Mascot: Escanaba Eskymos
Colors: Orange and Black
Our purpose is to facilitate learning, encourage
student success, and help students develop a sense of self in their
young teenage lives. The students are responsible for mastering basic
skills, practicing rational thinking skills, and developing self-
confidence, all while exhibiting integrity and a positive attitude to
becoming productive members of a democratic society. This educational
experience will occur by providing a safe and healthy environment,
conducive to promoting maximum learning by the student, with a
challenging and well- balanced curriculum, taught by a caring and
professional staff committed to excellence.
The Escanaba Junior High School has
approximately 400 students in grades 7 and 8. We have one of the most
well rounded, Junior High educational programs in the Upper Peninsula
with a strong focus on academics, athletics, fine arts, and student
activities. All of our teachers are highly qualified under the criteria
established by "No Child Left Behind".
We offer all of the core classes as determined by
the Michigan Grade Level Expectations and Common Core Standards along
with a variety of electives such as Industrial Arts, Technology,
Physical Education, and our award winning Band and Orchestra programs.
Our Junior High sports program includes several
offerings during the three school sports seasons. We offer football,
cross-country, cheerleading, and girl’s basketball in the fall. Our
winter season is made up of boy’s basketball, competitive cheerleading
and volleyball. The spring schedule consists of track for boys and
The fine arts department is outstanding. We
offer band, orchestra, and chorus. Many of our students have been
invited to perform for all-state competition with several of them
earning all-state recognition.
Many of our students participate in one of our
numerous clubs. The majority of our clubs include service to our
community and all focus on student fun. Our current offering includes SADD, Builders Club, Chess Club, Student Council, Art Club, Drama Club, Jazz Band, National Jr. Honor Society, Snow Club, and Yearbook Club.
It does not matter if you consider yourself an
academic, an athlete, a musician, all three or none of the above. The
Escanaba Junior High School has something to offer you!