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Shelby Junior High School

Public | 7-9 & ungraded | 1267 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted April 18, 2014

Shelby junior high was the best school I have been to so far, I've been all over, I went to Jeannette and malow and Shelby is definitely my favorite I love everything about it.


Posted August 23, 2013

My children have been in the Utica schools district for 5 years now. My daughter has excelled beyond my belief! She loves Shelby and every teacher she has had. On the other hand, my son has ADHD and he has struggled. I am not happy with the lack of assistance and advice I've received from the principle and vice principle. He is labeled as a troubled kid and when he does wrong, there is know communication and know concern towards fixing the problems. Their way of solving the problem is with suspensions and that never solved any of the problems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2012

I have been at this school for about 2 years now, going into my third. The new principal we had last year is a step down from our principal before, but she is still great at her job as a principal. She often comes to the announcements to praise something helpful she saw, and tell the students about events. The teachers are helpful and approachable, except for a small number of them. The counselors are amazing! I talk to my counselor often and she is a big help for my career and college and scholarship search. I love coming here!


Posted March 14, 2012

Our daughter loves Shelby and so do we! The teachers, counselors, office staff, and principal(s) are very caring and responsive to student needs. All have high expectations of the students and willingly go above and beyond to help reach their potential.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2011

My daughter went through Shelby JS and my son is currently attending. As parents, weare pleased with the curriculum offerings & the outstanding teaching & counseling staff. There are plenty of extra-curricular activities - academic & athletic.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2009

I went to this school for a half a year and I hated every moment. One time my shoe broke and I went to the office and they said I don't feel sympathy for you,just because they were flip flops. The kids were mean and the principal only came out when she wanted to yell. Thats just me,but I hated it. The only good part was the drama teacher who is the best i ever had
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 14, 2008

great school and caring staff
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2008

I think this school is a very good school because the councelors are top notch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2008

Our elementary school is wonderful and our high school is wonderful, but this 3-year stop in the middle is a big disappointment. The counselors are great but the principal seems like a prison warden. Maybe its the age of the students but she really doesnt seem to enjoy being there
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2008

My son is attending Shelby as a school of choice. We live outside of the district, yet we choose to drive. Shelby has been excellent. The teachers are great. Shelby offers AP classes, which our old school did not. The band teacher is above and beyond what I expected to find at a Jr High. I am glad we made the switch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2007

This school is a big step up from Elementary School. The staff is very organized and the students learn right out of the gate that they need to be on the ball. I found the Principal to be approachable and very knowledgeable in many areas that concern parents. Mrs. Patricia Gonser knows what is going on in the school, and what the kids are up to. And I believe she takes the job very seriously. She knows that parents want their children to learn so they can be at the top of there game, and be safe while doing it. And I think she is doing an awesome job doing just that!
—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 39% in 2014.

399 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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68%

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59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

397 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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75%

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77%

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73%

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73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

400 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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75%

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69%

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69%
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.

417 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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48%

2013

 
 
46%

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42%

2011

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

417 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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86%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

439 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
17%

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

Social Studies

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

396 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
48%

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%
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

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 94% 69%
Asian 2% 3%
African-American 1% 18%
Hispanic 1% 6%
Multiracial 1% 2%
American Indian 0% 1%
Native Hawaiian 0% 0%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 15%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Ms. Lisa Mcdill
Fax number
  • (586) 797-3701

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51700 Van Dyke Ave
Shelby Township, MI 48316
Phone: (586) 797-3700

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