The mission of Judge Memorial Catholic High School is to create a community through faith and education that will foster the development of each student’s inherent gifts
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Judge Memorial is a diverse, co-educational, college preparatory school centrally located in Salt Lake City, Utah, focused on educating the whole person within a rich environment of excellence, tradition, service, and faith.
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Academic Year 2016-2017 Student Demographics:
Once established at the beginning of the school year in August, the ethnic, gender, geographic, religious breakdowns will not change significantly during the year. The following are demographics for the 2016-2017 school year:
- Ethnicity breakdown: Over 31% of our students self-report as being a member of an ethnic minority (Asian, Black, Hispanic, Native American, and Pacific Islander).
- Gender breakdown: female population is at 51%, with 49% male.
- Geographic breakdown: 60% of our students live in Salt Lake City proper (claiming Salt Lake City zip codes). Other large population centers are Bountiful, Holladay, Murray, Park City, Sandy, Taylorsville, West Valley City. The current frosh class reflects that geographic diversity with students joining us from 29 different schools.
- Religious breakdown: Catholic enrollment stands at 63% with, therefore, 37% of our students self-reporting as non-Catholic.
Academic Year Snapshot 2016-2017: Academics
Members of the Class of 2017 have been accepted to our nation's top colleges and universities including Berklee College of Music, Boston College, Boston University, Brown University, University California - Berkeley, University California - Davis, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), California Polytechnic, Carnegie Mellon University, Case Western Reserve University, University of Chicago, Colorado School of Mines, Columbia University, Cornell College, Creighton University, Dartmouth College, Duke University, Emory University, Fordham University, Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins University, Loyola Marymount University, Marquette University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of Michigan, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Northeastern University, Pepperdine University, Princeton University, Purdue University, Savannah College of Art and Design, United States Naval Academy, University of Southern California, Texas Christian University, Tulane University, University of Utah, Villanova University, University of Washington, Washington University in St. Louis, Westminster College, and Yale University.
- The Class of 2017 earned over $15.9 million in scholarships and renewable grants
- Members of the Class of 2017 accepted by over 188 colleges and universities, and will attend 58 colleges in 30 states and Canada
- 52% of the Class of 2017 graduate with honors
- A senior was named a National Merit Finalist
- 94% of the Class of 2017 will continue their education in a post-secondary institution in the fall of 2017
- 6% of the students were undeclared, going into the military, joining the workforce, or experiencing a gap year
- 91% of the college-bound students are attending a 4-year college or university
- 9% of the college-bound students are attending a 2-year college
- 51% of the college-bound students are attending out-of-state institutions
- 49% of the college-bound students are attending in-state institutions
Academic Year Snapshot 2016-2017: Campus Ministry and Christian Service
- Students completed service projects and fundraisers locally for more than 150 organizations and agencies
- School-wide outreach projects include the annual Homecoming Week service project, Red Cross Blood Drives, Thanksgiving Food Drive, and Gift of the Drummer outreach
- Nearly thirty students honored with the Presidential Service Award for service in the community
- Two seniors named local Exchange Club's "Youth of the Year" for community service involvement and academic success
- Two seniors honored by local Salt Lake City Rotary Club with “Service Above Self” scholarships
- Eight students honored by their peers with “Bulldog of the Month” honors
Academic Year Snapshot 2016-2017: Activities and Arts
- One senior selected as recipient of Congressman Chris Stewart’s Patriotism & Service award for leadership, citizenship, dedication, patriotism and service in the community
- One senior of 4,000 (out of approx. 3.5 million) high school students selected as a candidate for the 2017 US Presidential Scholars Program.
- One senior selected for the Comcast Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program award for commitment to community service, academics and demonstrated leadership.
- One senior selected by the PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Lab (SRL) as one of 20 fellows to participate in the SRL Academy in Washington, D.C., summer 2017
- Two juniors selected to attend Camp U Leadership for high academic student-athletes, “All-State” level performers, and actively involved in school and community.
- One sophomore accepted to Junior State America's Gene A. Burd Institute on L.A. Media & Politics at UCLA for the summer.
- Bowling team placed first in the Salt Lake High School 2016-17 Bowling League
- Robotics competed and won the “RoboPong” preseason robotics competition with a perfect score.
- One senior received a superior rating at the regional Vocal Solo/Ensemble Festival and qualified for the state competition.
- One senior was a finalist at “Youth America Grand Prix” World Ballet Competition in New York City.
- Eight students receive straight superiors at the Regional Drama competition
- Literary Magazine awarded the rank of "Highest Award" by the National Council of Teachers of English
- One freshman named BROADCOM Masters national semifinalist for science fair project
Academic Year Snapshot 2016-2017: Athletics
- Over 20 student-athletes nominated for Academic All-State over three sports seasons (fall, winter, spring)
- One senior selected for the USAA Academic All-State 4A Team for Swimming
- Girls varsity basketball placed second in the UHSAA 4A State Finals
- One Junior recognized and nominated in the 1st XFINITY Sports Awards "Most Outstanding Performance" in Girls Basketball
- Baseball team qualified for the 4A State Championship
- Baseball coach named Baseball Region 6 “Coach of the Year”
- Three cheer squad members named All-American Cheerleaders
- Six members of girls golf qualified for State Championship
- Seven of the girls swim team qualified for the State Championship
- One senior broke the previous Judge record time in the 100 Breaststroke with a time of 1:07.35
- All members of the girls' varsity tennis team qualified for State Championship
- One sophomore was honored with the 2016 Girl’s 16 Singles Gran Prix tennis award
- One sophomore ranked first in the state for tennis 16 singles and doubles
- One junior selected as an Elite 16 player for the U-18/19 La Roca team in the US Soccer Girls Development Academy
- One junior broke Judge Memorial’s records for the women's 100- and 200-meter dash
- Mascot: Bulldog
- Colors: Red and Gold
- Judge Memorial Catholic High School is accredited by the Western Catholic Education Association (WCEA) and co-accredited by AdvanceED, International Registry for Education.
- WCEA accredits Catholic elementary and secondary schools in nine western states and the US Territory of Guam. WCEA co-accredits and is in partnership with three Regional agencies (WASC, NAAS, NCA, CASI) and two private agencies (CAIS and HAIS). WCEA began in 1957 in San Francisco and has a long and successful history of assisting school improvement through the accreditation process.
Memberships and Partnerships
- Member, National Catholic Education Association.
- Member, Utah High School Activities Association.
- Christian Service-learning is an integral part of the Judge Memorial educational experience, and is required all four years. Judge Memorial partners with over 150 agencies throughout the Salt Lake Valley to provide students a variety of opportunities.
- Judge Memorial's Christian Service program honored by President Bill Clinton in March 1993 with the JC Penney Golden Rule Award for "exceptional volunteer service."
- Judge Memorial Catholic High School is recognized and celebrated for its appreciation of and contributions to the arts in Utah. The school received the 2002 Governor's Leadership in the Arts Award Special Citation.
- Partnered with the Teton Science School, Jackson, Wyoming. The Teton Science School is a dynamic learning opportunity with a specially designed academic curriculum that challenges students and requires full and active participation.
- Partnered with the University Orthopaedic Center, in conjunction with the University of Utah Athletic Training Education Program. This partnership provides physicians, residency students, fellows, physical therapists, and athletic trainers who are closely involved with our student-athletes from pre-season physicals and medical evaluations to game-day medical coverage.