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St. Johns High School

Public | 9-12 | 1088 students

 
 

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4 stars


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Posted May 15, 2009

As much as these students love their school, the reviews speak for themselves. As a parent of SJPS students, I am appalled at the grammatical and spelling errors on these reviews. Despite that, I am in agreement with the comments made about lack of communication. We have wonderful resources in our school system that offer a variety of learning environments. Elementary parents have the opportunity to choose smaller, more personal country schools with high MEAP scores, or larger schools in town with more opportunities for extracurricular activities and greater teacher collaboration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2008

I am an alumni of SJHS and as much as I love the teachers there, the system that runs the school has gone downhill these past few years. There is a massive lack of communication between teachers and administration and between administration and students. As far as curriculum though, the teachers do a great job and genuinely care about their students. The facilities are a bit shoddy seeing as how the school was built in the late 60's but they are well maintained. Hopefully the strategic planning committee gets their proposal passed so as to better the district as a whole.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 11, 2008

I am a senior at SJHS. it is one of the best schools in the mid-michigan area. we have a great Fine Arts Program. The Drama club won the MIFA State Title this past winter. this is our 11th state title our of 31 state appearences. there have been 38 competions. Our Bands, Orchestra, and Choirs do very well at festival. The Marching Band has taken straight ones for the past 19 years straight. Our sports are very competative. in 2004 our football team was the state runner up for division 3. We offer all available AP courses. we are planning renovations of our High School, Middle School, and 6 Elementary schools. There is know school like SJHS. Go Redwings!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 21, 2005

I am a freshmen st the SJHS! We have one of the greatest schools in MI. Okay I will admit, our school is not new its about 20 years old but its very large and very well taken care of. The teachers are great! The school is very-very large and very competitve. we have a killer tennis and golf team! GO REDWINGS!
—Submitted by a student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Social Studies

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

268 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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27%

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27%
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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.

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
26%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2013.

265 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 26% in 2013.

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
29%
Social Studies

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

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
39%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2013.

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
44%
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

96%

Average ACT score

20

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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 91% 69%
Hispanic 5% 6%
Multiracial 2% 2%
African-American 1% 18%
American Indian 1% 1%
Asian 1% 3%
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 22%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Mark Palmer
Fax number
  • (989) 227-4199

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501 W. Sickels Street
St. Johns, MI 48879
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Phone: (989) 227-4100

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