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Brandon Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 1266 students

 
 

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Posted January 28, 2012

ALL THE SCHOOLS IN RANKIN COUNTY ARE WONDERFUL. THE ONLY PROBLEM I HAVE IS THE FOREIGNT LANGUAGE TEACHER SENDS HER CHILD TO A PRIVATE SHOOL AND TEACHES IN A PUBLIC SCHOOL. IT MAKES ME FEEL LIKE SHE IS ONLY THERE FOR A PAYCHECK. IN FACT, SEVERAL OF THESE TEACHERS TO DO THIS. IF YOU TEACH I APUBLIC SCHOOL SHOULD YOU NOT SEND YOUR CHILD TO ONE YOU TEACH AT AND SET THE EXAMPLE.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2012

which is best school in madiosn or brandon pls tell me the truth. i lives in madison .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

Because, this is where my son goes to school and the school is filled with wonderful educators.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2009

I'm an 8th grader at BMS and the school is AMAZING! I love my classes, teachers, and everything Brandon has to offer! The teachers are hard, but are good, because they are well preparing us for the next year!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 9, 2009

I am a student at BMS and i love it. The teachers are wonderful,and i love my friends.I wouldn't trade that school for the world. G0 BMS BULLDOGS!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 6, 2008

Brandon Middle School has great teachers and great principles, but the kids here are unbelievable. The girls especially. They are mean and there is nothing but drama. My girl is in 8th grade and we moved here last spring break and we never had a problem with other girls until we moved here. It is a great place for your kids to learn but they will be very misserable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2008

We are a tad overcrouded, but they are working on that. Dr. Frazier is wonderful and the kids love him. He does a great job running the school. The teachers are terriffic. It is a very large school, if your child can excel in a large school atmoshpere, this is the one for you. If you are coming from another state, you picked the best Mississippi has to offer, just keep in mind it is Mississippi.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2007

With this school I have had nothing but positive results and feedback my kids and their friends love it there they used to go to Northwest Rankin,Compared to Northwest Rankin Brandon is a level 10 and Northwest is a level 7
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2007

I have a child that attends BMS. I have not been pleased at all with the education thus far that my child has received there. The sports program is so political and the teachers have kids that talk and act up where my child cannot learn due to the fact the the teachers are trying to get the students to be quiet! I am planning on moving my child out of this school district. Also there are so many fights between the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2007

My daughter is in 7th grade at Brandon Middle School. I have had nothing but positve experiences with this school. She has been enrolled in the Brandon Public Schools since she started school. I would highly reccommend anyone to send their children to Brandon. They have exellent teachers and the principals/counselors really do their job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

I think they need to offer more sports for the girls to choose from. I think the fact they offer art to the students is great.I do think they should require the students to take at least one foreign language to jumpstart them for high school and college
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2004

Brandon middle school is a great school, but they need more school programs to get kids off the streets and working on worksheets.Thank you
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 29, 2004

I'm a 6th grade teacher at Brandon Middle and very much enjoy teaching Math there. I drive from County Line Road in Ridgeland to Brandon Middle School each school day because I choose to teach there. (Many schools closer to me) God bless us all as we work together to educate and inspire young minds. Thank you for your support!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 23, 2004

Our sons both have attended BMS and had very positive academic, social, discipline and excurricular experiences there. We moved into the Brandon area in 1990 b/c of the Rankin Co. Schools and Brandon being our 1st choice.
—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 57% in 2013.

401 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

400 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
65%
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 63% in 2013.

461 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

461 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
71%
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 55% in 2013.

399 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

399 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
63%
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 93% in 2012.

404 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%
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 64% in 2013.

401 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
61%
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

Algebra I

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

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

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
White 70% 46%
Black 27% 50%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 32%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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408 South College St
Brandon, MS 39042
Phone: (601) 825-5998

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