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Margaret Green Junior High School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 12 students

 

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Posted January 28, 2007

I attend MGJH! It is the best school I have ever been to! The staff and curriculm is great! We have recently retained our 'Level 5'! The sports are great too! I love it here!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 20, 2007

I am a student at this school ,and I would have to say that is one of the best schools I have ever attended. I have medical issues and the staff goes beyond the their call of duty to see my need are provided for. The teachers are wonderful. They are open to questions and can relate to their students!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 24, 2006

My oldest son attended this school. He had previously attended wonderful elementary schools. He was and remains a straight-A student, but his time at Margaret Green was the biggest waste of time you can possibly imagine. Thank goodness his previous schools taught him so well that his two wasted years at Margaret Green did not adversely affect him too terribly much. (He simply had to work a little harder on his own to teach himself the things they should have taught him.) Some of the teachers were outstanding, but they were the exception, not the rule. I cannot even begin to express how much the school needs to replace the principal. My youngest is rapidly approaching the grade that would have him attend Margaret Green. You can believe that there are no circumstances under which I will send him to that place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2006

The administration here is horrible as well as their futile attmepts at maintaining order. This institution is inept to prepare many students for the rigors of high school. The faculty is uncaring and mediocre. I was more than happy to move away from this facility.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 21, 2005

I have already had one of my children go through this school and one starting this year. I am seriously worried we will have a repeat of the experiences we have already been through, because there hasn't been an administrative change since. Most of the teachers were wonderful, but there are a few that have been kept on that should have been sent home many years ago. I agree with the other review that the rule only seem to apply when it suit the administration. They are broad and grey. They do fail to notify parents of 'new' individual school or classroom rule. (Probably due to parental backlash.) Their curriculum is adequate for state requirements but I do feel it stiffens progressive teachers who are just trying to help our kids compete in today's world. Sadly, I mostly feel it is just there as a lull between our towns very proficient elementary schools and getting better everyday high schools. Major Administration changes are needed at this school. Thank God it is only for two years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2004

My child attended this school. I am relieved to say that we have finally moved on. The most important issue at this school during our experience there was strict following of constantly changing rules. Perhaps it provides a good lesson to what prison life would be like. However, the experience is not one that I wish to repeat. Thankfully, my child was able to follow the rules and not end up in detention or worse. But the fear of crossing one of the vague lines took up too much energy that should have been on learning. The teachers are not the problem just the leadership. I know the test scores are good here, but that is because of the students coming into the school not what is happening while they are there. Imagine the possibilites these kids and teachers could achieve if only the principal didn't hold them all back.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2003

As a parent of a MGJH student, I must say that I am pleased with the education that my child is receiving. The teachers at MGJH are highly trained and dedicated to teaching the students. MGJH is tops on my list of junior high schools.
—Submitted by a parent


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

The state average for Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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57%

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44%

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50%

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Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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63%

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41%

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53%

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 63% in 2013.

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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55%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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53%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
62%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 55% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
48%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Writing - Informative Essay

The state average for Writing - Informative Essay was 93% in 2012.

184 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%
Scale: % Score 2, 3 or 4

About the tests


Until 2011-2012, terminating in 2012-2013, Mississippi used the Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP) to test students in grades 4, 7 and 10 in writing. The MWAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above 2 on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
45%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Science Test (MST) to test students in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MST is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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100%

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100%

2011

 
 
100%

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Subject Assessment Testing Program (SATP) to test students in English II, writing, algebra I, biology I and U.S. history at the completion of each course. Students must pass all parts of the SATP in order to graduate from high school. The SATP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 63% in 2013.

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English II

The state average for English II was 59% in 2013.

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U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 62% in 2013.

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Subject Assessment Testing Program (SATP) to test students in English II, writing, algebra I, biology I and U.S. history at the completion of each course. Students must pass all parts of the SATP in order to graduate from high school. The SATP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 49% 46%
Black 45% 50%
Hispanic 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 64%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Cleveland, MS 38732
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