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Douglas MacArthur Junior High School

Public | 7-9 | 577 students

 

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Posted February 20, 2005

DMJHS is the awesomest school ever. (I go there.)
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 31, 2005

I have to say that with Jr. High, we, as parents must learn to grow up also. I love DMJHS for several reasons. I am a choice parent, I choose to send my child to JPS for the curriculum and the exposure to life as we will know it to be. We must learn to make choices, and get along with people from all walks of life...the learning starts at home. I have one child that has partcipated in some of the sports (football,track)and is involved in band and would be in choir if his schedule allowed--(Derrick Fox is the most wonderful teacher and his approach to teaching choir is a marvel!) He is on Student Council and has taken all honors courses offered (Eng. and Math) Our principal has a hard job, but he stands firm and is very visible. I will have 2 there 2005-6! We are very pleased! Laura
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2005

We have been very pleased with the teachers, counselors and principal at this school. Every issue we have ever raised has been addressed both professionally, and with complete resolution. The teachers are fantastic and several have made learning fun for their students. We are proud parents of a Douglas MacArthur Junior High School student!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2004

This school is very economically disadvantaged and is not a good influence for students.Teachers gossip in the morning and want their students to be little angels while they stand there and chat! This school needs to have their old principal back!
—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.
Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 77% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
18%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 77% in 2013.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
65%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 77% in 2013.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
76%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the End of Course Exam to test high school students in Algebra I, Geometry and Biology. The results for End of Course Exams administered in the spring of each school year are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The End of Course Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 47% 21%
White 44% 65%
Hispanic 8% 10%
Asian 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72%N/A60%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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1615 Wilkins Ave
Jonesboro, AR 72401
Phone: (870) 933-5840

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