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Mission Statement
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

Learn more about the Judge Memorial with our School Profile and Fast Facts
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.

Review our School Profile for 2018-2019 (see the profile in the attachments below)
Review our Class of 2019 College Acceptance List (see the college acceptance list map in the attachments below)
Academic Year 2018-2019 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 2018-2019 school year:
  • Ethnic Minority: 37% of our students self-report as being a member of an ethnic minority (Asian, Black, Hispanic, Native American, and Pacific Islander).
  • Gender: 51% female; 49% male
  • Geographic Area: 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: 62% of students are Catholic with 38% of our students self-reporting as non-Catholic
  • Faculty: 68% of faculty hold Masters; 7 hold a PhD 
  • Classes: 41 Advanced Placement and Honors course offered
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 12:1
Academic Year Snapshot 2018-2019:  Academics
  • Members of the Class of 2019 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 2019 earned over $15 million in scholarships and renewable grants
  • Members of the Class of 2019 will attend 51 colleges and universities 
  • Three seniors were named to the National Merit Competition Class with two seniors being a finalist and one being a semi-finalist
  • 156 students in the graduating Class of 2019
  • 93% of the Class of 2019 will continue their education in a postsecondary institution in the fall of 2019.
  • 87% of the college-bound students are attending a 4-year college or university
  • 13% of the college-bound students are attending a 2-year college
  • 40% of the college-bound students are attending out-of-state institutions
  • 60% of the college-bound students are attending in-state institutions
Academic Year Snapshot 2018-2019: Campus Ministry and Christian Service
  • Over 22,582 hours of service were donated by students 
  • 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
  • School-wide service day in November, Christ the King Service Day, where students and faculty volunteered at 40 organizations
  • 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. One of the seniors went on to be named the Rocky Mountain District Exchange Club You of the Year
  • Eight students honored by their peers with “Bulldog of the Month” honors
Academic Year Snapshot 2018-2019: Activities and Arts
  • One Sophomore was named a finalist in the McCarthy Essay Competition 
  • One Senior was selected as a finalist in the New York Times "Show Us Your Generation" photo contest. There were over 2,000 submissions
  • Eight Freshman, 11 Sophomores, and 11 Juniors competed at the State Math Contest
  • One Freshman was named a top finisher in the State Math Contest 
  • The Bowling Team finished second in the State Tournament
  • Jazz Band competed in the State Jazz Band Festival and ended with an 'excellent' rating
  • One Senior received the Trustees Scholarship at the University of Utah through the Engineering Program 
  • One Junior was named a winner by the Garaventa Center for Catholic Intellectual Life and American Culture at the University of Portland for the 2018-2019 Garaventa Center High School Essay Contest
  • One Senior was the recipient of the First Ascent Scholarship at the University of Utah 
  • One Senior was the recipient of the Daniels Scholarship. This is one of the biggest scholarships in the country with only 218 recipients across the country 
  • Leaders from the Black Student Union listened to a panel of professionals about experiences and life struggles of being a black person 
  • Robotics won the Creativity Award at a competition in San Diego 
  • Robotics team finished #1 in the state and competed at both regional and international level. Our team led the international championships for much of the competition
  • Seven students were voted Bulldog of the Month by their peers
  • Drama finished first overall in Region and competed in State
  • The Literary Magazine, Catharsis, received an Excellent rank in the 2018 NCTE Recognizing Excellence in Art and Literay Magazine (REALM) Program
Academic Year Snapshot 2018-2019: Athletics
  • Six student-athletes nominated for Academic All-State over three sports seasons (fall, winter, and spring)
  • Over 20 student-athletes were selected to the USAA 3A All-State Teams over three sports seasons (fall, winter, and spring)
  • Girls Tennis won the USAA 3A State Championship Back-to-Back years
  • Girls Tennis was named the 2018 USTA/Utah Tennis High School Team of the Year
  • Girls Soccer finished second place in 3A
  • Girls Soccer had 11 players selected to the USAA 3A All-State Teams
  • Girls Cross Country finished fourth in 3A 
  • Girls Volleyball finished 3rd place in Region 13
  • Girls Volleyball had three players named to the Utah Volleyball Coaches Association All-State Teams
  • Boys Golf finished second place in the 3A State Tournament 
  • Boys Golf had four players selected to the USAA 3A All-State Teams
  • Football had four players selected to the USAA 3A All-State Teams
  • One senior selected for the USAA Academic All-State 3A Team for Swimming
  • Girls varsity basketball placed sixth in the UHSAA 3A State Finals
  • Two varsity players selected to the USAA All-State for 3A Girls Basketball
  • Boys varsity basketball placed sixth in the UHSAA 3A State Finals
  • Two varsity players selected to the USAA All-State for 3A Boys Basketball
  • Boys Soccer won the USAA 3A State Championship for back-to-back years
  • Boys Lacrosse won the Class C Bracket Championship
  • Boys Lacrosse had four members selected as position MVP and three honorable mentions
  • Seven seniors were awarded Academic All-State
  • 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.