School Details

Joy Preparatory Academy

15055 Dexter Avenue, Detroit, MI 48238
(313) 340-0023
3

(out of 10)

Charter Grades 3-8 254 students 18 students/teacher (MI avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

6%
6%
40%
26%
26%
61%

MI00195

None
87%
87%
95%
70%
70%
87%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2012-2013 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.
  • This school in 2014
  • Joy Preparatory Academy average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

10%
10%
45%
31%
31%
70%
29%
29%
51%

MI00195

None
70%
70%
92%
63%
63%
84%
28%
28%
47%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2012-2013 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.
  • This school in 2014
  • Joy Preparatory Academy average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

22%
22%
45%
35%
35%
72%
0%
0%
17%

MI00195

None
30%
30%
80%
48%
48%
85%
28%
28%
78%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2012-2013 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.
  • This school in 2014
  • Joy Preparatory Academy average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

8%
8%
42%
43%
43%
72%
3%
3%
27%

MI00195

None
62%
62%
85%
69%
69%
84%
46%
46%
75%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2012-2013 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.
  • This school in 2014
  • Joy Preparatory Academy average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

11%
11%
39%
27%
27%
61%
35%
35%
53%

MI00195

None
56%
56%
85%
64%
64%
79%
14%
14%
48%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2012-2013 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.
  • This school in 2014
  • Joy Preparatory Academy average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

0%
0%
35%
57%
57%
73%
0%
0%
20%

MI00195

None
39%
39%
78%
61%
61%
82%
48%
48%
78%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2012-2013 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.
  • This school in 2014
  • Joy Preparatory Academy average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Joy Preparatory Academy is a charter middle school in Detroit. The principal of Joy Preparatory Academy is Fran Gardulescu, whose e-mail is fran.gardulescu@leonagroup.com. 254 children attend Joy Preparatory Academy and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 96% of the 254 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Joy Preparatory Academy is 18:1. Stewart Elementary-Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 98% 100%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 0.2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Multiracial 0% %
Hispanic 0% %
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 96% 82%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    ii am a student at jpa i Love the school the teachers and the outdinqs the teachers teach on point

  • (5 years ago)

    I love everything about this school the staff is on point they work hard to make sure the children are understanding what they are working on. I can say that my son is a honor roll student has always been but he has behavior issues but the staff works with him to make sure he gets what he needs as far as having a bright future they cater to informing him to get it together and most teachers won't do that. They have the things that your child needs to achieve a good eduction. I for Dps charter whatever my child need to succeed in life it's not about charter vs Dps it's the learning that is what they are about

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is bad. There is no library no gym music computers art or any types of books for the students to use. students are in a classroom all day with no extra curricular activities to go to during the day. Test scores are bad. Office staff is unfriendly and won't help.

  • (7 years ago)

    I was in 7th grade there and every thing was excelent I reall enjoyed going there. I had really bad grades at my old school but when I got to Joy prep I became an honer roll student. The teachers break everything down into particles when you can understand and gives various examples.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am very upset with this school. I came in on January 18 to pick up my niece and I was greeted by office staff laughing out loud not assisting me when standing there for several minutes a bunch of kids in the hallway picking fights with people calling each other bad names and the uniform policy was not great at all. I referred my sister to this school and I called and told her to take both of her kids out and find another school. The learning is great but the kids and the staff are out of control they should be in DPS with the do nothings. I didn't intend for her to have to go through this. My nephew gets picked on by other students everyday because of these kids who don't want to learn. Kids running in and out of other classes hitting other students.

  • (9 years ago)

    My son has attended this school since grade 3. JPA was a school I was proud of but things has changed a lot. In the 3 years JPA has been at the Dexter campus. There has been 3 new principals and new teachers every year. From his 4th to 5th grade years the adminstration teachers and support staff had changed 100%. The School is not stable! My son is in 6th grade and has had 4 teachers (one of which was and uncertified teacher from a temp. agency). There are some extracurricular activites but the academic program (which I believe is more important) is something left to be desired.

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Overall score

(based on 12 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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