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Canton Public High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 17 students

 

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Posted February 4, 2014

I taught there 94-99. This was not a fun job. Don't get me wrong I had some great Kids that went on to college and better things. But they had to leave canton to get there. I taught JROTC. If the school could get rid of the trouble makers things could improve. They don't. They use to send the problem makers to the gym and play basket ball all day. From what I'm reading nothing has changed and maybe has gotten worse. I feel sorry for the children that come there to learn, they are the ones who get short changed.


Posted August 11, 2011

This school is very very bad! As 2009 and up this school has fallen apart at its feet, they now have all new teachers The good teachers have left the school to the new kids who are coming for the new set of teachers who have to put up with the raggedy administration. Since I've left this school and even when I went to this school, I hated to even impose the fact that I go to CHS. The kids there run this school, favoritism is HUGE for any kind of relationship with a teacher or staff member. The badder you are the more known and praised you are for any and everything. This school has alotta work to be done. State has taken over and eventually the school might have to be shut down like the, Thomastown HS. Bad, incessant play in the office and halls, No one there takes anything serious enough. I dont even want to put one star on the school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 25, 2009

I am also a student at Canton High and I think it is a great school. The academic standards are not all of that, but i believe that the faculty and staff are a great contribution to our school. We just need to tighten up a little bit.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 21, 2008

I am a senior at Canton High School, and I think most of the teachers are doing a great job, but as far as students, the beahvior and academics are an embarassment. I feel that way because students seem to not take education serious, some of them constantly fail state tests, and fighting has become a hobby.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 18, 2008

I am a senior at Canton High School. Canton High is slowly falling apart. After our graduates in May, Canton High will probably be taken over by the state. =-((
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 9, 2007

I am a new parent to this area Canton, MS. There is alot of work to be done between parents, students and community. There is so much work to be done with our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2007

I am a senior at Canton High. I have to say that the principal Cleveland Anderson is doing a wonderful job, and most of the teachers have improved on their quality as well. However, controlling the students seems much harder than it has been the past few years; fights break out often. If the parents became more involved in their child's social and school life, I'm sure this school would become more attractive to those living in the surrounding areas.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 26, 2005

I'm a student here at Canton High School. I would like to say that the educational process here has improved drastically. relationships between students have also improved. If Canton High School had more programs for leadership and academics than other non-educational extracurriculars, this school would be perfect to attract others in this district to Canton High.
—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.

183 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%
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.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
44%
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

Biology I

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

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
49%
English II

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

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
38%
U.S. History

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

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
81%
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 99% 50%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 3%
Two or more races 0% 1%
White 0% 46%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 94%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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634 Finney Rd
Canton, MS 39046
Phone: (601) 859-5325

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