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Pearl River Central Junior High School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 6 students

 

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Posted January 20, 2013

I LIKE THIS SCHOOL BUT I DON'T THINK ITS CHALLENGING ENOUGH, FOR OUR KIDS. I HAVE A 6TH GRADER, I THINK THE SCHOOL IS JUST SKIRTING THE KIDS BY. THE KIDS ARE GREAT, RESPECTFUL, SOME BAD APPLES BUT WHAT SCHOOL DOESN'T HAVE THOSE. I THINK THIS AREA NEEDS MORE RESOURCES TO INCREASE THEIR STEM PROGRAMS. I DON'T THINK WE WILL STICK AROUND TO FIND OUT IF THEY EVER GET THE RESOURCES. EDUCATION IS TOO IMPORTANT......
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

When I lived in Carriere, I worked in the school cafeteria. The children and adults were respectful, polite and well mannered. They were a joy to be around and I enjoyed the time I worked there.


Posted May 9, 2009

We have a great school and staff --full of dedicated teachers, counselors, and administrators. Everyone I know works hard here and is dedicated to improving the lives of our students by helping them achieve. As you can see, I love working here. The two points I want to make are as follows: 1. The parents are the ones who determined that our students should wear uniforms --by voting. If you didn't vote, shame on you. The teachers may or may not agree with the uniform policy, but because we work here, it's obvious that we must enforce it. 2. Next, if and whenever a child is being bullied, we want to know it! The student or the parent should be sure to report this to the school office. Thank you for looking at more than one side of an issue.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 26, 2009

The uniform policy is too strict and these children have almost no freedom of self expression. How can they learn if they are not comfortable in their own environment. How can one even concentrate when they are being 'hounded' about every little thing they are wearing. This is a public school, or at least its Suppose to be. I sent my child there due to lack of income and i still had to buy overpriced uniforms. This makes no sence to me/
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2008

Our school is a little to strict but other-wise it is an awsome school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 21, 2008

This is a great school, much better than others. The only problem I see is that their needs to be something more done about the constant bullying the children deal with every day..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2007

This is one of the worst schools i've ever been to! they should not make us wear uniforms! the uniforms completely mess up this public shcool! I would have given this school all 5's ( the highest) if we did not have uniforms!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 15, 2006

I think this school needs improving. The class size is too large. The uniform policy is also too strict.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2005

My wife and I have attended several parents/teachers meetings at PRC JHS. All the teachers we've met have great attitudes and pride toward teaching and love their students. The school is clean and class rooms are orderly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2005

I believe PRCJH is a wonderful school. The teachers have really helped my daughter excell and get the kind of education I had hope she would recieve. The teachers really stay on top of everything and make learning fun for Brittany. I very much appreciate how much dedication the teachers and staff have with my daughter. You are #1 in my book! Keep up the great work! Thank you, Gina Mack
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2004

I believe that PRCJHS is a terrific school. It is the best school in our county. They have recived many honors and awards the past few years. They have recieved the NCLB (NO Child Left Behind) award this year. This school has an excellent faculty and staff. Both of my children are currently attend this school. The only dissapointing thing about this school, is the limits on certain programs such as foriegn languages. But it's not the school's fault; it is the state and county's fault. Other than the program limits, it is a great school. Other schools in this district are almost just as good.
—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.

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

226 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

226 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

242 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
95%
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.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
52%
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.

50 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 90% 46%
Black 5% 50%
Hispanic 2% 3%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
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 66%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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7391 Hwy 11
Carriere, MS 39426
Phone: (601) 798-5654

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