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Jackson Catholic Middle School

Private | 7-8 | 186 students

 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $64,200. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $620.

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Posted December 10, 2008

I cannot say enough good things about Jackson Catholic MIddle School. I have a child in 8th grade and I have been thrilled with every aspect of the school. The teachers truly understand this age group and care about their students. If you are looking for an environment that models the values you teach your children at home - this is the place for you and your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2008

I come from a family of 12 and all of us attended Catholic schools thru high school. I think since JCMS is tyhe only school in Jackson the school thinks they can do no wrong. I'm taking my child out of JCMS this year because JCMS doesn't listen to the parent or student. The principle needs help in communicating with the people who make this school what it was in the past. Look around before making your choice JCMS.
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Posted March 25, 2008

Not my choice on schools. Teaching isn't the greatest for price. A good fraction of the teachers don't respect students or listen to peoples opinions. I wouldn't send my child there unless a miracle happens over the years. Principal doesn't seem to communicate with students too well and teachers swear at students...they know who they are. I'm not sure how any parent could leave such positive feedback unless they've never stepped foot in the building itself. Thank-You for reading.
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Posted March 22, 2008

Absolutely love this school and I hope that the troubles with the elementary are not going to follow soon ! There is a new principal who is fair and hardworking. He is a great guy and doing a wonderful job at the school. I've had to take my child out of the elementary school at St. John's but I do hope to have him in 2 years join his friends back at JCMS. Keep up the great job !
—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.

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Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2014.

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31%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

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The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

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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.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

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78%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

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18%
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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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55%
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26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 94% 69%
Hispanic 3% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Multiracial 2% 2%
African-American 1% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Anthony Shaughnessy
Gender
  • Coed
Affiliation
  • Roman catholic
Associations
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (517) 784-2316

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  • Library
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  • Diocese of Lansing
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915 Cooper Street
Jackson, MI 49202
Phone: (517) 784-3385

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