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Jenison Junior High School

Public | 7-8 & ungraded | 662 students

 
 

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Posted June 22, 2011

My child completed 8th grade, we choose Jenison due to school of choice. Struggled with bullying for two years at local school has done well at Jenison, impressive music program, teachers that care, he has learned more this year than in his two previous years in middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2011

I was blown away by the choir preformance! (: Great school, and musical arts program!


Posted October 10, 2010

5 star teachers and great kids working with outdated technology


Posted June 1, 2010

The music program is amazing the choir and bands got all one division ratings at state festival. this a great school for everybody(:


Posted March 8, 2010

This a very good school. The principal, counselors, teachers and kids are impressive. The band program is outstanding. By the time the kids get midway through 7th grade, they are sounding professional.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

I love jenison jr high! I cant believe how nice the teachers are!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 21, 2005

Jenison Jr. High is a great school! The principal, asst. principal and the teachers all work very well together. Both principals have an open door policy and you can meet with them anytime to discuss any concerns. The music program is by far the best in the State!! The directors have not only poured their heart and souls into this program, they truly invest in each and every student! The music that is performed is tremendous, maintaining years of keeping up with Jenison's reputation as one of the best in the State. I highly recommend Jenison Junior High.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2014.

348 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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67%

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64%

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64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

339 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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80%

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79%

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76%

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76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

339 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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76%

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67%

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71%
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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

Math

The state average for Math was 35% in 2014.

292 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

294 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

304 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
39%
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

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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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 85% 69%
Hispanic 6% 6%
Multiracial 4% 2%
Asian 3% 3%
African-American 1% 18%
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 29%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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8295 20Th Ave
Jenison, MI 49428
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Phone: (616) 457-1402

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