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Byhalia High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 13 students


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Posted November 24, 2008

Byhalia HS needs alot of work. I know it is currently a school in need, rated by the state. I feel they concenttrate too much on if their coats and uniform is in code, than teaching the kids. I've heard my son too many times say they did nothing but hung out in the gym all day. Whats that teaching them. The elementary is doing alot better, but the high school needs alot of work.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 21, 2008

byhalia is a ok school but they need to work on a lot of things there.The teachers dont pay attenyion to the students. if something is bothering a child they thin they should handle it some other time and everyy student does not get equal rights.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 29, 2008

After transferring to Byhalia High School, my daughter's overall attitude towards school improved dramatically. She feels that she is well liked and supported by the principal, teachers and staff. As a parent, I feel my daughter is safe and in a good learning environment. Tutoring is readily available to those students in need. What a positive influence for our small community.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 22, 2008

I went to Byhalia from K through 12th. I never had a problem there. My two kids go to this school now, and they don't have any problems either. I will say that they school has come along way since I was there. They offer more. All they have to do is encourage the kids to be in more activities. The parents and the town of Byhalia should also encourage and support the kids also.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 1, 2008

Byahlia high school is a great school for chidren to learn.
—Submitted by a student

Posted December 21, 2006

I think this school has really pulled through from the past. I also think that they are trying to improve their extracurricular activities, although they do not have an art program. I do not agree with the uniform policy. Other than the uniform policy i think Byhalia is a good school.
—Submitted by a student

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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Writing - Informative Essay

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

117 students were tested at this school in 2012.




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

Algebra I

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

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.








Biology I

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

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.








English II

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

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.








U.S. History

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

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.








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
Black 68% 50%
White 24% 46%
Hispanic 7% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
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 88%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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278 Hwy 309 North
Byhalia, MS 38611
Phone: (662) 838-2206


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