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Laramie Junior High School

Public | 7-9 | 627 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted October 3, 2014

LJHS has been incredible for our son. We moved from the Southeast where the schools were not good at all. He could turn junk in and get As which taught him to be lazy. Here, he is learning what hard work means and the rigor is MUCH higher. The principal is very involved and has instituted positive behavior support programs school-wide. My son is making friends quickly and has a HUGE array of activities and sports to choose from. The parents overall are involved in their kids' education which is good for everyone. The teachers are very caring and there are many internal programs for students who need that little extra support. LJHS has been wonderful for our son. The previous reviews were written prior to the new principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2011

LJHS has been a good school for my daughter, not a great school, but certainly better than average. Basics such as English and Math have been taught by teachers who seemed to care and be interested in what the kids they were teaching would be leaving with. There are a handful of teachers I would not recommend after my daughter being there two years. While some revieweers seemed to think things there were really strict, I did not see enough discipline. The dress code was not enforced and some kids just seemed as though they were drifting through. This is not something I would blame the school for; I think parents should take more responsibility for the education their child receives, and this school has very little parent involvement. While a small amount of children seem supported by their parents, there was always limited attendance at academic or artistic performances, though sports in general seemed well-attended by adults. Ii have known the principal there for years, and I think he does an adequate job, considering all the restaraints placed on educators today. Any school can be a great school if parents are willing to work for that extra achievement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2010

Our student has received almost straight A s through school, yet every year the standardized test scores are just above avg. Due to the std d test scores LJHS would not recommend our student for advanced math despite the A+ received as a final grade. It is disappointing as a parent to learn that an A+ student is only avg on std d tests. The teachers are very caring in Laramie, but the curriculum is not preparing the students well enough for college. In the 7/22/10 Laramie newspaper it was stated WY schools received a D & F ranking nationally for English & Math. This is very believable based on my observations with my student. We now seek outside tutoring assistance for our student to fill the curriculum gaps. Professional tutoring with traditional curriculum has put our student back on track in math.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2008

This school is great. I went there myself last year and the school is nothing like how the two or one star reviews say. If it was like that back then, it is not like that now. The school system got me ahead of the school I go to now in Texas. This school is way better than my current school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 26, 2005

It's obvious by Brandy's review why she is impressed with the school. By viewing her obvious lack of ability to spell (or use spell check) one can tell that she more than likely was a 'product' of a similar educational system such as that of Albany County. I am 'reviewing' as a parent of a student that went through the Laramie School Sytems until grade 7. He too got A's and B's. When he went through placement testing in the new state we moved to, he tested at a 5th grade level and was way behind the rest of the kids in his grade. On a national level, WY schools score low and in my opinion, are mediocre (no spell check needed for that last word!) As far as activities-let's add some better teachers, higher standards of academics and learning before spending more on activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2005

I couldn't DISAGREE more with the other reviews regarding Laramie Jounior High School. My son has attended the school for Two years and has participated in just about every sport offered for boys and has achieved very good grades (A and B) and he has had to work very hard to earn the grades he has gotten. He has been acidemically chanllenged and emotionally supported both by the Teachers and the Administration. The school staff has made my Husband and I feel very welcome both in the classroom and the school in general. I cant help but wonder if the other reviews were written by parents who never attended a PTA meeting or a Parent/teacher confrience. LJHS is a great place. Yes they have room for improvement but I would like to see a school who is PERFECT!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2004

I have had 3 children of which due to lack of choices, have been forced to attend Laramie Junior high. I would not recomend this school to anyone! They run the school like a prison camp and treat the parents as if the child belongs to the school and is on loan to the parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2004

This school is the most uncaring and underachieving one in the county. If you have the option to send your student to some other school do so in a heartbeat!
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 72% in 2011.

210 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wyoming administered the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) in reading and math to students in grades 3 through 8 and 11, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. PAWS tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wyoming. The goal is for all students score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Wyoming Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2011.

200 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wyoming administered the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) in reading and math to students in grades 3 through 8 and 11, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. PAWS tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wyoming. The goal is for all students score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Wyoming Department of Education

Math

All Students80%
Female79%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant80%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Gifted80%

Reading

All Students82%
Female85%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities48%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant82%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Gifted82%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wyoming administered the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) in reading and math to students in grades 3 through 8 and 11, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. PAWS tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wyoming. The goal is for all students score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Wyoming 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: Wyoming Department of Education

Math

All Students70%
Female73%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities37%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant70%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Gifted70%

Reading

All Students82%
Female87%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities52%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant82%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Gifted82%

Science

All Students56%
Female61%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant56%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Gifted56%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wyoming administered the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) in reading and math to students in grades 3 through 8 and 11, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. PAWS tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wyoming. The goal is for all students score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Wyoming 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: Wyoming Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 76% 80%
Hispanic 19% 13%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Black 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 3%
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 31%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1355 North 22nd
Laramie, WY 82072
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