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 2015-2016: Academics
Members of the Class of 2016 have been accepted to our nation's top colleges and universities including Berklee College of Music, Boston College, Boston University, Bryn Mawr College, California Polytechnic, Carnegie Mellon University, Case Western Reserve university, Catholic University of America, Cleveland Institute of Art, Colorado School of Mines, Creighton University, DePaul University, Fordham University, Loyola Marymount University, Marquette University, Northeastern University, University of Notre Dame, Pepperdine University, Purdue University, Rhode Island School of Design, Savannah College of Art and Design, United States Air Force Academy, University of Southern California, Texas Christian University, Tulane University, Villanova University, University of Utah, and Westminster College.
- The Class of 2016 earned over $16.7 million in scholarships and renewable grants
- Members of the Class of 2016 accepted by over 168 colleges and universities, and will attend 65 colleges in 21 states
- 47% of the Class of 2016 graduate with honors
- Two seniors named National Merit Finalists
- 98% of the Class of 2016 will continue their education in a post-secondary institution in the fall of 2016
- 2% of the students were undeclared, going into the military, joining the workforce, or experiencing a gap year
- 93% of the college-bound students are attending a 4-year college or university
- 7% of the college-bound students are attending a 2-year college
- 45% of the college-bound students are attending out-of-state institutions
- 55% of the college-bound students are attending in-state institutions
Academic Year Snapshot 2015-2016: 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 four dozen students honored with the Presidential Service Award for service in the community
- Interact Club raises over $6,000 for the international service organization “Doctors Without Borders”
- One senior named local Exchange Club's "Youth of the Year" for community service involvement and academic success
- Two seniors recognized by local Exchange Club for community service involvement and academic success
- Two seniors honored by local Salt Lake City Rotary Club with “Service Above Self” scholarships
- Nine students honored by their peers with “Bulldog of the Month” honors
Academic Year Snapshot 2015-2016: Activities and Arts
- Robotics competed in the FIRST Robotics World Championships (FIRST: For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology)
- Robotics Club earned three awards at Utah Regional FIRST competition: Finalist Status, Rookie All-Star Award, Highest Seeded Rookie Award
- Orchestra earns UHSAA 4A State Championship
- Seven students receive straight superiors at the State Drama competition
- Six students receive top prizes in the 2016 Utah English Quest
- Literary Magazine awarded the rank of "Highest Award" by the National Council of Teachers of English
- One senior selected as a participant in the 25th annual University of Virginia Young Writers Workshop
- One senior named the Salt Lake Regional Winner in the state-wide Poetry Out Loud competition and advanced to the State competition
- One senior selected by the PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Lab (SRL) as one of 18 fellows to participate in the first SRL Academy in Washington, D.C., summer 2015
- One junior named one of three national youth journalists selected for PBS NewsHour's Pilot Apprenticeship, summer 2016
Academic Year Snapshot 2015-2016: Athletics
- Over 20 student-athletes nominated for Academic All-State over three sports seasons (fall, winter, spring)
- Four student-athletes earned “Prep of the Week” honors
- Over 40 All-State scholar-athletes named to first team, second team, and honorable mention for fall and winter sports (spring sports still to be announced)
- One senior earns Region individual championship in girls' golf
- One sophomore earns two Region individual championships in track and field
- One senior receives a "Prep Showdown" American First Credit Union scholarship
- One senior named an All-American Cheerleaders, participates in the London, England, New Year's Day Parade
- One senior invited to represent Utah at the Kerry Cup in Waterville, Ireland in boys' golf
- Girls' Golf earns Region Championship, the program’s fifth title overall
- 64 SportsMed students earn Emergency medical Response Certification (certified in Emergency Medical Response, Professional Rescuer CPR/AED, Oxygen Administration, and Blood Born Pathogens
- 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.