The mission of Madison Academic Magnet High School is to provide students access to a rigorous post-secondary preparatory program in a nurturing and supportive environment that inspires intellectual curiosity and appreciates cultural and ethnic diversity. Madison Academic Magnet High School is a learning community that fosters intellectual growth and habits of commitment, reflection, wellness and wonderment, developing citizens who make a living, a life, and a difference.
2014 National Blue Ribbon School
U.S. News Bronze medal school
All honors level, AP, and dual enrollment courses
State Reward and/or Progress school for the last 5 years
Many highly successful extra-curricular programs (Forensics, Academic Decathlon, Band, Theatre, Chorus, Jazz Band, Sports, Coding)
Average ACT of 24.4
News & Announcements
Excel National Championship
Paul Northrup represented Tennessee at the 2017 Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) U.S. National Excel Championship that was held in Orlando, Florida in June. There were over 320,000 total entrants and 124 finalists in this competition.
JSCC Dual Enrollment Packet 2017-2018
2017 Semester 2 Exam Schedule
2017 Academic Decathlon
Madison Academic Decathlon Team Placed 2nd in the Nation
Jackson Sun Article
Madison receives Bronze Award
Sam Bomar Scholarship Fund Announces 2017 Award Recipients
The Sam Bomar Memorial Scholarship Fund (a fund of the West Tennessee Health Care Foundation) announces the recipients of the 2017 scholarships. The awards were presented at a reception for the recipients and their families on Sunday, April 23, 2017, at Carriage House Antique Market and Café.
Haleigh Smith, a student at Madison Academic High School, and Zachary West, a student at University School of Jackson, each received a $1000 award. Haleigh is the daughter of Penny Lane and Keith Smith, and Zachary is the son of Cynthia and Henry West. Logan Taylor, son of Michael and Debra Taylor and a student at Sacred Heart of Jesus High School, received a $1000 Faith and Family Award in memory of Judy Pennel. Judy’s daughter, Carrie Prewitt, one of Logan’s teachers, presented this award.
Eagle Scout Merit Awards, in memory of Sam and his father, David Hugh Bomar, who were both Eagle Scouts, were given to the following Eagle Scouts from Madison Academic: Eric Archer, Hayes Binkley, Jesse Buckley and Maddox McKnight. Rayna Bomar presented each student with a $250 gift card.
The Scholarship Fund was set up in memory of Samuel David Bomar (1992 - 2010) and is intended to help and encourage students who intend to make the world a better place. Primary consideration is given to those students who have been actively involved in community oriented and service based groups and activities. Sam (class of 2010) was involved with Madison Academic’s theater department and was on the debate team and the baseball team. He was also a student leader with Fellowship Bible Church’s youth program and a volunteer counselor at Lakeshore United Methodist Camp for three years.
Madison Coding Team - Dev Catalyst School Champions
Madison coding students won the 2016/2017 Champion School trophy at the Dev Catalyst Coding Competition again this year.
Dev Catalyst Novice Web Development winners are:
Dev Catalyst Advanced Web Development winner is:
Dev Catalyst App Development winners are:
Dev Catalyst raspberry pi project winners are:
Dev Catalyst Scholars winners are:
Our band performed in the WTSBOA Concert Festival on Friday, March 24 and received straight 1/ superior ratings in both prepared and sight reading music. Please plan on joining us for our Spring Band Concert featuring Concert Band, Jazz Band and Percussion Ensemble performances on Thursday, April 27 at 6:30 in the auditorium. Following the concert all band students and their families are invited to a social in the cafeteria in which we will spotlight seniors and give awards. More information will be coming home with band students in the coming weeks.
Thirteen forensics team members qualified for the state tournament of the Tennessee High School Speech and Drama League! Our state tournament is on April 29 at Lausanne School in Memphis. Students from approximately forty-five high schools from across Tennessee will compete at the state level.
Ember Tharpe, storytelling (1)
Dory Scott, storytelling (3)
Jessica Welsch, storytelling (4)
Krossmon Brown, prose interpretation (3)
Ashlyn Emmerson, TV broadcasting (3)
Abby Latture, poetry interpretation (1)
Sumeja Hrnjc, poetry interpretation (2)
Brooklyn Kent, poetry interpretation (4)
Brianna Brown, after dinner speaking (1)
Sidney Dennis, dramatic interpretation (3)
Alyssa Gowan, original oratory (2)
Brian Hannah, humorous interpreation (1)
Mariah Kerr, humorous interpretation (2)
Myrah Guthrie and Jeremy Huelin will compete in Public Forum Debate at the state tournament.
Art IV Wins Billboard Contest
Art IV students created a billboard for the Anti-Drug Coalition. They competed against the other area high schools and came in 1st place. Union let them use one of their mock hospital rooms to set the scene for the pictures, and they also had 2 deputies from the Sheriff's Department that participated. The students came up with the idea, the title, the various scenarios for the pictures they needed, acted out the scenes, took the pictures, and did all the editing. Congratulations to Anna Brown, Eli Bunting, Kajal Govin, Jenna Henley, Lizzie Lafont, and Tori Vintzel for an awesome job. This ad will be on the digital billboard on the corner of Carriage House and Highland above the Exxon Station through mid-May.
Union Creative Writing Competition
2017 Union Creative Writing Workshop winners
Honorable Mention- Victoria Phillips
3rd- Kiyah Stokes
2nd- Susan Anderson
HM: Shiloh Parish
HM- Jackson McLemore
3rd- Abbey Moore
2nd- Bethany Datuin
HM- Anna Brown
3rd- Susan Anderson
2nd- Cana Cooper
1st- Jessica Welsch
Reading Scholars 2016/2017
Each month students who wish to participate may read an approved book and prepare and present an oral book report to the Reading Scholar Panel. At the end of their presentation they will have an opportunity to answer questions from the panel about the book or their thoughts about topics and issues addressed by the book. The best presentations, as judged by the panel, will receive a cash prize of $25, a “Reading Scholar T-Shirt” and other prizes. Students can select their book, but it will need to be approved by a teacher, librarian, administrator, or a member of the Reading Scholar Committee. Each month will have a particular focus. Some teachers will have a suggested list of books to help you find an appropriate book. We will attempt to give students as much freedom as possible in selecting a book of interest.
New to Jackson?
Welcome to Jackson, Tennessee! Home of Blue Suede Shoes, Rockabilly and great barbecue! Also, Jackson is home to the Jackson-Madison County School System. In 2016, our Jackson-Madison County Schools are home to over 13,000 students that speak over 17 languages from very diverse backgrounds. Our district is home to nine elementary schools, three K-8 schools, four middle schools, three traditional high schools, one magnet high school and one early college high school.
Additionally, our district is also home to one Pre-K Center for the youngest citizens ages 2-4. Spend time visiting our school websites to see the unique educational offerings each school provides to the students of the Jackson-Madison County area.