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Eppler Junior High School

Public | 7-9 | 684 students

 
 

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Posted December 9, 2009

Eppler is a mediocre school that lacks many teachers that aren't dedicated to their job as much as somebody in their field should. Many do not have patience and care for the students they teach. Bye
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 10, 2009

I don't agree with some of the things about eppler, but there is always some teachers that your not going to like. Ms. Blanchard made a huge impact on my child. She made my daughter look at life differently and made her have a better future ahead of her. Ms. Blanchard is an excellent teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2008

I think Eppler is a very good school. My child is doing extremely well. The students, teachers, and entire staff are great. One not so great thing...................the sports uniforms! Compared to the other other junior high schools we at Eppler have the most outdated and used up uniforms I've ever seen! Let's make our athletes look and feel good about representing Eppler. A little confidence goes a long way. Say YES to new sports uniforms!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2008

When I went to school the teachers would take the time to help every single student if they were having problems. I have only seen one 7th grade teacher actually take the time to help and stay after on thurs for anyone needing help. If this continues next year, i will be looking for another school for my child. The counselor didnt even stay on to help and we are not the only parents that had this problem. I seen alot of F's on report cards at last conference.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2008

this school is wonderful my daughter loves it and has made so many new friends here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2008

This school has great teachers and is in the number one district in the .
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Posted January 9, 2008

My son has attended Eppler for 3 years and I have been very impressed with this school. The staff and teachers are wonderful. The counselors are the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2007

eppler is such a bad school it has a bad curriculum and most teachers dont even care about the students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2006

I think as my daughters parent that eppler junior high is the best utica community school for junior high I have never in my life. Seen such cool teacher epecailly mr.Traskal mrs. Daurghty mrs. Chinowith mr brinich mr hayes and mr koper
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 20, 2005

My school has a very good variety of teaches. Most of them are very nice with good teaching skills. They know how to keep a class awake. Other then my teachers this school does pretty well for the tight budget it is on. there are good supplys and books. The lunches are fairly good and they are doing a good job on updating the place. You could always use more money in the sports department though, most of are jerseys are from five generations before us (eww) but we deal.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

193 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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59%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

190 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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76%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

191 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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69%

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62%
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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.

196 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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33%

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45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

198 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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80%

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68%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

210 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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24%

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23%

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19%
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.

220 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
32%
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%
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55%
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26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

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 89% 69%
African-American 3% 18%
Asian 3% 3%
Hispanic 3% 6%
Multiracial 1% 2%
Native Hawaiian 1% 0%
American Indian 0% 1%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 33%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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  • Brandon Manzella
Fax number
  • (586) 797-2901

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45461 Brownell Street
Utica, MI 48317
Phone: (586) 797-2900

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