On February 23, 2017, The Diocese of Knoxville School System that includes St. Jude School received system accreditation from AdvancED. This means that all of the 10 diocesan schools are part of a system of excellence, meeting AdvancED’s high standards of achievement. “The results indicate that the institution, the system, is performing within and well above acceptable levels compared to the expected criteria as well as other institutions that have gone through this process,” said Leisa Schulz, superintendent of Louisville Archdiocese schools who was the lead evaluator in the accreditation process.