School Details

Manvel J High School

301 East House Street, Alvin, TX 77511
(281) 245-2078
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 879 students 12 students/teacher (TX avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

75%
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71%

TX00194

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  • This school in 2013
  • Alvin Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
76%
77%
52%
62%
71%
74%
76%
77%
58%
65%
70%

TX00194

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  • This school in 2013
  • Alvin Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

85%
83%
84%
79%
84%
77%
85%
83%
84%
77%
80%
75%
72%
66%
63%

TX00194

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  • This school in 2013
  • Alvin Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

100%
81%
78%

TX00194

None
  • This school in 2013
  • Alvin Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Manvel J High School is a public middle school in Manvel. The principal of Manvel J High School is SHAWN WILLIAMS, who can be contacted at swilliams@alvinisd.net. 879 children attend Manvel J High School and identify as Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Black, non-Hispanic. 8% of the Manvel J High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 36% of the 879 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 56% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Manvel J High School is 12:1. Berry Miller J High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 43% 44%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 9%
Black, non-Hispanic 25% 15%
White, non-Hispanic 25% 30%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Asian 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.04%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 56% 50%
Limited English proficiency 8% 16%
Economically disadvantaged 36% 48%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    I love this school I am an 8th grader and i have benn here for 2years already they have the coolest and nicest teachers ever they are very fair to the all of us and they dont pick favs.The sports and extra stuff is ssooo much FUN!! ILOVE MJH!!

  • (5 years ago)

    i am astudent at this school and i love the place. the teachers are good teachers.

  • (6 years ago)

    my child go's to this school now and i say its pretty good exept for their lunches they she says that they are okay but not really good... the teachers are really nice (most of them) and they help you when you are failing or are almost there. ]

  • (6 years ago)

    the principal is supportive and nice even when dishing out discipline. the vice principal however is horrible. she screams and has this way of getting in your personal space that is very unnerving. also to cope with crowded hallways they came up with a rule that one could only walk in a certain direction through the hallway. the school is basically a big square you see. anyway they only give you three minutes inbetween classes and even if your next class was right next door to your first one if it was in the 'wrong direction' you had to walk completely around through the neighboring hallway to get to your classroom. pretty backwards huh? needless to say i was almost always late...

  • (6 years ago)

    My son is an 8th grader this year and is much happier with the school atmosphere now that the attendance is down to a manageable level. Last year the school was extremely overcrowded. As a result of the downsizing he is enjoying the 'small town' school spirit at MJH. He is a Pre-AP student and finds the teachers challenging interesting and supportive. Unfortunately MJH continues to be the 'red-headed step child' of AISD with regards to athletics and equipment provided. If MJH were provided equivalent equipment as the other Jr. High's in the district (Nolan Ryan Alvin Jr. High & Fairview Jr. High) I would have rated the school a 5.

  • (6 years ago)

    I would recommend this school to any student.With the excellent academics the extracurricular activities are the icing on the cake.

  • (7 years ago)

    well there alot of fighting at this school. the school is not safe and the children are not nice. the school is over crowed and there is no room for us. as an 8th garder we are getting kick to the the annex and have alot of classes over there. this school will probalby be better next year but right now with all the gang drama i wouldnt recomend this school. pearland isd need to take the shadow creek kids in there school distrit. Mjh student 07-08

  • (7 years ago)

    The school is great the teachers are wonderful when it comes to the students. The only problem I have is the over crow[d]ing and the children have to carry their book with them from class to class. For my daughter that is 3 bags total that is a lot to keep up with. The students cannot use the lockers because we have more students than lockers.

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter attends Manvel Jr.High overall all the teachers are very kind and concern about thier students they keep you informed only if you stay in touch with them. School could use a makeover.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son is in the 8th grade. So far this has been good environment for him. He seems to really enjoy the teachers and classes especially Mr. Murphy and Mr. Ford. Thanks for your positive attitude towards the students.

  • (8 years ago)

    My son is in 7th grade at MJH. The teachers are caring and professional although the school is very overcrowded right now. The teachers really work with you to help overcome problems. Although that could be because of the No Child Left Behind Act. I think for the $7 500 in property taxes we pay the school just be a lot less populated.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am a student at this school and this school isnt all that safe. The teachers are really nice and do a good job of making sure we understand everything. There is way to many kids at our school right now making it impossible for us to use our lockers because not everyone can have one. But overall this school is good to be at and theres alot of cool kids to hang out with here.

  • (8 years ago)

    Although this school is approximately 10 miles from Shadow Creek Ranch in Pearland Manvel Jr.High in the Alvin ISD has dedicated educators who look listen and find unique ways to help their students learn. This school has an excellent curriculum and teaching staff and appropriately challenges students to do their best. It's quite evident at MJH's end-of-year school awards. Most of the students receive an academic excellence award or an academic achievement award. I including other parents whose children attend an Alvin ISD school from Shadow Creek Ranch am very pleased with the education they have receieved. With the tremendous growth of Shadow Creek Ranch Alvin ISD is planning to build 2 more Junior Highs and 5 more Elementary Schools right here in Shadow Creek Ranch. I think it is well worth my $5900 a year for just school taxes alone.

  • (10 years ago)

    Allot of fighting goes on at this school in the boys rest room. I don't think that the principal is doing much to straighten this problem out. Over all the teachers are great but I'm not so sure about the Office.

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