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Jones John Paul Middle School

Public | 5-8 | 813 students

 

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Posted June 21, 2012

Great school for those who know and understand what the good education is all about and California distinguished award prooves it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2012

I went to JONES in the early 90's and I loved it....The teachers taught us everyday and we learned.....These days the kids are ANIMALS and the parents are to blame.The teachers show up everyday to teach and do what they are suppose to,and then you have some ignorant kids who are violent and disrespectful,who want to be a show off in front of other students,I really think that there should be a school for kids who think everything is a joke and want to play all day instead of learning,because of these little idiots they are hurting the kids who want to learn and that just isn't FAIR......If the pricipal isn't capable of controlling the students then a new one should be appointed...When I was there we were all cautious of the PRICIPAL,he/she was our leader,mentour NOT afraid to yell and take control.....I hope that one day someone will be able to be brave enough and strong enough to bring the school back to the way it was,the way a school should be.....


Posted May 8, 2012

For those complaining about the faculty/staff of this school.....I dare you to come in and to try and get these kids under control. Discipline starts at home. The majority of these students are disrespectful to authority, will not keep quiet during lessons, leave the classroom without asking. When those kids do walk out, it allows the teacher to teach the ones who are there to learn. God bless those teachers who are there loving the unlovable and teaching the unteachable. They are doing the very best they can with what they have been given.


Posted February 12, 2012

Oh man, I went to this school back in 2000~2001. This school is awful, you'll see at least a few fighters per day. Kids will just wrestle and goof off in the hall ways. There are a lot of broken, old lockers that are no longer in use, and students would just knock each other into them. A lot of the classes are a joke, in Spanish class, I remember everyone just goofed off and played, while the teacher just smoked. I live really close to the school, and at least twice a week, there are huge fights and brawls started by the students coming out of school. So ya, if you're a parent, PICK ANOTHER SCHOOL!


Posted April 8, 2011

ugh, this school is really just wanting to start fights! most of the kids are just troublemakers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2010

i love ms. martin and mr. pulido. i love jones so much i graduated middle school last year and i wish i could go back to jones
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 3, 2008

The kids are out of control and the staff does nothing about them.


Posted September 1, 2008

This school is great im gradulating this year ms. Martin and mr.Pulido deserve a raise they taught me well
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 23, 2006

I belive that Jones is a wonderful learning exsperience for any child. There kids are taught in many different background. Yes there are distractions and some disiplinary problems but ,it's a school where kids can be themselves without worrying about all the pressures of the world. And coming from Jones myself (2004) I disagree with the parents here. If they never went there how can they tell if the school is suitable for children or not.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 1, 2004

I agree with both comments. John Paul Jones should be shut down. This school has become a disgrace to education. The children who attend are not there to learn and the teachers are not there to teach them. The educators spend a majority of their time disciplining children who should not be in the school at all. I regret ever subjecting my child to such a war like enviornment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

I agree with the parent who commented ahead of me, I believe a lot of the teachers are ok, and alot of the children that attend that school are discipline problems, and i don't believe that their are alot of parents that have children attend that school even care what is going on in the school itself, some of them never even seen the inside of the school , i think if more parents got involved the overall quality of the school would improve, i don't think it has anything to do with the type of neighborhood its located in, cause conwell middle school is in a worse part of the city then jones and that is a much better school overall. I have a child in Jones, and one in Conwell and I don't like Jones at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2003

The school has good teacher and an excellent M.G. program with a caring teacher. But its in a low income neighborhood with a lot of kids from broken homes. So the school reflects the area. With a lot of disiplinary problems.


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.

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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 73% in 2012.

152 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
17%

2009

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

152 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
9%

2009

 
 
16%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

152 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
9%

2009

 
 
14%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2012.

169 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
29%

2009

 
 
22%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

168 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
13%

2009

 
 
9%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

169 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
16%

2009

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

166 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
17%

2009

 
 
31%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2012.

155 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
22%

2009

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

155 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
37%

2009

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

155 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
4%

2010

 
 
3%

2009

 
 
3%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

157 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
29%

2009

 
 
42%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students17%
Female14%
Male19%
Black16%
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilities (IEP)4%
English language learners8%

Reading

All Students9%
Female9%
Male8%
Black7%
Asiann/a
Hispanic8%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disabilities (IEP)4%
English language learners0%

Writing

All Students7%
Female11%
Male3%
Black5%
Asiann/a
Hispanic8%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged7%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
English language learners9%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students15%
Female12%
Male17%
Black9%
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White23%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
English language learners6%

Reading

All Students10%
Female11%
Male9%
Black9%
Asiann/a
Hispanic11%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White8%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
English language learners6%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students31%
Female32%
Male30%
Black30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White20%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
English language learners20%

Reading

All Students18%
Female27%
Male10%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White20%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
English language learners15%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students24%
Female27%
Male21%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White15%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
English language learners3%

Reading

All Students27%
Female35%
Male20%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White15%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
English language learners22%

Science

All Students4%
Female3%
Male5%
Black7%
Asiann/a
Hispanic2%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White0%
Economically disadvantaged4%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
English language learners0%

Writing

All Students29%
Female38%
Male21%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White21%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities (IEP)3%
English language learners17%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 52% 8%
Black 36% 15%
White 10% 71%
Asian 1% 3%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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