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Clarkston Junior High School

Public | 8-9 | 1354 students

 
 

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Posted December 13, 2013

I am a former CJHS student and a current senior at CHS. I have been bullied by teachers and students at both schools teachers dont care about the kids except for a select few. I have been called useless and stupid by many teachers because I didnt understand one little thing. I will NEVER send my children to Clarkston Schools.


Posted September 3, 2007

The saftey of the students is not cared for as well as the school board makes it seem.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 22, 2006

Being that the school district has rearranged their buildings, the school is now an 8th/9th grade 'junior high' school. The building itself was the former high school prior to the 1999 completion of the current high school. The building was rennovated within the past year with the addition of an auxillary gym/weight room, new 600 seat auditorium, as well as various technology updates throughout. The new focus is to create a better transitionary platform for the students as they pass from the middle school to the high school. The school offers more programs and class options than a traditional middle school, but not quite as many as the 10-12 high school. The current teaching/administrative staff is relatively, but very energetic.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 25, 2005

I am a student at CMS and i do believe that Clarkston MIddle School is a nice school. And i think Anna is right when she says that we're put with different groups to further more learn leadership skills, along with working together. Now that the school is a 8-9 building i think that we can further more be able to expand our selves to new heights before being subjected to high schools pressures. We get to be kids for a little longer!! Over all Clarkston has a nice set up not too diverse in rase but everyone has a different backround with family. Note: If your worried about your child meeting people everyone will be new this year because they are conjoining two schools together. Shasabaw MIddle, and Clarkston mIddle.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 14, 2005

This school has a very nice way of grouping students onto teams so that they are able to meet new kids. Depending on what set of teachers are on each team, the parent envolvement is varied. Otherwise, the school extra-curricular activities are wonderful!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 29, 2004

As a parent who did 'schools of choice' for our child to attend Clarkston Middle School I have nothing but praise for the teachers and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

Clarkston is the finest district in at least a 100 mile radius of Detroit. My only concern continues to be the liberal curriculum. For example,I believe it is more beneficial to teach our children a through histry of the US, not just specific focus on 'politically correct' special interest groups.
—Submitted by a parent


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

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 35% in 2014.

602 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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46%

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44%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

601 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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83%

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75%

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75%

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75%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

605 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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28%

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20%

2011

 
 
23%
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About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 26% in 2014.

611 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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40%

2013

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
44%
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About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

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How schools in the state rate:

19%
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55%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Below Average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MEAP results from the state of Michigan.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 net growth (significant improvement/improvement - significant decrease/decrease) according to Performance Level Changes from the state of Michigan.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 88% 69%
Hispanic 5% 6%
African-American 3% 18%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian 0% 1%
Native Hawaiian N/A 0%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Adam Kern
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  • (248) 623-5680

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6595 Waldon Road
Clarkston, MI 48346
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Phone: (248) 623-5600

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