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E.A. Johnson Memorial H.S.

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 626 students

 
 

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Posted April 16, 2014

This is a new school for my family. I have recently been through on parent teacher conferences and the staff seemed very friendly and involved. What saddens me is the lack of updates to the facility and the lack of books for take home study. The school itself is clean, but seemed old and dated in some areas, and cold and old in others. It lacked that warmth we were used to in our last school district. From conferences (April 2014) the teachers seemed a little over burdened and like they need a bit of help and more funding. I did see a number of parents that night, but not as many as you would think. Conference hours were not the best for parents that work full time. I hope for the best, and push my children to do well at home with study time. We have years ahead of us in this district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2009

Small community values, great teachers, wonderful place to have raised my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2009

They take care of the kids that go there and keep up the school facility
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2008

I am a graduate of E.A.J. While there, I feel that the staff and community was supportive of the school and students. It was a great place to learn. Since leaving E.A.J., I have attended college. E.A.J.'s staff prepared me quite well for the challenges of college. ACT prep. was adequate and I understand that it contiues to improve as graduation requirements have changed.


Posted February 23, 2008

Horrible school.Overcrowded. Not even planning for the ACT in Classes. Half of the kids are from out of district, and the staff just doesnt care. I dont recommend this school for anyone.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 22, 2008

This is a great school with wonderful caring faculty and staff!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 13, 2007

I graduated from Mt. Morris and spent my entire K-12 years there. During my years there I absolutely loved it, teachers and principles were great we good football, baseball, basketball programs back then. I have since had 2 children graduate from there and there has been a big decline in athletic participation and coaching has taken a decline. If I were to do it all again my children would have been sent to different school district or private.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2007

I am the mother of four and three have sucessfully graduated from MtMorris the fourth is a senior this year and is on target to graduate. I think that they do help the students, Their classes are are targeted to help kids get where they want to be in their future. I feel some of their coaches have a little to be desired they favor players whose parents they are close to. Some students do not get a fair shake in sports.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2006

I attended EAJ for all four years. The teachers know their subjects and most seem to love teaching that is probably why they are a lot of older teachers that will not retire. Unfortunately, the last year or so of my schooling students from other districts started to come in and did not take the educational process seriously. By this I mean they were loud and disruptive in class, and did not respect the faculty, and the administrators failed to take appropriate actions. Fortunately, the extracurricular activities make Mt.Morris a worthwhile school to attend. When I attended the football, volleyball, and boys basketball teams were great. Unfortunately, there is no longer a hockey team, but there are many other sports teams available that are decent. There are other activities to choose from if sports isn't an interest, such as band, art, and National Honor Society activities.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 19, 2003

I was a student here at Mount Morris High School for 4 years. While I attended the high school I was involved in student council, band, and sports. They have great teachers that are not only well rounded but well educated. Mount Morris offers many sports that some other schools may not have like Soccer, Swimming, Hockey, and Powerlifting. I enjoyed my time at Mount Morris, and I would never go back and change anything if I could do it all over again.


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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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Social Studies

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

162 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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11%

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10%
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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 29% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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7%

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11%

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14%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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37%

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40%

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39%

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48%
Science

The state average for Science was 26% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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11%

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9%

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14%

2010

 
 
12%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 38% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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13%

2012

 
 
18%

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30%

2010

 
 
28%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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34%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
35%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Michigan used the Michigan Merit Examination (MME) to assess students in grade 11 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. The MME 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 state standard.

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 MME 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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ACT participation

84%

Average ACT score

18

Graduation rate

76%


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

2 This rating is based on composite ACT scores from 2012-13 and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12. ACT participation represents the percentage of 11th graders taking the ACT. Because the ACT is mandated in Michigan high schools, ACT participation is NOT included in the GreatSchools rating.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 67% 69%
African-American 17% 18%
Multiracial 10% 2%
Hispanic 5% 6%
American Indian 0% 1%
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 70%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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  • Mrs. Stephanie O'Dea
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8041 Neff Rd
Mount Morris, MI 48458
Phone: (810) 591-2370

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