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James Jordan Middle School is a charter middle school in Los Angeles. The principal of James Jordan Middle School is Myranda Marsh and can be contacted at marsh@jamesjordanms.com. 264 students go to James Jordan Middle School and identify primarily as Hispanic, Multiracial, and Pacific Islander. 32% of the James Jordan Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 84% of the 264 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at James Jordan Middle School is 18:1. John A. Sutter Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Football
    • Martial arts self defense
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Ultimate Frisbee

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 59% 73%
Multiracial 41% %
Pacific Islander 2% 0.3%
Filipino 1% 2%
Unspecified 1% 0.7%
Black, non-Hispanic 0% 11%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%
Asian 0% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 0% 9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 646343%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 84% 75%
Limited English proficiency 32% 32%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I want to say if you live in the San Fernando Valley that this is probably the best middle school I have sent a child to. This school has taken my child from falling sleep in class at his previous school to a present grade point average of a 4.0. He has become more motivated to doing homework & chores & often tells me what college he plans on attending. The self discipline they learn along with caring & interactive staff & challenging academic & fun extracurricular programs makes James Jordan a top public charter. Their start time & afterschool program makes my work schedule a lot eaiser. Also the fact that they have tutors for before school lunchtime & afterschool are a great assest since if you have children you know that schoolwork & is difficulty has changed alot. I am able to feel secure knowing that my child is getting the education & help that he needs & deserve because this school is all about the CHILD winning. Their discipline policies & procedures are that which the children respect. (I am working on trying to get them to transition & starting a high school as well. There is no better school than James Jordan Middle School in my opinion.

  • (2 years ago)

    I have know good teachers But nothing can compair to the teaching staff at James Jordan Middle School. I Don't mean just one teacher I mean the whole staff. My son has strungle with school since 1st grade. The staff here not only teaches the subject but aslo teach self repect and pride in everything my son does. They are not just teaching m son to achieve good grades they also teach him way to succeed in life later in life. The staff goes above and beyound what any other teacher ever did for him before. Thank you Ms. Reyes Mr. lopez Ms. A Ms. Peterson Ms. Cater Ms. Ferrant Ed.D. Marsh. and to the rest of the staff at James Jordan Middle School

  • (3 years ago)

    JJMS has been a Godsend for us. Our son started JJMS in the 6th grade. He is autistic and was used to having a one-on-one aide with him at all times. The Principal and her super efficient and loving staff has been able to move our son to full inclusion over the last few years. The staff at JJMS has helped our son to love school and the learning process. Each student is treated as an individual and the instruction each student receives is superb. There is no better middle school than JJMS.

  • (4 years ago)

    I start it middle school at Lawrence at first it was nice but there is to much bulling&teasing the teachers are really strict .and therebadlanguage I don't reccoment that school .

  • (4 years ago)

    my daugter has been in this school for two years now and it's great I have seen the inprovement in her grades in a short time the teachers are great and really want our kids to be somebody in life.I highly recomend this school.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is a small school but only because it is dosent mean there is not drugs or bad things going on. i accutioally saw more drugs and badthings in this school then i saw wen i moved to a public school. I think that it dosent matter wat school your kid goes to wat matters is how u raise them. This school was not my favriote but it is not the worse in education wise it is very good. but as a student i would not want to go back there.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is a small charter school. The campus is a little makeshift. They do not have a lot of the extras that you will find at most LAUSD middle school. There is not a nice science lab computer lab or library. The office staff can be a little rude. The teachers seem to really care about the students even if they seem to lack some of the basics in their classrooms such as textbooks and hands-on material. The curriculum is about the same as most middle schools they seemm to be meeting the needs of my son who needs extra help but my daughter who is gifted is not really being challenged. The campus is small so they do not have alot of the drug and gang issues that you see at the typical middle school. My kids feel safe at James Jordan.

  • (5 years ago)

    my son recently started at James Jordan Middle school and i already see an improvement in his behavior and grades.... the best move i have ever done.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have a Daughter in the 6th grade at JJMS and ever since she began attending this school she has changed for the better. My daughter doesn't fuss about waking up for school in the morning in fact she looks forward to it. She's learned so much. Her attitudes about school homework and even about her future have changed. She plans to attend UCLA now to become a doctor. The great teachers & faculty of the school motivate the children to have goals for themselves and to accomplish those goals.

  • (5 years ago)

    my son started this school in 6th grade and it is the best decission that we made as a family to support JJMS in all their plans and goals.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter was in the first graduating class of this new Charter school in the North West SFV and I was extremely pleased with the curriculum teaching staff and especially the professionalism passion and responsible leadership this Principle displayed all 3 years. Small classes very hands on they really get to know your child and assist them with what they need to become proficient in all subjects. I will be sending my two other children there as well. C.M.

  • (8 years ago)

    It is so refreshing to see a brand new charter school doing everything in their power to make education a success! Dr. Marsh is a fantastic leader who really knows what she is doing. My son goes to this school and loves his classes his teachers and everything he gets out of it! On the other hand my neice goes to the sister school in the building and it seems like that high school has had nothing but problems. Yet JJMS has everything together and I recommend this school to any parent looking for a better middle school for their child.

  • (8 years ago)

    I was very impressed with the principal her attitude present educational tactics future plans involvement her ability to possess a clear and positive effect on the parents and students - not just one area but all areas her values for meaningful and healthy relationships her righteous disciplinary measures and her positive impact on the community around her. My daughter is so excited about this school. Where else would you find a 7th grader that is excited and loves to go to school - not for the social means but for the education means. Dr. Marsh and Ms. Nunez are what makes this school they are dedicated love what they do and thrive on helping build a better future for our childs generation. They prepare them for the future and promote only positive meaningful - educational scenarios. I cannot imagine my daughter going anywhere else. Thank you Dr. Marsh & Ms. Nunez

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