School Details

Douglas MacArthur Junior High School

1615 Wilkins Ave, Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 933-5840
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-9 577 students 9 students/teacher (AR avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

61%
65%
77%
65%
61%
70%
18%
32%
41%

Benchmark Exams (BE)

In 2011-2012 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Jonesboro School District average
  • Arkansas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
71%
77%
69%
63%
65%

Benchmark Exams (BE)

In 2011-2012 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Jonesboro School District average
  • Arkansas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
73%
77%

End of Course Exams (EOC)

In 2011-2012 Arkansas used the End of Course Exam to test high school students in Algebra I, Geometry and Biology. The results for End of Course Exams administered in the spring of each school year are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The End of Course Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Jonesboro School District average
  • Arkansas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Douglas MacArthur Junior High School is a public middle school in Jonesboro. 577 students go to Douglas MacArthur Junior High School and identify as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 72% of the 577 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Douglas MacArthur Junior High School is 9:1. Annie Camp Junior High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 8% 8%
Black, non-Hispanic 47% 41%
White, non-Hispanic 44% 50%
Asian 0.7% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.3%
Multiracial 0.2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72% 68%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 years ago)

    DMJHS is the awesomest school ever. (I go there.)

  • (9 years ago)

    I have to say that with Jr. High we as parents must learn to grow up also. I love DMJHS for several reasons. I am a choice parent I choose to send my child to JPS for the curriculum and the exposure to life as we will know it to be. We must learn to make choices and get along with people from all walks of life...the learning starts at home. I have one child that has partcipated in some of the sports (football track)and is involved in band and would be in choir if his schedule allowed--(Derrick Fox is the most wonderful teacher and his approach to teaching choir is a marvel!) He is on Student Council and has taken all honors courses offered (Eng. and Math) Our principal has a hard job but he stands firm and is very visible. I will have 2 there 2005-6! We are very pleased! Laura

  • (9 years ago)

    We have been very pleased with the teachers counselors and principal at this school. Every issue we have ever raised has been addressed both professionally and with complete resolution. The teachers are fantastic and several have made learning fun for their students. We are proud parents of a Douglas MacArthur Junior High School student!

  • (10 years ago)

    This school is very economically disadvantaged and is not a good influence for students.Teachers gossip in the morning and want their students to be little angels while they stand there and chat! This school needs to have their old principal back!

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(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

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