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Mohave Valley Junior High School

Public | 7-8 | 394 students

 

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Posted October 9, 2014

This school grades at 80% test/ 20% work. There is never any homework, perhaps that is why it isn't too important at this school and all work is done in class, A few teachers are very willing to teach above and beyond, very few. If you have an advanced child, find another school. They don't teach above the standard curriculum. In my opinion your child will not exceed. In what used to be exciting and fun learning, has gone to take a test get an A and not learn anything new. It seems as if it is a social gathering for the teachers more than the students. As someone previously stated, trouble makers do get away with whatever they want. Students not even involved in situations get punished. The principal is just as equally guilty to let the bullying continue as she seems to be a bully herself. It seems as if any money this school gets isn't spent on improvement, yet every year they ask you to pay them instead of the state so you know where your money is going. Other options are available than this school such as online or Mohave Accelerated. The district offices don't seem to care, as the superintendent hides from problems and parents. Also my opinion all 5 star ratings are from staff
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2013

School is very good as my Grandson has learning problems yet made the Honor Roll. Good contact with teachers and counselors. A lot of school activities.


Posted February 10, 2012

Terrible school. My son says no disipline, trouble makers can get away with anything becasue all the teacher can do is yell at them. No detention ever. Does not like the food. They do not even have a football team, or fields to play on. Playground is all rocks and dirt, no grass or trees. Teachers seem ok but always to busy to talk to you or call email you back. Hardly any homework but test test test all the time. No book reading assignments or writing papers. Seems like day care mostly. Very dissapointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

I like this school because the facility is keep clean and the Principal cares about the the safety of every student, gets involved and listens to the parents. The nurse is always helpful,courteous and on campus for any emergency that might arise.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2007

We have moved to Las Vegas .. Im impressed and sorry that my kids missed out on two years of a good education while living in Mohave Valley ...I recommend home school or moving to Clark County to get your kids educated. As a former teacher there at MVJH - I can accurately say it was the worst experience for my children and I.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2007

Mohave Valley Jr. High School is a great school. Students enjoy coming to school and show a great deal of involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2007

Mohave Valley Jr. High school has experienced leadership and faculty. The curriculum covers the Arizona State Standards. Exploratory and after school activities are plentiful to keep children active and interested. All students are treated fairly and work hard. The teachers always are working with parents and children to help with all children's academic success. My children love school and have lots of fun at school every day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2006

My daughter is a current student here, and I can tell you that the academic programs are not designed to capture the children's attention and imagination or draw them into their core subjects. The only thing they're capturing is the mighty dollar from the government subsidies and contaminating the past efforts of great teaching. Sure they offer Music, Sports and the like but who could do any of that when the teachers bombard the students with hours and hours of homework that, in my opinion should have been taught in class. Parent involvement only when it's to late!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2006

I personally think from being a former student the school staff is very understanding and helping students. some of the teaches I personally thoght were the best re Mrs. Supra, Mrs. Trieff,Ms. Mitchell, Mr. hanser, the 7th grade science teacher of 2005 - 2006.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 9, 2006

The quality of academic programs is an absolute disgrace. The papers my son have turned in and recieved an 'A' on shocks me. The students are treated like inmates. School is supposed to be a warm and positive environment...if you are looking for this - keep on going - this is not the place for you. When my son goes to college, he will be in a world of trouble because he will in no way, shape or form be prepared - which is why we are forced to leave. Extracirricular activities? What is that? They don't even have cheerleading for the girls. There is no football, golf or tennis offered among many other things. There is also very little parent involvement. Overall, this school is a very big dissapointment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2005

This School is very good for your chldren to come and learn and have a great time with other students around the valley.
—Submitted by a student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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63%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
74%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2013.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
70%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

  • In 2010-2011, this school was designated "Performing Plus".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Performing Plus".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Performing Plus".

About the tests


Arizona uses AZ LEARNS Achievement Profiles to indicate schools' overall performance each year. For elementary and middle schools, the profiles are based on current and historical aggregated AIMS results, MAP results and whether or not the school made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). For high schools, AIMS results, AYP status and graduation/dropout rates are used. Schools are identified as Excelling, Highly Performing, Performing Plus, Performing, Underperforming, Failing to Meet Academic Standards or Pending.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 68% 42%
Hispanic 21% 43%
American Indian/Alaska Native 10% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Black 1% 5%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 56%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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6565 Girard Avenue
Mohave Valley, AZ 86446
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