School Details

Jennings County Middle School

820 West Walnut Street, North Vernon, IN 47265
(812) 346-4940
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-8 782 students 18 students/teacher (IN avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

73%
73%
75%
84%
84%
78%
70%
74%
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
  • Jennings County Schools average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

70%
70%
73%
86%
86%
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
  • Jennings County Schools average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

98%
59%
70%

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
  • Jennings County Schools average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Jennings County Middle School is a public middle school in North Vernon. The principal of Jennings County Middle School is Mr George Grubbs. 782 children attend Jennings County Middle School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 0.6% of the Jennings County Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 59% of the 782 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Jennings County Middle School is 18:1. Seymour Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 93% 94%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 0.5%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.5% 0.2%
Asian 0% 0.08%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.02%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59% 59%
Limited English proficiency 0.6% 0.9%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    JCMS is often overlooked because students only attend for 2 years but many on staff seem dedicated. The staff have instituted a good system for classroom interactions and engaging effective lessons. There are tons of clubs to join. The athletic program is very good for a middle school. They have a competetive 8th grade show choir. They also have a state-of-the-art library media center.

  • (4 years ago)

    Jennings County Middle School teachers are subpar. They just present the material sink or swim your on your own at JCMS.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a military wife and mother of three who has experienced many schools administrations and teachers in the last nine years. Both of my sons were honor students and very enthusiastic about school through most of elementary. We recently lived in the D.C./ Maryland area where both of them attended an on base middle school which also allowed civilian children to attend. During those two years I dealt with racism bullying and teachers who would not even return my calls. I finally came back home to J.C. this year and enrolled my 13 yr. old son in the Middle School. His whole personality drive and willingness to succeed has finally started to come back. The administration has been patient kind and very informative as to their agenda which allows them to follow him from this year to graduation. This school has changed our lives for the better!

  • (7 years ago)

    Violence is not being addressed properly.Students who attack other students should be expelled for the entire school year not just a week or two. concerned mother

  • (8 years ago)

    This school gives the appearance of a large building but it's an illusion. There are too many students not enough classrooms. Too many students not enough teachers. Classrooms are packed. There are some good teachers here who are willing to go the extra mile and reach out to those students in need. However there are also some who just come to work to put in their time. Discipline at this school seems wishy washy. For example today's offense which is punished may not be punished tomorrow...or an offense that results in an afterschool detention today may not tomorrow. There are nemerous and frivolous rules and regulations in the handbook in regard to classroom behavior and dress code. Some of them are quite comical. Once again none of these 'rules' are routinely enforced. Basically from my observation it appears that the students 'run' this school.

  • (9 years ago)

    this school is one of the lowest quality schools in the area.

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