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St. Johns Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 727 students

 
 
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5 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
Based on 4 ratings
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
No new ratings

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Posted April 4, 2014

I am so impressed with St. Johns Middle School! I think all the 6th grade teachers have been wonderful. The teachers are caring, helpful, supportive of the students, and innovative in teaching their subject matter. My child is learning current technology and programs on computers each day. My child comes home and is excited about what is being learned.. My child is achieving because teacher expectations are high, and I appreciate that. I need to give a special thank you to Mrs. Fisher, the science teacher. My child loves this class because of the numerous hands on experiments that she engages the students in each day. My child is learning essential scientific principles because Mrs. Fisher takes the time to design phenomenal lessons to support the science curriculum. Keep up the GREAT work St. Johns Middle School! Thank you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2014

My school is a wonderful place for my grandson to attend school. He is in the band program and track program.


Posted December 1, 2013

This is a great school. Awesome leadership, and teacher quality! Perfect. Better than elementary schools!


Posted December 1, 2013

This is a favorite school of mine. I love my teachers... Pretty darn awesome. I highly reccomend it. Thi is a great opprotunity you won't want to miss. This school ha a nice new leadership group this year that has been great. The district has a new superintendent this year too. This is an awesome school. I give it 5 stars. At first I was scared but now that I know all the teachers it's great. This is perfect for my life. There is no bullying from what I've seen so far and no issues with teachers or staff. This school has a new program with student devices where you can either bring a devic to school or use one of the school devices. (Laptops, I-Pads etc.) This school has a good influence on me o do more good deeds. I am proud o have this as my school. Thank you SJMS!!!!!!


Posted October 7, 2013

My Daughter started at the Middle School this year and I have to admit she didn't want to go and I didn't want her to. Neither of us like change much and trying to get to know so many Teachers instead of 2 makes it more difficult and worries me that she will not do as good as she did in Oakview where my other 2 kids go and I know all the Teachers and Parents. Well I have to say she loves it and is excelling in everything and is happy and seems to be stress free which is great and she has actually started coming home and sitting right down and getting her homework done with out me asking or her fussing. She seems to be growing up very nicely and I think it has a ton to do with the Teachers from Oakview doing such a great job and now the Middle School Teachers taking over where they left off and really working as a team with the kids and the parents.. I am a very happy Mom and she is a very happy girl:)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2013

This school is wonderful and I feel blessed that I am able to work here. We never give up on our students and try to make them as comfortable and welcoming as possible. As our motto says "working as a team to build the future."
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 22, 2009

I am very happy with the school. My daughter always has the support she needs from the teachers and staff. It is a stuctured and loving enviornment. There is something for every type of student. i have always had great communication from the staff. I am a working Mom and the school offers many ways to stay in touch follow up with my child's progress. 24 hours a day the infinate campus can be acessed through the web. and all teachers have voice mail and email and respond quickly to either.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2009

I think this is an awesome school. I am always really happy to go to school everyday. I love all of my teachers too. we have a lot of good food choices and the layout is nice. You don't get confused going from class to class. There's a seperate hallway for each grade. We have 7 class periods. Our music program is great and we have a musical every year. The sports are fun and very popular. If you need help, you can always go to a teacher or the very friendly counselors. I feel like this is a very safe, positive, and fun school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 29, 2006

I feel communication to the parents is very poor. For example: I have had a number of conversation with the Assistant Prinpile on my son and his grades and have made request both in writing and verbal that I wish to receive a progress report weekly so I can stay up on his studies, this was never followed through on and I was told that it was my responsiblity to call the school each week and make this request. However as a working mother by the time I get out of work the school is closed and I don't have access to telephones during my work hours other then emergencies. The school wants parent involvement but when it comes to down to it there is no follow through and alot of excuses.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

215 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

214 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%
Social Studies

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

223 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
29%
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.

227 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

223 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

223 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
64%
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.

238 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
26%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

236 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

242 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
24%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Math growth at this school

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 88% 69%
Hispanic 6% 6%
Multiracial 4% 2%
African-American 1% 18%
American Indian 1% 1%
Asian 1% 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 31%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Cognitive disability
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Industrial shop
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Printmaking
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
Clubs
  • Dance club

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Ms. Adel Diorio
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (989) 227-4399

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Cognitive disability
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Printmaking
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Builders Club
  • Dance club
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • Student council/government
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
St. Johns High School
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900 West Townsend Rd
Saint Johns, MI 48879
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Phone: (989) 227-4300

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