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Ashland High School

Public | 6-12 & ungraded | 7 students

 

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Posted April 25, 2013

I graduated in 1990 from Ashland HIgh. I have nothing but horrible memories from that place. It was like going to school in a prison. It was so run down then that I cant imagine what it is like now. Doesn't anyone care about the students?


Posted May 1, 2010

I have worked at AMS. I disagree with all of your comments. The reason the students are so negative and don't care about the schools are because of people like you all. Its not the school, its the community of people that do not care. The administrators and teacher try their best to make sure that our students get the best education possible. Have you ever checked with the surounding colleges to see how many our students actually attned college and graduate. We have had several studnets to be accepted into the honors college at Ole Miss. We have doctors, lawyers, professors, researchers, and many others sucessful people that come from thusa school. Do you all ever make mention of this? Try be more positive about the school instead of always tearing it down.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 22, 2009

I attended Ashland Middle school for 1 yr & it was very difficult because there were little to no resources for education in the form of books,computers,or learning material.I felt I was trapped in 1920's, pre-integration.Fights were rampant & it was not safe if you were not a wild fighter.It was a sad state of affairs & school as mainly about kids trying to date one another and that was it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 2, 2006

The teachers and staff of Ashland Middle and High school are caring people that take pride in their school and instill the same principles in their students. The schools are old, but the janitors make sure the buildings are clean at all times. All children like to clown in school...didn't you? It's the parents job to make sure that their children are behaving at school. It's time for parents to start being parents! The teachers can not rear your children. Let's start encouraging the teachers and the students of our community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2006

I myself have seen better school. This school is run down and in poor condition. Its just outta date. Most of the teachers dont have anycontrol over their students. Most students are there just to clown around and the teachers spend all theyre time yelling anf fussing at the clowns that the students who actually want to learn cant. I think the only teacher there who is very affective is mrs. Cockrell. And there are no extra cirricluar activiteis except for the majority's talent. For instance, basketball. Not everyone can play basketball. I think they can do alot better.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 20, 2004

Ashland High is such a disgrace to the community the students there are so ungreatful to what ever the teachers or anyone else try to give them (education wise).
—Submitted by a former student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

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The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 63% in 2013.

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The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 55% in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

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53%
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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Writing - Informative Essay

The state average for Writing - Informative Essay was 93% in 2012.

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About the tests


Until 2011-2012, terminating in 2012-2013, Mississippi used the Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP) to test students in grades 4, 7 and 10 in writing. The MWAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above 2 on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Writing - Informative Essay

The state average for Writing - Informative Essay was 97% in 2012.

30 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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About the tests


Until 2011-2012, terminating in 2012-2013, Mississippi used the Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP) to test students in grades 4, 7 and 10 in writing. The MWAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above 2 on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Science Test (MST) to test students in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MST is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Subject Assessment Testing Program (SATP) to test students in English II, writing, algebra I, biology I and U.S. history at the completion of each course. Students must pass all parts of the SATP in order to graduate from high school. The SATP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 63% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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English II

The state average for English II was 59% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 62% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Subject Assessment Testing Program (SATP) to test students in English II, writing, algebra I, biology I and U.S. history at the completion of each course. Students must pass all parts of the SATP in order to graduate from high school. The SATP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 93% 50%
White 6% 46%
Hispanic 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 98%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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101 School St
Ashland, MS 38603
Phone: (662) 224-6247

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