John J Young Middle School

Summary:

John J Young Middle School is a public middle school in Mishawaka, Indiana, serving 735 students in grades 7-8. The school is part of the School City of Mishawaka district, which is ranked 248 out of 364 districts in Indiana and has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

While John J Young Middle School has a higher percentage of White students (61.5%) compared to nearby schools, it faces significant challenges. The school has a much higher chronic absenteeism rate (44.9%) than the state average and nearby schools, which range from 7.9% to 57.5%. Additionally, its proficiency rates in ILEARN English Language Arts and Math are lower than the state and district averages, as well as the nearby high-performing schools like Discovery Middle School and LaSalle Academy. The school also has a high percentage of students (74.29%) receiving free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a higher proportion of economically disadvantaged students compared to the nearby schools.

Despite the relatively higher spending per student ($10,021) at John J Young Middle School, the school's academic performance has steadily declined over the past decade, from a high of 169 out of 485 Indiana middle schools in 2014-2015 to a low of 346 out of 489 in 2022-2023, with a consistent 1-star rating from SchoolDigger. Addressing the high chronic absenteeism rate and providing targeted interventions for economically disadvantaged students may be crucial for improving outcomes at John J Young Middle School, especially in comparison to the successes of nearby high-performing schools.


Detail:

Public 7-8

 1801 N Main St
       Mishawaka, IN  46545


(574) 254-3600

District: School City of Mishawaka

SchoolDigger Rank:
345th of 489 Indiana Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,021 Help


Students who attend John J Young Middle School usually attend:

High:    Mishawaka High School

Feeder schools for John J Young Middle School:

Elementary:    Battell Elementary School
    Beiger Elementary School
    Emmons Elementary School
    Fred J Hums Elementary School
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Student/teacher ratio:  13.7 Help
Number of students:  735

Racial breakdown:

White:
61.5%
African American:
15.8%
Two or more races:
11.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  74.3% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details John J Young Middle School ranks worse than 70.6% of middle schools in Indiana. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 29.52. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (61.5%), African American (15.8%), two or more races (11.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 74.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at John J Young Middle School is 13.7. (See more...)
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Compare John J Young Middle School employs 53.5 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at John J Young Middle School is $10,021.
Schooldigger Rankings:

John J Young Middle School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks John J Young Middle School 345th of 489 Indiana public middle schools. (See John J Young Middle School in the ranking list.)

School City of Mishawaka:

SchoolDigger ranks School City of Mishawaka 248th of 364 Indiana school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for John J Young Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 54.11 192nd 370 48.1%
2006 50.89 226th 375 39.7%
2007 55.34 192nd 382 49.7%
2008 61.35 153rd 392 61.0%
2009 46.95 265th 423 37.4%
2010 51.58 240th 428 43.9%
2011 60.66 192nd 451 57.4%
2012 57.84 207th 447 53.7%
2013 49.92 262nd 444 41.0%
2014 61.66 205th 470 56.4%
2015 64.61 169th 485 65.2%
2016 58.36 231st 494 53.2%
2017 41.40 312th 472 33.9%
2018 38.79 328th 473 30.7%
2019 30.78 345th 470 26.6%
2021 30.32 343rd 483 29.0%
2022 26.31 364th 490 25.7%
2023 29.52 346th 489 29.2%
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Data source: test scores: Indiana Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for John J Young Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 436 7 5 7 1 n/a n/a 0 456
1989 420 6 4 3 1 n/a n/a 0 434
1990 411 4 1 2 0 n/a n/a 0 418
1991 437 3 1 8 0 n/a n/a 0 449
1992 433 5 5 4 0 n/a n/a 0 447
1993 456 2 6 3 0 n/a n/a 0 467
1994 474 6 7 1 0 n/a n/a 0 488
1995 449 3 1 2 0 n/a n/a 11 466
1996 449 3 1 2 0 n/a n/a 11 466
1997 472 8 2 4 2 n/a n/a 5 493
1998 439 9 3 4 2 n/a n/a 0 457
1999 439 10 4 8 2 n/a n/a 0 463
2000 738 19 3 14 2 n/a n/a 0 776
2001 729 24 5 16 2 n/a n/a 0 776
2002 707 23 4 20 4 n/a n/a 0 758
2003 707 23 4 20 4 n/a n/a 0 758
2004 802 20 4 25 3 n/a n/a 0 854
2005 760 30 3 29 5 n/a n/a 0 827
2006 743 33 4 23 2 n/a n/a 0 805
2007 705 33 5 31 5 n/a n/a 38 817
2008 687 37 6 34 3 n/a n/a 40 807
2009 657 36 8 38 2 n/a n/a 48 789
2010 647 29 4 34 4 n/a n/a 44 762
2011 637 32 1 30 4 0 46 0 750
2012 622 29 2 44 6 0 32 0 735
2013 638 36 3 48 6 0 29 0 760
2014 608 41 4 33 3 0 39 0 728
2015 598 48 1 52 5 0 48 0 752
2016 560 44 1 58 3 0 53 0 719
2017 591 57 1 53 5 0 56 0 763
2018 598 68 3 64 4 0 52 0 789
2019 578 101 6 84 1 1 73 0 844
2020 565 88 5 85 1 1 99 0 844
2021 526 80 4 90 3 0 101 0 804
2022 521 116 2 73 5 0 74 0 791
2023 452 116 5 75 5 0 82 0 735

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at John J Young Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 456 29.3 15.5 21.5
1989 434 28.1 15.4 23.3
1990 418 20.9 20.0 19.1
1991 449 26.2 17.1 23.2
1992 447 19.2 23.2 26.6
1993 467 27.3 17.1 25.1
1994 488 27.6 17.7 29.3
1995 466 26.8 17.4 32.1
1996 466 26.8 17.4 32.1
1997 493 27.6 17.9 33.8
1998 457 27.4 16.7 15.8
1999 463 27.4 16.9 45.6
2000 776 50.5 15.4 34.8
2001 776 50.6 15.3 33.2
2002 758 50.6 15.0 42.2
2003 758 50.6 15.0 42.2
2004 854 51.7 16.5 42.7
2005 827 51.7 16.0 58.5
2006 805 51.2 15.7 53
2007 817 n/a n/a 57.1
2008 807 51.1 15.8 55.4
2009 789 50.6 15.6 58
2010 762 51.5 14.7 62.1
2011 750 44.7 16.7 60.1
2012 735 48.0 15.3 63.9
2013 760 50.0 15.2 66.8
2014 728 47.0 15.4 63.3
2015 752 45.0 16.7 66.1
2016 719 45.0 15.9 66.3
2017 763 52.0 14.6 66.2
2018 789 52.0 15.1 65
2019 844 56.5 14.9 67.7
2020 844 57.9 14.5 72.3
2021 804 55.0 14.6 64.7
2022 791 52.0 15.2 57.4
2023 735 53.5 13.7 74.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio John J Young Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 456 29.3 15.5 21.5
1989 434 28.1 15.4 23.3
1990 418 20.9 20.0 19.1
1991 449 26.2 17.1 23.2
1992 447 19.2 23.2 26.6
1993 467 27.3 17.1 25.1
1994 488 27.6 17.7 29.3
1995 466 26.8 17.4 32.1
1996 466 26.8 17.4 32.1
1997 493 27.6 17.9 33.8
1998 457 27.4 16.7 15.8
1999 463 27.4 16.9 45.6
2000 776 50.5 15.4 34.8
2001 776 50.6 15.3 33.2
2002 758 50.6 15.0 42.2
2003 758 50.6 15.0 42.2
2004 854 51.7 16.5 42.7
2005 827 51.7 16.0 58.5
2006 805 51.2 15.7 53
2007 817 n/a n/a 57.1
2008 807 51.1 15.8 55.4
2009 789 50.6 15.6 58
2010 762 51.5 14.7 62.1
2011 750 44.7 16.7 60.1
2012 735 48.0 15.3 63.9
2013 760 50.0 15.2 66.8
2014 728 47.0 15.4 63.3
2015 752 45.0 16.7 66.1
2016 719 45.0 15.9 66.3
2017 763 52.0 14.6 66.2
2018 789 52.0 15.1 65
2019 844 56.5 14.9 67.7
2020 844 57.9 14.5 72.3
2021 804 55.0 14.6 64.7
2022 791 52.0 15.2 57.4
2023 735 53.5 13.7 74.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for John J Young Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $181 (2.1%) $8,355 (97.9%) $8,536
2020 $316 (3.5%) $8,777 (96.5%) $9,094
2021 $431 (4.8%) $8,579 (95.2%) $9,010
2022 $1,451 (14.5%) $8,570 (85.5%) $10,021

Data source: Indiana Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on John J Young Middle School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 345th of 470 Middle schoolsRanks 346th of 489 Middle schools
 2.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
7th Grade English Language Arts (John J Young Middle School)40.130.6
 9.5%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (School City of Mishawaka)39.830.4
 9.4%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)49.739.5
 10.2%
7th Grade Math (John J Young Middle School)28.419.6
 8.9%
   7th Grade Math (School City of Mishawaka)28.219.4
 8.8%
   7th Grade Math (Indiana)4232.9
 9.1%
8th Grade English Language Arts (John J Young Middle School)39.927.7
 12.3%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (School City of Mishawaka)39.627
 12.7%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)50.743.8
 6.9%
8th Grade Math (John J Young Middle School)24.213.6
 10.6%
   8th Grade Math (School City of Mishawaka)2413.1
 10.9%
   8th Grade Math (Indiana)3831.4
 6.6%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students844735
 12.9%
African American101116
 14.9%
American Indian15
 400%
Asian65
 16.7%
Hispanic8475
 10.7%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White578452
 21.8%
Two or More Races7382
 12.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients67.7%74.3%
 6.6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about John J Young Middle School

In the 2022-23 school year, 735 students attended John J Young Middle School.

Students who attend John J Young Middle School usually go on to attend Mishawaka High School

John J Young Middle School ranks 345th of 489 Indiana middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 1 star out of 5.

Students at John J Young Middle School are 61% White, 16% African American, 11% Two or more races, 10% Hispanic.


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