Choosing the right middle school for your children can prove to be a daunting task. Middle school is when children start to flex their growing independence. This is a critical transition period for students. As they assert their independence, their responsibilities increase, they attend multiple classes and their academic performance are closely monitored and graded. Schools focus on preparing them for the more rigorous academic grind in high school.
We are making this task easier for you by comparing two above average middle schools: Mary Orr Intermediate and Dr Sarah Jandrucko Academy For Early Learners. We compiled relevant data for you to be able to make an informed decision. Both schools are under the jurisdiction of the MANSFIELD ISD.
Mary Orr Intermediate’s regular student population is 901 with a 15.9 students/teacher ratio. The student population at Dr Sarah Jandrucko Academy For Early Learners is 346 students and a 29.4 students/teacher ratio.
Mary Orr Intermediate earned a State accountability rating of B (80-89) based on three domains: student achievement, school progress and closing the gaps. Scores are scaled from 0 to 100 to align with letter grades. The school scored 85 in student achievement, 81 in school progress and 89 in closing performance gaps. It scored 86 overall in post-secondary readiness, a broad term that refers to student preparedness to undertake multiple pathways after graduation, or specifically, their preparedness for college education.
On the other hand, Dr Sarah Jandrucko Academy For Early Learners also earned a State accountability rating of B. The school posted only 88 overall in post-secondary readiness.
A distinction designation acknowledges districts and campuses for outstanding achievement based on the outcomes of several performance indicators. Distinction designations are awarded for achievement in several areas and are based on performance relative to a group of campuses of similar type, size, grade span, and student demographics.
Based on Racial/Ethnic Groups, Whites or Caucasians comprise the biggest group at Mary Orr Intermediate. They make up for 37.62% of student population, followed by Hispanics (26.97%), African Americans (22.42%), Two or More Races (6.66%), Asians (5.66%) and Native Americans (0.67%).
The student population at Dr Sarah Jandrucko Academy For Early Learners is also predominantly by African Americans at 39.31%, followed by Hispanics (30.06%), Whites or Caucasians (14.45%), Asians (13.01%), Two or More Races (2.89%) and Native Americans (0.29%).
In terms of Limited English Proficiency (LEP), a term used in the United States that refers to a person who is not fluent in the English Language, mainly because it is not their native language, Mary Orr Intermediate has 82 English Language Learners or ELLS or about 9.10% of student population. Dr Sarah Jandrucko Academy For Early Learners has significantly more ELLs at 157 or about 45.38% of student population.
Mary Orr Intermediate 11.10% are in the special education program, 9.10% are in the gifted and talented program, and bilingual students comprise 8.88% students. Dr Sarah Jandrucko Academy For Early Learners has no gifted and talented student, while 9.25% are in the special education program, and bilingual students comprise 45.38% students.
Mary Orr Intermediate's 56 teachers have been working at the campus for an average of 9.6 years with individual teaching experience averaging 15.9 years. Teachers at Dr Sarah Jandrucko Academy For Early Learners, numbering 11 teachers, have been serving the school for an average of 5.5 years with individual teaching experience averaging 8 years.
Of its teaching staff, Mary Orr Intermediate has two teachers serving the school for over 30 years, has 18 teachers serving the school for 20-30 years, 17 teachers have worked for 11-20 years, 12 teachers have worked for 6-10 years, while six teachers have been serving the school for over 1-5 years, including two beginning teachers. Dr Sarah Jandrucko Academy For Early Learners no teacher serving the school for over 30 years, no teacher serving the school for 20-30 years, one teacher only has worked for 11-20 years, seven teachers have worked for 6-10 years, while four teachers have been serving the school for over 1-5 years, and school has no beginning teacher.
In both schools, female teachers outnumber the male teachers. At Mary Orr Intermediate there are 48 female teachers and eight male teachers. Of its teaching staff, eight special education teachers are being assisted by five teachers aides or paraprofessionals. In addition to its teaching staff, the school has two staff members in the school administration department and five more working as school support staff.
On the other hand, Dr Sarah Jandrucko Academy For Early Learners has an all-female teaching staff. Of its teaching staff, three special education teachers are being assisted by 19 teachers aides or paraprofessionals. In addition to its teaching staff, the school has one staff members in the school administration department and two more working as school support staff.
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