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Highland Bluff Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 2 students

 
 

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Posted August 26, 2013

My son attended for part of a semester before he was able to switch to a different RCSD school. I found Highland Bluff to be entirely too focused on testing to the point where kids were barely getting a recess period. That may work for some, but my kid absolutely could not sit for hours doing work without some way to blow off steam. And of course, if they have any discipline problems, one of the first things to be taken away is what little recreational time they were lucky to get; I don't think they understand that exercise and social interaction aren't special privileges but needs. They're as vital to any decent student as reading and math. And then, in addressing his discipline problems, I was granted a meeting with his teachers and counselors, who ended up STRONGLY hinting that I should have him tested for ADHD and put on medication. I know they can't outright say it -- but it was quite clear nevertheless. And I'm a realistic parent; if my child really has an issue, I'm the first one to advocate for whatever he needs. But to me, the more conservative option was to give him an outlet, not drug him up. After we moved schools, and he got a regular recess period, all was fine.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2013

The principal is rude. She has the worst communication skills that I have ever run across in a school setting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2010

Great principal and teachers! Awesome scores and fun doing it! I have two children and they both love school. The teachers have taught them so much and made it fun. It is very professionally run and organized.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 4, 2010

Caring staff of teachers and administrators, an excellent Parent Volunteer Organization and the BEST kids!
—Submitted by a parent


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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 59% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

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 59% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

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 59% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

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 89% in 2012.

97 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%
Scale: % Score 2, 3 or 4

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 63% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 78% 46%
Black 13% 50%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 1%
Hispanic 2% 3%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 22%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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5970 Highland Bluff
Brandon, MS 39047
Phone: (601) 992-5168

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