School Details

John L Mcculloch Junior High School

3528 South Washington Street, Marion, IN 46953
(765) 674-6917
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-8 564 students 15 students/teacher (IN avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

69%
69%
75%
74%
74%
78%
58%
58%
71%

Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+)

In 2011-2012 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English/language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Marion Community Schools average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

56%
56%
73%
58%
58%
80%

Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+)

In 2011-2012 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English/language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Marion Community Schools average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

99%
69%
70%
59%
28%
48%

End-Of-Course (ECA)

In 2011-2012 Indiana used the End-of-Course (ECA) assessment to test students in middle and high school in Algebra I, Biology I, and English 10. The ECA is a criterion-referenced assessment developed specifically for students completing their instruction in Algebra I, Biology I, or English 10. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Marion Community Schools average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

John L Mcculloch Junior High School is a public middle school in Marion. The principal of John L Mcculloch Junior High School is Mr Jim Fox. 564 students attend John L Mcculloch Junior High School and identify as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 3% of the John L Mcculloch Junior High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 71% of the 564 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at John L Mcculloch Junior High School is 15:1. Grant County Community Justice Center is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 9%
White, non-Hispanic 50% 54%
Black, non-Hispanic 24% 21%
Asian 2% 1%
Multiracial 15% 14%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 71% 75%
Limited English proficiency 3% 4%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    They implement harsh discipline policies that don't work. Classroom management at McCulloch means yelling threatening shaming and disapproving. They don't recognize students as people or as individuals and a lot of students feel bad about coming to a school where they're not supported. The school and the school system could make more efforts to understand and address the real life issues of disadvantaged students. This school needs to recognize the racial and other intolerances that pervade the school and take some initiative to EDUCATE students staff parents and the community about bullying prevention.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a student here at McCulloch and i dont think that it is a bad school at all the teachers are real kind and helpful even though they can seem really mean at times.

  • (8 years ago)

    You guys do a great job at mcculloch do your best and keep tring! stefani markowski

  • (8 years ago)

    I would not recommend this school to anyone especially if your child is the type of child that gets bullied at all. My child is of athletic stature and tall for his age and still has to put up with bullying and snide remarks every day. the time between classes has been cut to help control the hallway problems so now there isn't enough time to go to the bathroom in between classes and a lot of teachers won't give passes. (I wonder why? Discipline problems maybe!) The teachers seem to be trying their best but the principle himself seems petty about certain things. He insists that the students call him 'Dr' correcting them in a rude manner when they call him Mr. by mistake. All of this initiated from the fact that some of the students pride themselves in being trouble- makers and interrupting the flow of education. Thank you all!

  • (9 years ago)

    I would like to say that I have had 2 children attend McCulloch and I wouldn't have sent them to any other school. McCulloch has wonderful teachers and not to mention that several of the teachers have been teaching at McCulloch for close to 30 years or more. Yes there may be discipline problems at McCulloch but go to any other school and check their discipline background and I guarantee you will find the same problems there. Another plus drive past McCulloch and look around our school is beautiful you don't see alot of trash in the yards and the yards are very well kept. We also have our own news channel which is called 'WMMS' where the kids get the daily news. Those of us involved with McCulloch take pride in our school.

  • (9 years ago)

    I'm so glad to have moved away from this school district. McCulloch has some great teachers but the overall atmosphere make it a poor learning environment. Students bully each other 'talk trash' in the hallways and repeatedly disrupt classes with no consequence except In School Suspension (Prison Training). The place is dark inside and some areas of the building smell awful. Gym class was the classic nightmare for my son. It seems like there's an undeclared war between the students and the administration with the teachers usually on the side of the administration. Everybody's on the defensive with little sense of community unity respect or responsiveness on either side. And the school seems to have the assumption that parents just don't care. Some huge changes need to take place at this school.

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