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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. See what the principals shared about 2023-2024 in these links.

James Clemens High school: JCHS Highlights 2023-24

Bob Jones High School: BJHS Highlights

Photos of graduation ceremonies at end of article.:

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.

graduates tossing caps in the air

wide angle view of James Clemens graduates seated on the arena floor in caps and gowns

wide angle view of Bob Jones graduates on the arena floor seated in rows in their caps and gowns

8 James Clemens graduates in the front row who finished in the top of their class

three top Bob Jones graduates seated in the front in their caps and gowns

James Clemens principals and assistant principals in front of graduates sitting behind them

Bob Jones principal handing out diplomas on stage

james clemens graduate on stage giving thumbs up

Bob Jones graduate walking toward stage waving  before getting his diploma

James clemens graduate waving to family in balcony from  ramp to stage

Bob Jones principal and assistant principals on stage with graduates behind them

James Clemens grad smiling up at family from stage to getting his diploma

All five board of education members leading the lineup to stage where diplomas will be given out

family from upper deck waving down on their graduate from James Clemens High School

choir performing at Bob Jones graduation ceremony, led my BJ choir director Mr. Fields

view from balcony of James Clemens graduates seated on arena floor