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7000 Hemlock Ln
Maple Grove, MN 55369

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June 15, 2015
This school needs better leadership. My child's right to free speech was taken away and was graded down because of a personal difference of opinion with a science teacher about the origin of the earth. The principle was advocating for the staff, not making sure students have a safe learning environment where critical thinking and mutual respect are present. While some of the teachers are wonderful, unfortunately the school on a whole is a big disappointment due to a few bad apples and poor leadership. We are going elsewhere for a better education.

- submitted by a community member

August 11, 2014
The administrative staff are very rude. My child was sent down to the office for a minor dress code violation ( She was wearing running shorts that were maybe 1 inch too short) and the staff in the office laughed at her. The woman that had her put her arms down to see how short the shorts were said to the other staff in the room something along the lines of 'Ladies, see how short her shorts are! Do you really think you could wear this?' They kept her out of class for more than half an hour, waiting for someone to talk to her for only a few minutes. I personally find this disgusting. They took away my child's right to learn all because her shorts were a bit too short.

- submitted by a community member

April 24, 2014
I went here from 7th grade-9th grade because I was within district. Although many of the staff are devoted to teaching, the faculty could improve. If you are looking for a school that values high academic standards, community involvement, and unity this school is not for you. Over the course of my stay at this school I have witnessed many physical fights. I also witnessed a lot of drug use while I was there. I did not feel safe or comfortable being in this building. Overall the school is not challenging and every day felt like a prison. If this school had more student outreach opportunities and clubs, I'm sure this would bump it up to 2 stars. Maple Grove Junior High needs a lot of work and possibly all new administrative staff. This is only from my experience, but I hope you choose wisely because this school is not worth your time.

- submitted by a community member

March 07, 2014
I love this school! The teachers are great, and they are willing to help you, before or after school. Students are nice, and I've made many friends this year. I wish that there were more SMARTBoards, or that we had a chance to use iPads like other districts, but with the levies that passed in the fall, the schools will be much better! The textbooks are pretty old, ranging from 7-10 years old, to newer ones that are only 3. Again, I hope that the levies will fix this. This is the best junior high/future middle school (grades might be changing to 6-8) in the district, in my opinion.

- submitted by a community member

March 07, 2014
This school is bad. Bullying, fights almost every week, bullying, undisciplined kids running around basically doing what ever they want, and more bullying. The school itself is alright, good lunches, GREAT teachers and music program but it has its problems.

- submitted by a parent

March 04, 2014
If you have a choice, PLEASE don't choose this school. 1/2 the teachers have no control over their students, teachers just watch bullies and don't even try to stop them, and there's a fight at least once a week sometimes, twice a week. On one day there was 3! Not a very safe or controlled school overall. A few teachers are great but some are pervs.

- submitted by a community member

February 07, 2014
I certainly would choose another school to educate my children. I sent mine to private school. I know this school. The kids think they run the place and the principal doesn't respect her own teachers. It is just a warehouse.

- submitted by a parent

March 10, 2013
My son who is disabled and in the Special Education system went here for his Jr. high years. They were again WONDERFUL. This district accepted my son in open enrollment and he went to this school. Their resources were very good, they were able to go out into the community on very valuable field trips. The teachers truly care about the students and the friendships that were fostered here, were encouraged. They evaluate each students needs before transitioning them to highschool and make sure that the transition was as easy as possible. Very professional and caring at every level of the special education system in this district.

- submitted by a parent

June 14, 2012
MGJH has had a challenging year to say the least. The teaching staff is OK but could be improved. The administration leadership is absent except for the Administrative Assistants who pretty much do it all. The students are snobs and think they are better than anything. As far as the comment about tenured teachers and the district in general are totally false. The teaching staff at a neighboring junior high BROOKLYN JUNIOR are awesome. They are there early 7:00ish and don't leave until after 4:30. The tenured teachers make the school.

- submitted by a parent
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January 14, 2010
MGJH is by far the best school ever!!!!!!! I would know because I'm in my second year at MGJH. The teachers are nice and cool and if u need help they'll help you. The lunches are alright and there's three choices to choose from. The students are nice and you can get along with almost everyone. So if you think this school is bad haha no offense but your way way wrong.

- submitted by a student

November 25, 2008
The teachers are really nice and good but the kids there are snobs.Like someone else said its all about cliques and who's dating who but not like normal Junior highs this is it times 1000.There are also alot of fights with girls within the first week there 3 all girls.Sometimes physical.

- submitted by a student

September 21, 2008
I went to this school all three years. I hated it. The people there are VERY involved in cliques, most people are not very friendly. The teachers are amazing. If you need help, they WILL go that extra mile to help you. Its just the kids in that school who need to grow up and realize they are NOT the center if the universe. The lunches are bad, as well. 'theres no fights'... wrong. i can name 3 fights that happened in ONE trimester in my final year there. MGJH is an okay school, DEFINATELY not one I would have chosen for myself.

- submitted by a community member

May 29, 2008
I love going to this school. The teachers are nice. The lunches are great. Theres no fights, no lockdowns, etc. And there is help for everything! And I love it because its huge!

- submitted by a parent
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March 05, 2008
I love going to this school. The teachers are nice. The lunches are great. Theres no fights, no lockdowns, etc. And there is help for everything! And I love it because its huge!

- submitted by a student

September 12, 2005
My child went and is going to MGJH it is by far the Best school in Minnesota, the teacher's are willing to work after-hours and before school just to help the students. The Faculty is also premium grade they love to have a good student-teacher relationship and the teacher always pay attention. Parents do not worry you do not need to be involved at all, if something is wrong they will e-mail or send a letter home.

- submitted by a teacher

December 29, 2004
As a former student at MGJH during the 2002-2003 year, I would have to say it was easily the best educational experiance I ever had. I left Indianapolis for a safe place to go to school, but it was so much more than that. The facalty cared about their students, and as long as the student cared there was nothing holding them back. The leadership at MGJH is great, and it reflects not only on the faculty; but also on the general population of the student body. Their were also several other students like myself from other major midwestern cities looking for, and finding exactly what they needed. My time spent at MGJH has made me want to raise a family in the twin cities superb educational systems. With that said there is no such thing as a perfect school system, and the way I rate will reflect that.

- submitted by a parent

September 14, 2004
For kids who need structure, this is definitely not the school for them! Trying to interact with the teachers to stay in touch with assignments and other things is challenging to say the least. Emails are not returned for several days...teachers are not willing to work with students after or before school. It truly is 'minimal effort'. Sorry, my kid went there and I know the place inside and out! This also carries over to Maple Grove Senior and Osseo and seems to be a ISD 279 'culture'. There were a few good teachers that did go the extra mile. They were the younger, non-tenured ones, which pretty much says, ISD 279 needs to do some serious housecleaning!

- submitted by a parent
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Maple Grove Junior High School
7000 Hemlock Ln, Maple Grove, MN  55369
(763) 315-7600
Last modified Maple Grove Junior High School is a Public school that serves grades 7-9. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Maple Grove Junior High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top