best academic school in south bend, if you do the international baccalaureate program. also has the best mock trial team in the nation (NOT an exaggeration). students from other high schools in the area often diss adams and scare away perspective students by telling them they will be raped or killed there. in reality, these students are just jealous they don't go to adams.
FACT: many students from st. joe high switch to adams in their sophomore year because they can't stand st. joe.
st joe student #1:"i feel so sorry for the kids that can't afford to come here and have to go to john adams high school. it's such a bad place."
st joe student #2: "hey, wait, you and I both wish we went there... "
st joe student #1: yeah, man, but we have to pretend like we're not jealous of their totally awesome IB & mock trial programs!"