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East Jordan Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 218 students

 

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2 reviews of this school


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Posted August 23, 2004

This is an incredible school system! I went to school here, worked here as a substitute and as a para-pro, as well as doing some of my student teaching here, so I have seen it from many different angles. I know how hard these teachers work to provide the best curriculum for each child, not just the class as a whole. The teachers routinely work together to make sure their lesson plans do not conflict with each others (as possible), and consult with one another on how to manage students having difficulties (i.e. 'what worked in your class?'). This is an A+ school that has really shown what a group of talented professionals can do when they have their hearts and heads together. Kudos, teachers and staff for making EJPS a happy place to learn and teach!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 3, 2004

The teachers do not care. Everything is the students responsibility. Teachers do not call home about anything, if your child is misbehaving, not doing homework, not participating, not taking their medication...you will not find out until they are failing a class. There is no help for students who are struggling except for private tutoring, and the teachers are completely unwillinging to work with the tutor, to share information or books. Teachers also do not answer parent notes, and the principal has complete faith in the teachers and everything that they do. Concerns and complaints are not addressed in any way. This is a terrible school.


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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
72%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 27% in 2014.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
19%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

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

Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2014.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
26%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
52%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

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

Math

The state average for Math was 35% in 2014.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
25%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
19%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

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%
of schools in the state are Below average
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

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 86% 69%
Multiracial 7% 2%
Hispanic 6% 6%
American Indian 1% 1%
African-American N/A 18%
Asian 0% 3%
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 59%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00am
School end time
  • 2:49pm
School Leader's name
  • Matt Stevenson
Fax number
  • (231) 536-0051
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Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Track
  • Volleyball

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Visual arts
  • Ceramics
Music
  • Band
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951 Mill Street
East Jordan, MI 49727
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Phone: (231) 536-2823

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