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Martin Junior High School

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Posted April 11, 2008

MJH is a great school! How do I know, I went to school there. Now every school has flaws, but MJH is better than some parents think. The facilities need to be improved and so does cafeteria food. But the teachers, the principal, and the students are great. Every student at MJH can have an A or B average if they try. My experience at MJH is one I'll never forget. If MJH is still open in the future, I'll have no problem sending my kids or anyone elses.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 4, 2008

I enrolled my honor student here two years ago,with the thoughts that his grades would suffer a small amount due to changing schools.In my wildest dreams I never expected that this change would cause my son to go from A's and B's,to failing a grade and hating the thought of going to school.My son enjoyed school before enrolling in MJH. The main problem he seems to have is the disruptive influences from the overage pupils who have no desire whatsoever to learn.I've been to more teacher conferances in two years than the first five of his previous years.It has gotten so out of hand that the 7th grade classes had to be seperated, with the girls in one class and boys in another,to protect the girls from the unwanted attentions of the overage boys.The turnover rate of 7th grade teachers is also an issue of concern.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2004

The teacher where great the it was a wonderful experiance.I wish more school where like this one my children learned alot at this school.I would not trade the time that My children spent there for anyting in the world.They made it all worth it.My daughter who went to Pre-K ther who is now in 1st grade in a larger city learn to go back to this school.Keep up the good work.I will never forget the people and friends I made at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2004

Martin Junior High has a great school performance score-108(I think)I feel that sometimes parents expect our schools to take all the responsibility for their children. The teaching I have observed with the kids is awesome-I am very pleased with the education my children are receiving.I think parents need to support the schools and not to believe everything they hear from their child or their neighbor.Great job MJH.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2004

My child recently enrolled at MJH. I want to be supportive of the schooland my child, however, it is my belief that the population of overaged students enrolled have a negative affect on my childs success. A student who attends MJH and is pregnant. My child references this childs pregnancy frequently. Discipline problems and negative peer pressure are areas if deep concern. The principal and teachers show concern but seem to have no solutions to the problems they face daily. Students have little respect for them and my child is picking up a negative attitude towards her role as a student. There is little opportunity for positive reenforcement due to such a large population of negative impacts of overaged problem children in the class and at the school.Junior high years are impressionable years for children.Teacher burnout is heavy with behavior problems academic success is at risk to all children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2003

I personally think that this school is not doing a good job. Every week the pest control people have to come and spray the school and the chemicals bother the children.I personally don't beleive this school posseses the quality of a good school.my children have been at this school for 4 years now.weve went through at least 3 principals since my son started school here.I think it's time for a change in this school. First we need better teachers. What they need to know is that there has to be a sort of connection a type of bond between student and teacher that this school is lacking.


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
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In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the Louisiana Educational Assessment Program for the 21st Century (LEAP 21) to assess students in grades 4 and 8 in math, English language arts, science and social studies. The LEAP 21 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana. The goal is for all students to score at or above basic on the test.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 69% in 2013.

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The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

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The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

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The state average for Social Studies was 67% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the Louisiana Educational Assessment Program for the 21st Century (LEAP 21) to assess students in grades 4 and 8 in math, English language arts, science and social studies. The LEAP 21 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana. The goal is for all students to score at or above basic on the test.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

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78%

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The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

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The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

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In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math, English language arts, science, and social studies. The iLEAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 70% in 2013.

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The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

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The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

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The state average for Social Studies was 68% in 2013.

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77%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math, English language arts, science, and social studies. The iLEAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 69% in 2013.

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The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

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The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

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The state average for Social Studies was 67% in 2013.

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Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math, English language arts, science, and social studies. The iLEAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 59% 45%
White 38% 47%
Two or more races 2% 1%
Hispanic 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
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 88%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Phyllis G. Parker
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