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Caledonia Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 485 students

 

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Posted February 11, 2010

Unfortunately the negative reviews of this school are true. We moved in from out of town and have not had a great experience here. While it is the best public school in the district, that's not saying much. We picked this school over others because we thought our child would get a little more one on one time with teachers and would make friends easier in a smaller environment. Not the case. There are some good teachers here, but we didn't get any of them this year with the exception of one. The students are snobby and very unfriendly, sometimes to the point of being downright cruel. We haven't felt welcome at all at this school. If I had it to do over, I would not pick this school again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2010

I love it here at CMS!I`ve been here all my life!Kids at my school may not be the best but there are kids that go here that are really nice even in middle school.It`s not easy to forget the life you had before but you have to it`s just part of life.Everyone I know loves it here at this school, even though they only went here for a year!Just trust me, this school is the best!!!!!!You can ask anyone that went there!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 17, 2009

This is my daughter's second year at Caledonia and she loves it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2009

It's a painful thing to read that a family might not have a good experience with our school. I am not originally from this area either, and sometimes small town life is an adjustment. However, I can tell you that my peers and I try to do all we can to help children adjust and learn. When there are conflicts, I think that our teachers try to maintain professionalism and concern for our students. Teaching in Mississippi is not a profession for people expecting an easy paycheck, so one should explore that statement a little more before making that assumption. That being said, I still love what I do, and I love making a positive difference in the lives of children.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 16, 2008

Plain and simple don't come. Outsiders aren't welcome here. Trust me. I moved here due to my Dad's job change and retiremet. The school doesn't care about the students. It's money and football. That's all this small town cares about. Like i said don't move here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 28, 2008

I was in this school for the past 3 years and this school was awesome
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 28, 2006

I have had my child in school here for the past 2 years. I only have great things to say about CMS. I feel that my child is getting a quality education in a very safe and nurturing enviroment. I was glad that the school had a character education program that teaches the students manners, citizenship, and morals. I have always heard of the 'Southern Hospitality' and we have certainly received that at Caledonia Middle School. Great School!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 14, 2005

This is a great school if this is your hometown. Our experiences coming in as outsiders has not been at all positive. There are teachers that should have retired years ago. They are there now only for a paycheck. There is no support for a parent or a child if there is any conflict with a teacher. The golden rule at this school is 'The teacher is always right'. My children have attended other schools due to job transfers. This is a very narrow minded area of the south. I was born and raised in the south as well, and this is my true feelings. I never thought that I would come up against 'The good ole' boy' policy in my childs school. My comments are mainly to enlighten anyone who is planning on relocating to this area. Hopefully, your experience will be better than ours.
—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.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
74%

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 63% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
75%

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

Language Arts

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

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
76%

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

Writing - Informative Essay

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

169 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
98%
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.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
54%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

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 50% 46%
Two or more races 28% 0%
Black 20% 50%
Asian 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 46%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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105 Confederate Dr
Caledonia, MS 39740
Phone: (662) 356-2042

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