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Maple Grove Junior High School

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Posted 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.


Posted March 7, 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.


Posted March 4, 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.


Posted February 7, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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.


Posted 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


Posted March 5, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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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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 64% in 2010.

507 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

533 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

502 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

496 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

538 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
44%

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 Students78%
Female82%
Male75%
Black39%
Hispanic52%
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Economically non-disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities81%
English language learners30%
Proficient in English80%
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

Reading

All Students72%
Female73%
Male71%
Black33%
Hispanic29%
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Economically non-disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities26%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learners4%
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant72%
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 56% in 2013.

521 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

519 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%
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.

514 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

515 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

534 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
40%
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 Students64%
Female64%
Male63%
Black27%
Asian78%
Hispanic35%
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Economically non-disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities66%
English language learners28%
Proficient in English66%
Non-migrant64%

Reading

All Students61%
Female64%
Male57%
Black27%
Asian63%
Hispanic39%
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Economically non-disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities28%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learners8%
Proficient in English64%
Non-migrant61%
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 Students63%
Female67%
Male58%
Black27%
Asian77%
Hispanic25%
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Economically non-disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities65%
English language learners11%
Proficient in English66%
Non-migrant63%

Reading

All Students65%
Female68%
Male62%
Black31%
Asian59%
Hispanic26%
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Economically non-disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learners8%
Proficient in English67%
Non-migrant65%

Science

All Students43%
Female38%
Male49%
Black12%
Asian49%
Hispanic16%
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Economically non-disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities12%
Students without disabilities46%
English language learners3%
Proficient in English46%
Non-migrant43%
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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

509 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Writing

All Students93%
Female96%
Male90%
Black86%
Asian95%
Hispanic82%
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Economically non-disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities63%
Students without disabilities96%
English language learners61%
Proficient in English95%
Non-migrant93%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 75% 73%
Black 10% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 6%
Hispanic 6% 7%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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7000 Hemlock Ln
Maple Grove, MN 55369
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