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association to play in the 2018 Junior Sunbelt Classic. Each year, The Sunbelt Classic brings the best of the best players from eight states and Canada to compete against one another in a week-long tournament in McAlester, Oklahoma.

USJ students awarded Ned McWherter Scholarships

Three University School of Jackson students have been named recipients of the 2018-19 Ned McWherter Scholarship. Alden Cardwell, Camryn Coley, and Eli Garey were among only 80 scholarship recipients awarded statewide out of more than 1,500 applications. Learn More.

USJ’s production of Singin’ in the Rain nominated for eight awards at the 2018 Orpheum High School Musical Theatre Awards

We are so excited to announce that USJ’s production of Singin’ in the Rain was nominated for EIGHT awards in the 2018 Orpheum High School Musical Theatre Awards. Congratulations to Dr. Tammy Grant, Tom Grant and Erica Davidson for an outstanding show. Learn More.

Students bring home top awards at 2018 TMTA competition

Twenty-five USJ students participated in the regional TMTA (Tennessee Math Teachers Association) Math Contest. This competition took place April 10th at Freed Hardeman University. The TMTA award ceremony recognizes the top three students and top three teams. USJ earned first place team in Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II and Calculus. Learn More.

Softball Coach Brian Dunn inducted into The Jackson-Madison County Sports Hall of Fame

On April 19, Brian Dunn will be inducted into The Jackson-Madison County Sports Hall of Fame. Coach Dunn’s 24-year softball coaching career touts an all-time winning record of 819-257 (.794 pct). Under his leadership, USJ won state championships in 2010 and 2012. He was elected to the Tennessee Softball Coaches Association class of 2014 Hall of Fame. Learn More.

Five Seniors join the ranks of over 140 USJ students to be recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program

Five USJ Seniors have received a National Merit Scholarship Recognition. Seniors Adam Davis, Eli Garey, and Annabelle Reese have been recognized as National Merit Commended, while Tyler Bruno and Anjali Mahajan were named National Merit Finalists. Only about 15,000 students out of 1.6 million entrants in the nation receive the National Merit Finalist recognition. Learn More.

Student Written and Directed Play Selected to Perform at SETC’s Theatre for Youth Invitational Festival

The USJ theatre department was selected as one of three to perform at this year’s Southeastern Theatre Conference’s Theatre For Youth Festival. The annual SETC Convention brings over 4,000 members of our theatre community together for three and a half days of workshops, keynotes, performance festivals, auditions, college recruiting, job interviews. Learn More.