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Jonesville Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 321 students

 

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Posted October 28, 2009

I am a parent of a Jonesville Elementary and Jonesville Middle School student. The teachers are great and they make sure the parents are informed at all times. They also provide opportunity and information for parents to stay involved with their kids. Great School! Great Leaders!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2007

I had a child in Jonesville Elementary and she was LD. My IEP was not ignored and they did very well with her. She has been moved up and no longer needs help since she has gone to Middle School. I love the school district, not that I haven't had my share of problems with them but has soon as I took the concerns to the appropriate person my concerns were address and the problem fixed. We do have a new superintendent of Jonesville Schools , he's a very nice guy and his door is Always open! I don't know that the sports are all that great but I do know that when my children were attending Adrian, they were not getting such good grades. We came to Joneville and they are straight A students. The performance art program in the middle school with Mrs. Biggs is also great!
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Posted July 6, 2005

This is a great school for kids who learn with ease, but I have a child that needs help. My child didn't get that help. The teachers really need to work on their special ed skills and not treat the kids as if they are dumb. The LD teacher needs to be there for his students not for the teachers. If you have an IEP in Jonesville it is ignored. If they want great test scores maybe they should care about the underdogs, and follow their plans to be able to achieve a better education. Not all LD kids are bad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2005

We choose Jonesville M.S. because the Principal and Staff showed us that they cared about our child's desire to learn.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

115 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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33%

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30%

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29%

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29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

115 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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66%

2013

 
 
57%

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67%

2011

 
 
67%
Social Studies

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

118 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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18%

2013

 
 
22%

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18%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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21%

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24%

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19%

2011

 
 
19%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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57%

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56%

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57%

2011

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
34%
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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
16%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

123 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

128 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
14%

2013

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
8%
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

Below 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 95% 69%
Hispanic 3% 6%
American Indian 1% 1%
Asian 1% 3%
African-American 0% 18%
Multiracial N/A 2%
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 49%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Bryan Playford
Fax number
  • (517) 849-3213

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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401 East Chicago St
Jonesville, MI 49250
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