St. Marys School

1665 Hwy 45 By Pass, Jackson, TN 38305
(731) 668-2525

(out of 10)

Private Grades PK-8 339 students Unknown students/teacher

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About this school

St. Marys School is a private middle school in Jackson. 339 students attend St. Marys School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. I B Tigrett Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 8% %
White, non-Hispanic 76% %
Asian 6% %
Hispanic 10% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    I have three children currently enrolled all of whom previously attended public school. The difference in the environment and the curriculum are amazing. My children are learning so much more than they did in public school and they are finally academically challenged at SMS. The Catholic values taught at home are being reinforced every school day. I am so thankful for St. Mary's and would recommend it to Catholic or Non-Catholics alike for the excellent education this school provides.

  • (7 months ago)

    I have 4 children 2 have completed k-8 the other 2 currently enrolled. Hands down the formation of my children are exceptional. Well rounded respectful and hard working . I love the new curriculum. I am catholic and appreciate the reenforcement of our faith at home. There is always room for improvement and administration handles this need with careful and thoughtful execution.

  • (7 months ago)

    I have two sons who are now excelling in high school in honors and AP classes after attending St. Mary's k-8. They also were both recognized as Duke scholars in 7th grade. And in fact yesterday my oldest was interviewing at Vanderbilt University in hopes of attending after high school graduation. This has been possible because of the excellent education they received at St. Mary's from very gifted caring educators. I have three children currently enrolled at St. Mary's who are all happily challenged and succeeding. They love the new curriculum and are enjoying learning Latin which I believe will benefit them the rest of their lives. I love St. Mary's because I know my children are receiving a superb education in the light of Christ's truth. And the Dominican Sisters reflect the love and holiness of Christ that we are all called to but which is rarely seen in the world today; I am thankful my children have witnessed this example.

  • (8 months ago)

    My husband and I feel so blessed to have our two daughters attend St. Mary's! We have been so pleased with the new classical-based curriculum and the introduction to Latin. Both of our daughters are flourishing with the new curriculum and they seem to love what they are learning. I credit a lot of that enthusiasm to the excellent teachers and the loving environment that abounds throughout the school atmosphere. St. Mary's has a long history of academic excellence and it still holds true today!

  • (9 months ago)

    A family school that you want to be a part of! I have three children that all go to school at St. Mary's and I could not be happier!

  • (9 months ago)

    We have one child at this school. My child will NOT be back after Christmas! We have had so many problems! This school is not a Christian environment. It seems they pick who they will treat with dignity.. Good luck if you are on the other end. My child has been picked on by students and staff. We have tried to communicate are concerns but feel it has been blown off.

  • (1 year ago)

    My wife and I are so blessed that St. Mary's continues the strong educational heritage of the Catholic church. As parents of two current students we have found St. Mary's to be an open friendly engaging and wholly professional school with excellent teachers staff facilities and curriculum. We look forward to many great years at St. Mary's and plan on enrolling our youngest there soon. Thank you St. Mary's for all you do to educate our children body mind and spirit!

  • (3 years ago)

    This is a great school. The new principal provides a loving environment for the children and does not tolerate misbehavior. It is a privilege to attend St. Mary's not a right and several children have been removed for inappropriate behavior as a means to live up to their mission of providing a loving learning enviroment filled with Christ's love.

  • (4 years ago)

    St Mary's School puts the children first. The academics are excellent. The sisters provide a Christ centered education in cooperation with the church and the priests. I highly recommend this school. I have two children there and would not send them anywhere else.

  • (4 years ago)

    St. Mary's continues to be the best choice for the education of our child. Our child is challenged to perform at the highest level while being embraced and made to feel special and proud of the association with SMS. On the occassions where there is an opportunity to compare the level of education with those attending public schools we have found that our child exceeds in all academic subjects and is also exposed to proper behavior and moral judgments. We strongly believe in SMS and would recommend this school and its staff to anyone who is considering private school for their child. We have always found the administrators teachers and staff to be very approachable and invested in doing the best for the student.

  • (5 years ago)

    St. Mary's academics are far below that of other perocial/private schools. The tuition is relativley low but you get what you pay for. We moved out of town and my daughter now attends a very good Catholic school that honestly makes St. Mary's appear to be day care. I have heard similar comments from other families that have moved also. Some of the kids are very mean and this is allowed by the principal/staff. At her current school this is not tolerated. The after school care is terrible. Some terrible occurences were swept under the rug as mentioned by another rating.

  • (5 years ago)

    I attended St. Mary's for nine years and am now a senior at a Catholic university. St. Mary's gave me the foundation I need to succeed with my higher education. I learned everything from excellent study habits to how to be a good Christian. I stop by to visit my favorite teachers whenever I'm home and I plan on sending my children there when they come along.

  • (5 years ago)

    Both of my children have attended St. Mary's School for the last 7 years. We have had nothing but positive experiences with teachers academics and extra-curricular activities. Both my children love going to school each day and in my opinion that says alot! We highly recommend St. Mary's to anyone wanting an excellent Christian based school with a quality education.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter loves St. Mary's. I notice she is more looking forward to going to school and she is very involved with extra cirrcular activities with this school. I highly recommend this school!

  • (6 years ago)

    I totally agree with the first comment here. Bullying is not addressed by the principal. I removed my daughter from the school after being told by the principal that if i could not accept that my child should 'deal' with the everyday harassment that i should find another school. The principal told my child that if she complained again that she would be kicked out of the school. By placing your child here you may risk dealing with the bullying on your own. I do not recommend this school at all.

  • (7 years ago)

    St. Mary's has been our school for the past 7 years. Our children love the school and are very happy there. We have recommended the school to many of our friends. St. Marys is the best kept secret in Jackson.

  • (7 years ago)

    St. Mary's is an excellent school. I have two children attending St. Mary's and one that can't wait to start. We feel like St. Mary's is our second home. The principal and vice principal are always willing to listen and have outstanding leadership skills and are constantly striving to improve our school. The teachers are outstanding. The children are courteous and respectfull. I can't think of any other place I would want to send my children.

  • (7 years ago)

    Highly recommend. They have great teachers and my daughter got a great education. I love that they learned more about God and went to church.

  • (8 years ago)

    Not enough teaching and guidance. Too much teacher/ parent favoritism. Bullying is not addressed by Principal. Problem students are not dealt with appropriately. Parental involvement is only ACCEPTED by a select few.

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