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Madison City Schools graduates largest senior class in school district’s history

The James Clemens High School and Bob Jones High Schools graduations were held Monday at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville. Thousands of families and friends packed the VBC to celebrate the Class of 2023. At 1007 graduates (532 from James Clemens and 475 from Bob Jones), this year’s class is the largest senior class ever from Madison City Schools.

To mark the occasion, Madison City Schools released some impressive statistics:

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 (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.

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.

Congratulations!

Be sure not to miss the May 24 issue of The Madison Record. We will feature every graduating senior from Bob Jones and James Clemens. On May 31, we will feature the seniors from Sparkman, Madison Academy and JPII.

Bob Jones High School

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Bob Jones High School

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Bob Jones High School

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Harvest

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Bob Jones High School

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Bob Jones High School

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James Clemens High School

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Bob Jones High School

Bob Jones hails as section’s top team at Scholastic Chess Championship

James Clemens High School

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Madison

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