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Brandon Elementary School

Public | 4-5 & ungraded | 12 students

 
 

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Posted July 15, 2008

This school is great for my children!
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Posted August 7, 2005

I have a child in fourth grade at this school,and it couldn't get any greater.I love this school, because my daughter 3rd grade teacher Holly Jones was excellent. The principle Mrs.Townsend knows how to set the perfect atomosphere at her school, because everthing is in order.
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Posted January 31, 2005

The school overall is acceptable. I have a problem with the Accelrated Reader Program. At my children's other school it was an incentive program where you were rewarded for how many books you read. My problem with this program is that it is restrictive in terms of the titles of books you can read and the level. My child used to enjoy reading, but now she is forced to read the limited books in a certain level. Most of the time she reads books she doesn't like because she is forced to. All I can say, is that she can't wait for summer to read whatever she wants, just for the pure joy of reading. Whatever happend to reading a book and doing a book report on it? Wasn't that a fun and interactive way to see how much you comprehended? 10 % of your reading grade, how ridiculous!
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Posted November 8, 2004

My child transfered to Brandon Elementary from Vine Street. From day one it was CLEAR, that we were not dealing with the same quality of school. Although it is still in the same district. The office staff is rude and unhelpful. It is next to impossible to get the principal on the phone at any given time. The special education department is in extreme need of an overhaul. Twice I have had to actually go into the district office before a problem was addressed. I advise any parent who is thinking of transfering their child to this school, to aquaint their self with facts on this school. Lisa Scott
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Posted September 19, 2003

Brandon Elementary School is one of the best schools. They keep parents updated on everything your child is doing and how they are doing. the teachers there are great too.


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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.

415 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

414 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

410 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

409 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

359 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%
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.

410 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
55%
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 70% 46%
Black 26% 50%
Hispanic 2% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
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 36%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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125 Overby St
Brandon, MS 39042
Phone: (601) 825-4706

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