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Jordan Middle School

Public | 5-8 | 550 students

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2012:
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Posted March 27, 2014

Jordan Middle School has been a positive place for all of my children. We are very excited for the complete renovation of the middle school as well as the new adjoining community center. I appreciate the honors classes that have been implemented in the past two years. It has really prepared them for the rigor of our high school. They run a true middle school and have an advisory period everyday where the students do activities such as character building, class bonding activities, and charitable events. There is a strong parent presence at JMS and they have a very active PTA organization! I love that all the schools in Jordan are in a campus style. Makes it easy for my kids to meet with their brothers if needed. Finally, the leadership, under the direction of our new Superintendent, in our district has improved tremendously in the past year. Excited to see what comes next!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2014

Poor quality across the board- teachers, staff, school board. The latter has improved due to new blood, but simply too much to tackle to make any big differences in a reasonable amount of time. Teachers are lazy, not the best role models. Looking to sell and leave this district- things haven't changed much here in 30 yrs. Not a progressive school or town.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2013

poor leadership, only a handful of teachers care about you and your grades, much harassment and nothing done about it even though they say they do, they don't. School and staff could use a make over.


Posted September 3, 2012

For the most part the teachers in Jordan Middle School provide high expectations and strive for student achievement. Just like any school, there are a handful of teachers that seem to be "employed" only during clock time. However, I have found that the Principal does address parent concerns and also wants what is best for the students. I am happy to have had my children attend. I am especially grateful that in light of a traumatic event last spring, the staff took the high road and helped without asking for acknowledgement. That says a lot about overall character!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2012

Overall not a good school, in my opinion most of the teachers don't care and won't meet after school. I was told by one teacher that she only works until 3:15 and won't meet after that. Most people work longer. The school does not really address bully and harrassment issues and I do not believe that they have stong leadership and the academic programs are not great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2010

I am very dissatisfied with Jordan Schools- This school in particular allows bullying, has students that are so harrassed they change to another district.They seem to discourage parent involvement by their actions. And none of the teachers seem to challenge the kids to exceed expectations.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

Same issue as parent above - my daughter pulls in c's and d's and then steps it up towards the end and relies on the unused hall passes to bring her grades to a B- or C. The kids even talk about 'the teachers that do this and how to play the system' Not real impressed with the district as a whole. The teachers are not 'teachers' they try to be the 'friend' in a middle school environment- the kids need more structure- the teachers tend to share to much personal information that does not belond in the classroom
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2010

The one problem I have with this school is that the kids are given lots of opportunities to bring the grades up- extra credit may mean brining in a box of tissues or unused hall passes. This does not teach the children responsibility and accountability. My child takes full advantage of these opportunities and skims by every quarter. Real life will not be so leniant
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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 69% in 2010.

121 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

126 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

103 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
48%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2010.

140 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

99 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2010.

125 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

142 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
69%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2010.

118 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

148 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

135 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
48%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students91%
Female95%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Economically non-disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Non-migrant91%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students92%
Female91%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Economically non-disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Non-migrant92%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students75%
Female87%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Economically non-disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant75%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students78%
Female82%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Economically non-disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities53%
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant78%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
77%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
56%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students62%
Female63%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Economically non-disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant62%

Reading

All Students74%
Female81%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Economically non-disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities48%
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant74%

Science

All Students77%
Female76%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Economically non-disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant77%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students67%
Female70%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Economically non-disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Non-migrant67%

Reading

All Students63%
Female70%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Economically non-disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Non-migrant63%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students75%
Female77%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Economically non-disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant75%

Reading

All Students74%
Female81%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Economically non-disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant74%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students79%
Female83%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Economically non-disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant79%

Reading

All Students57%
Female70%
Male41%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Economically non-disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities28%
Students without disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Non-migrant57%

Science

All Students63%
Female68%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Economically non-disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Non-migrant63%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 91% 73%
Hispanic 6% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
Black 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students None
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Industrial shop
  • Science lab

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Honors track
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:05 am
School Leader's name
  • Lance Chambers
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (952) 492-4450

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Honors track
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • None
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Playground
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • Student council/government
School leaders can update this information here.

School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
School leaders can update this information here.

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500 Sunset Dr
Jordan, MN 55352
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Phone: (952) 492-2332

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