Quick Facts

HISTORY

Founded in 2002, accredited by Cognia and the Southern Association of Independent Schools.

ACADEMICS

JPII meets the prerequisites of the best colleges in the country with an emphasis in classical liberal arts paired with strong options in science, math, engineering, and technology.

  • 12:1: Student-Teacher ratio
  • 50: Number of combined AP, Honors, Dual Enrollment classes offered. All students are encouraged to enroll in AP courses.
  • 347: Number of AP tests taken at JPII in 2020.
  • 72: Number of AP Scholars named in 2020.
  • 26: Number of National Merit Scholars - 34 National Merit Finalists - 51 National Merit Commended since 2005.
  • 25.2: ACT composite score in 2019, ranking JPII 3rd among all private schools in Middle Tennessee.
    • The top quartile scored an average of 32.
    • The top 50% scored an average of 29.
    • The top 10% scored an average of 33.
  • 6: Number of international exchange partners. Countries include Argentina, China, England, France, Germany, and Italy.

ATHLETICS

  • 24: Number of Varsity-level sports offered at JPII. Varsity teams compete at the Division II-AA level.
  • 7: Number of state championships won since opening in 2002.
  • 12: Number of individual state championships won since opening in 2002.
  • 7: Number of scholar athletes named Mr. or Miss Tennessee, All-American, or equivalent.

CAMPUS

  • 66: Number of acres encompassing the campus. The school building is divided into three main areas: An academic wing that includes three floors of classrooms, labs, chapel, library, and student support offices; Fine arts that includes a 600 seat auditorium, band room, three studio classrooms, choral room, and dining hall; Athletic wing that includes two gymnasiums, wrestling gym, two weight rooms, coaches offices, trainer's facilities, and locker rooms.
  • 23: Number of athletic facilities. Outside fields include a turf field stadium and athletic complex, a baseball stadium for 800 spectators, a softball field, practice fields, six tennis courts, an eight-lane track, a soccer complex, driving range with putting green, two lacrosse fields, lacrosse wall, and beach volleyball courts. Indoor facilities include two gymnasiums, wrestling gym, two weight rooms, coaches' offices, trainer's facilities, and locker rooms. In addition, we have a JPII bass fishing boat.

NATIONAL AP SCHOLARS

  • In 2020, students took 347 AP exams in 22 subject areas.
  • In 2019, students took 480 AP exams in 19 subject areas.
  • In 2018, students took 478 AP exams in 17 subject areas. 
  • In 2017, students took 585 AP exams in 20 subject areas.
  • In 2016, students took 567 AP exams in 21 subject areas.
  • In 2020, students received 72 AP Scholar Awards.
  • In 2020, JPII had 4 National AP Scholars.
  • From 2012-2020, students received 872 AP Scholar awards.
  • From 2012-2020, JPII has had 57 National AP Scholar designations.

FACULTY AND STAFF

  • 45: Number of full-time faculty.
  • 80%: Percentage of faculty holding a master's degree.
  • 5: Number of faculty holding a doctorate degree.
  • 60: Number of doctors, lawyers, engineers, entrepreneurs, nurses, CEO's, and other professionals who are adjunct teachers with our Innov8 program.

COLLEGE AND CAREERS

  • 100%: Percentage of students who matriculate to colleges/universities/military.
  • 92%: Percentage of students who attend 4-year colleges/universities.
  • 10%: Percentage of students who are annually accepted to Ivy Leagues, service academies, and the top 25 schools ranked by US News and World Report.

CLASS OF 2020

  • 25.2: Average score on the ACT.
  • Accepted to 120 colleges/universities.
  • Offered over $12 million dollars in scholarships.

SUPPORT PROGRAMS

  • 17: Number of years we have offered full inclusion. Our Hand In Hand Options Program provides students with intellectual disabilities an opportunity to attend a Catholic college preparatory school.
  • 10%: Number of students served in our Knights Success Program which serves students with diagnosed learning disabilities with average to above average intelligence.

FAITH LIFE

  • Daily and Weekly: Daily Mass offered to our community. Students attend school-wide weekly Mass.
  • 20,000: Number of service hours the student body volunteers per year.
  • 8: Number of semesters of theology courses required. Our theology program of study follows the curriculum standards of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
  • 1: Number of Religious on campus.

COMMUNITY

We take pride in the fact that our students represent Tennessee's broader community and believe the diversity makes us similar to a college campus.

  • 104: Number of feeder schools our students matriculate from which includes 50 different zip codes and two states.
  • 55%: Percentage of Catholic students. We are in a region with only 4% of Catholics. Our presence helps build the small Catholic community while also welcoming our brothers and sisters in Christ of other denominations with open arms.
  • We are strongly committed to outreach to all communities and have seen record growth with 22% students of color.

 

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