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Mt. Juliet High School

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Posted January 31, 2009

everything at this school is magnificent..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 31, 2008

MJHS had 18 AP Scholars last year. How many other high schools in Middle Tennessee can make that claim? Our advanced and honors courses are first-class. A student who is willing to put in the effort can get an education that allows him/her to compete at any university in the nation.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 22, 2008

As a parent of a graduate of this school, and another child who will graduate this year, I have great admiration for the overall performance of the faculty and staff. That is not to say there aren't opportunities to be seized to make things better. My elder child is a freshman enrolled in a mechanical engineering program, and has been well prepared for the math courses in college. My younger child has attained a 29 on ACT exams, and has had tremendous opportunities for leadership roles at school. If there were one concern, it must be the consistency of enforcement of the rules. Where there is inconsistency, there is a degradation of respect towards authority, and an impact on morale. The guidance office is not as proactive or attuned to 'guidance issues' as I would hope them to be. The strong focus on football--perhaps just a 'southern thing.'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2005

I dont think the teachers are as qualified as the school leads you to believe. Especially in the AP/Honors area. I dont put much trust in the administration even with a new principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2005

As a parent of a current student and two past graduates, I know MJHS is a school that offers a wide variety of classes. Some are not so tough and others are quite challenging. Numerous dual enrollment classes (with a local community college), numerous Advanced Placement classes and numerous Honors classes are offered as well as regular study classes. A very strong technology curriculum is offered as well as a good variety of vocational classes. A wide assortment of extra curricular activities, sports, and clubs are available to the students. The faculty is greatly varied in age, years of teaching, and personalities. The classes are scheduled on block scheduling, which has worked beautifully in most cases. The facility, itself, is maintained and the students feel secure in their safety. Not being pleaed with EVERY aspect of MJHS, I am still glad my children receive(d) their public education there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2005

I graduated from MJHS in 1979 and have two children that will have graduated in the spring. Like any school, public or private, parents must be active in their child's education. We have had nothing but positive experiences. My son had to transfer to another school for one year and hated it. Prior to the transfer, he mouthed about school like most kids do. We moved back into the district and he was so grateful to be back and appreciative of what he'd always had in the MJ schools. Mr. Brown is making some very positive changes in the school and in the sense of community felt by the students. The honors classes are college level and helped my daughter breeze through college. Like everything else in this life, you get out of it what you put into it.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 30, 2005

Opertunities are available at this school,but don't expect the administration to help you. You must actively motivate your child to explore these opertunities or they will miss out. Life is not fair at Mt. Juliet and parents must constantly explain this to their children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2005

Worst school I have ever dealt with. They are far more concerned with wether or not your child is wearing a belt than they are if they are getting a good education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2004

Have two children who have graduated from MJHS and each of them are well adjusted going to college (they are going to different colleges)and both are doing excellent. Teachers and Staff MJHS are caring and involved. If there are problems MJHS Teachers and Staff are willing to listen and help. I reccommend the school highly. The block scheduling is working better than I would have ever expected. I would score the school and its employees the highest possible rating.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2004

I was called to pick up my son at school. When I got to the school I was told that my son had gone home but they could not tell who he had gone home with. My family spent a frantic afternoon looking for my son in a rain storm. My son came home on the school bus. He was at the school the whole time. I have absolutely no trust in the adminstration of this school. This school lies to parents. It is very hard for a parent to be involve with a school that lies.
—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.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 65% in 2013.

357 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
53%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 42% in 2013.

522 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
62%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 62% in 2013.

533 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
68%
English I

The state average for English I was 68% in 2013.

484 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
74%
English II

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

505 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
74%
English III

The state average for English III was 40% in 2013.

366 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
55%
U.S. History

2013

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students77%
African American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
White76%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities32%
English language learnersn/a

Algebra II

All Students68%
African American54%
Asian73%
Hispanic57%
White70%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students81%
African American70%
Asian85%
Hispanic50%
White82%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a

English I

All Students87%
African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
White88%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities37%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students76%
African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
White78%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

English III

All Students50%
African American28%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 87% 67%
Black 8% 23%
Hispanic 3% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
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 18%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1800 Curd Road
Mt Juliet, TN 37122
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Phone: (615) 758-5606

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