School Details

Jones John Paul Middle School

2950 Memphis St, Philadelphia, PA 19134
(215) 291-4709
1

(out of 10)

Public Grades 5-8 800 students 15 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

17%
45%
73%
9%
35%
65%
7%
32%
64%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Philadelphia City School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

15%
52%
77%
10%
42%
69%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Philadelphia City School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

31%
56%
80%
18%
52%
76%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Philadelphia City School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

24%
52%
76%
27%
58%
80%
4%
24%
60%
29%
48%
73%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Philadelphia City School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Jones John Paul Middle School is a public middle school in Philadelphia. The principal of Jones John Paul Middle School is Mr Ernest Lowe. 800 students go to Jones John Paul Middle School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 100% of the 800 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Jones John Paul Middle School is 15:1. Mother of Divine Grace is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 8% 14%
Hispanic 55% 19%
Black, non-Hispanic 34% 56%
Multiracial 2% 4%
Asian 1% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9% 7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 100% 75%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Great school for those who know and understand what the good education is all about and California distinguished award prooves it.

  • (2 years ago)

    I went to JONES in the early 90's and I loved it....The teachers taught us everyday and we learned.....These days the kids are ANIMALS and the parents are to blame.The teachers show up everyday to teach and do what they are suppose to and then you have some ignorant kids who are violent and disrespectful who want to be a show off in front of other students I really think that there should be a school for kids who think everything is a joke and want to play all day instead of learning because of these little idiots they are hurting the kids who want to learn and that just isn't FAIR......If the pricipal isn't capable of controlling the students then a new one should be appointed...When I was there we were all cautious of the PRICIPAL he/she was our leader mentour NOT afraid to yell and take control.....I hope that one day someone will be able to be brave enough and strong enough to bring the school back to the way it was the way a school should be.....

  • (2 years ago)

    For those complaining about the faculty/staff of this school.....I dare you to come in and to try and get these kids under control. Discipline starts at home. The majority of these students are disrespectful to authority will not keep quiet during lessons leave the classroom without asking. When those kids do walk out it allows the teacher to teach the ones who are there to learn. God bless those teachers who are there loving the unlovable and teaching the unteachable. They are doing the very best they can with what they have been given.

  • (3 years ago)

    Oh man I went to this school back in 2000~2001. This school is awful you'll see at least a few fighters per day. Kids will just wrestle and goof off in the hall ways. There are a lot of broken old lockers that are no longer in use and students would just knock each other into them. A lot of the classes are a joke in Spanish class I remember everyone just goofed off and played while the teacher just smoked. I live really close to the school and at least twice a week there are huge fights and brawls started by the students coming out of school. So ya if you're a parent PICK ANOTHER SCHOOL!

  • (3 years ago)

    ugh this school is really just wanting to start fights! most of the kids are just troublemakers

  • (5 years ago)

    i love ms. martin and mr. pulido. i love jones so much i graduated middle school last year and i wish i could go back to jones

  • (6 years ago)

    The kids are out of control and the staff does nothing about them.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is great im gradulating this year ms. Martin and mr.Pulido deserve a raise they taught me well

  • (9 years ago)

    I belive that Jones is a wonderful learning exsperience for any child. There kids are taught in many different background. Yes there are distractions and some disiplinary problems but it's a school where kids can be themselves without worrying about all the pressures of the world. And coming from Jones myself (2004) I disagree with the parents here. If they never went there how can they tell if the school is suitable for children or not.

  • (10 years ago)

    I agree with both comments. John Paul Jones should be shut down. This school has become a disgrace to education. The children who attend are not there to learn and the teachers are not there to teach them. The educators spend a majority of their time disciplining children who should not be in the school at all. I regret ever subjecting my child to such a war like enviornment.

  • (11 years ago)

    I agree with the parent who commented ahead of me I believe a lot of the teachers are ok and alot of the children that attend that school are discipline problems and i don't believe that their are alot of parents that have children attend that school even care what is going on in the school itself some of them never even seen the inside of the school i think if more parents got involved the overall quality of the school would improve i don't think it has anything to do with the type of neighborhood its located in cause conwell middle school is in a worse part of the city then jones and that is a much better school overall. I have a child in Jones and one in Conwell and I don't like Jones at all.

  • (11 years ago)

    The school has good teacher and an excellent M.G. program with a caring teacher. But its in a low income neighborhood with a lot of kids from broken homes. So the school reflects the area. With a lot of disiplinary problems.

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