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Carriere, MS

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7407 Hwy 11
Carriere, MS 39426

(601) 798-1986
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June 20, 2014
My son is a recent graduate of PRC. He received a good education and studied physics, higher math courses, and even took a dual enrollment course for college credit. Since the new administration has been in place, PRCHS has improved tremendously. Many of the former teachers are no longer there. There are many new teachers who strive for excellence in education. Parents and students need to remember, though, that a child only gets out of education what he/she puts in, and parental involvement in the education process is vital.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2014
Sounds like these, or their children, critical of the school weren't smart enough to make the grade even with the extra help available via after school tutoring. Maybe you should begin looking into some vocational, manual labor type, endeavors. College isn't for you.

- submitted by a community member
July 31, 2013
I am currently enrolled at PRCHS, and it is a miracle that the school wasn't shut down by the state years ago! If you are considering sending your child to this high school you MUST reconsider! Any student who graduates from PRC will have major problems in college and the rest of their life! Absolutely any student who takes a course here can PASS WITH FLYING COLORS without learning anything about the subject at hand! I would never recommend such a poor education on my worst enemy.

- submitted by a community member
January 14, 2013
The school just isn't what it used to be! PRC used to be one of the best schools in the state, but the level of student that is being produced recently isn't what it needs to be for them to succeed in College and beyond! I would like to encourage parents to be more involved in their child's education. If you don't care enough to get involved, then the system will never improve! And I don't mean just to talk bad about the school on the street! Go to Board meetings, go to PTA meetings, and meet with the school's principal to express your concerns and open a pathway for improvement! High School is not a place for baby sitting your child while you are at work, they are supposed to be preparing them for a future! Right now, I don't think they are generating the quality that is needed to be a buggy pusher at WalMart! This could be changing with the new administration, and I hope it is...but the last few years have been BAD! I wish the teachers at PRC would express as much zest for teaching as they do for beating the busses out of the parking lot each day! Wish the school board would get out of the way and let those who know how to educate do their jobs too!

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2012
Let me preface this post with saying, many of the faculty I met while at PRCHS were devoted men and women. However, the majority of those I just mentioned worked in the office, band hall, and cafeteria. Since graduating in '08, I have, miraculously and without the help of PRC, made it through four years of college and earned a Bachelor's. I had two wonderful teachers, one who left the school a few years ago and one who recently passed away--but only two. I had teachers who allowed us to watch movies and have parties instead of learning. It disgusts me that this institution is still filled with teachers who simply do not care to engage students in learning, but rather, wait until the last two weeks of class to do any type of assignments--I just heard this from a parent earlier today who has a student enrolled in the ninth grade. It's unfortunate that parents have to send their parents to this school simply because of their zipcode; however, It is my hope that the current principal can improve this school before its reputation becomes even worse. I would not send my child to this school and lament the loss of four years of my life which left me lacking necessary skills for college.

- submitted by a community member
July 18, 2011
We have a new Principal this coming year and we are all hoping this will be a great year. She appears to be very competent and determined to improve our school. I am a new highschool parent last year and went to a PTSA meeting; there were only 16 parents there. We have almost 900 students in our school. I was shocked that parents aren't involved! A school cannot be good without parent involvement. PRC Parents please show support for improved academics and more rigorous teaching though your PTA/PTSA or just communicating this to your School Board Member and Principal. An A in a class does not mean your child is learning, if the class is not being taught at a challenging level. Question your child on material they have just learned or Google what they should have learned in a specific class. Like you, I want my kids to be successful and not just get by.

- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2011
I love this school. The teachers are wonderful. They keep me informed with my sons performance. The teachers are always available when I need them. My son started school there in the 6th grade. He has never been to a better school. We used to live in New Orleans. Send your kid to school there then you will have a reason to complain.

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2011
We started the 2010-2011 school years without enough science and math teachers. The first semester 9th grade Biology Class had 4 teachers cycling through teaching the students. The Biology books were not delivered until September 23, 2010. We started school August 5. There is not a physics teacher because our superintendent stated in the Picayune Item it is cheaper for our students to take the course on line. Most of the students dropped the course because physics is a course that is difficult to take on line. There are no honor classes for the 9th graders even though they had honors courses in middle school. They are working on vocations but it will take some time before they have a vocation department that can really help our children. Needless to say if I did not live it this area I would not buy a house in this area if I had a high school student. We do have teachers that are caring but they are working against the odds! There are to many proplems with the administration.

- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2010
i will never send my children to PRCHS. the teachers over baby the students. the teachers dont let the students grow as an individual and become more responsible. the teachers give way to many chances to let students make up there work. i have gone to PRCHS for three years now and i have not learned anything. most of my time at PRCHS is spent sleeping because the teachers have not planned a lesson for the class.

- submitted by a student
no rating March 01, 2010
i attended PRC k-12 loved every year loved the teachers and all the staff that i had the pilivage of meeting. this is a above average school that encourages its students both mentally and physically to excel. i loved this school and will be sending my own child here.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2008
This is an above average school if the parent stays on top of scheduling and student progress. It does not seem to be the goal of this school to push students toward 4 year colleges. They seem to be satisfied with getting the students through graduation. And if they go on to community college.... more the better, in their opinion. I feel that more of the budget should be spent on the arts instead of sports..... why don't someone look into how many students get full rides to a 4 year college playing sports? I bet the arts students outnumber them 2 fold!

- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2008
As a parent, I love the uniform rules. Everyone has the same clothes on. I read the hand book also. As a parent, I have 6 years of college and am very intuned to my childs needs. I find that many of the teachers have not notified me of my childs grades dropping until my child mentions the low grade and I call. Also it would be great if grades were posted online like Picayune and Slidell schools. As a parent I am very involved in my childs education and sometimes I have been made feel that I am overconcerned, even been told I only call when I have a problem. When else would I call? But children are very concerned about clothes and fitting in at this age. Many teachers have been very helpful but in the end being fair, giving respect will make everyone work hard and return respect

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2008
I have been a teacher at PRC for twenty years. It is a wonderful school where students are given top priority. Supportive parents and good students say this is a good school. Most of the complaints here are about uniforms, but in fact, we don't have uniforms, just a strict dress code. Within the dress code, there are options for the students. If parents would simply read the handbook and not send their children to school in violation of the dress code, all of us could be happier, teachers and students alike. I taught here before uniforms, and students frequently came to school improperly dressed. If parents would have more closely monitored what the students were wearing to school then, teachers would not be having to do it now. Maybe parents should care more about how we are educating their children and less about what we are asking them to wear.

- submitted by a teacher
November 03, 2007
I graduated from this high school. I attended PRC from K-12. These years were the best years of my life. As much as I didn't want to, I learned alot.

- submitted by a student
October 11, 2007
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August 10, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
no rating July 24, 2007
As a parent of 2 children that go to this school, I would have to say that: this school does not focus on our kids education to well. I, on a personal note have experienced with my daughter the favortism shown towards dance team and cheerleading, etc. Eventually all this drama will catch up with them and bite them in the rear.

- submitted by a parent
July 13, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2007
PRC High School has some fine teachers but poor support from the school board. The school has an excellent drama program but no decent theater for performances. Gyms are for jocks only--there is no concept of physical education for non varsity students. Only two semesters are offered in foreign languages.

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2007
As a former student I am very pleased with PRC. I do have to say that I really don't care for the uniforms but it does teach the students discipline and how to abide by the rules (all of which is needed in today's society). I can probably pick a hand-full of teachers that really prepared me for college, but in the same sense what each teacher taught me stuck with me and helped just as much. The harder teachers are more like the college professors. The easier ones just made it easier to learn the subject not just let us buy. It is quite a fair school and a great educational experience. The environment is wonderful and it really sets a great place for learning. My children will definitely go to this school.

- submitted by a former student
January 27, 2007
I cannot stand this school. If PRC would get their heads out of wherever they're at and try to ac tually teach these students someting as opposed to worrying about whether they have on the RIGHT type of uniform shirt on or the PERFECT pair of UNIFORM pants on then maybe we actually can be one of the best in the state. I HATE this school with a passion and wish i never attended it!

- submitted by a student
November 10, 2006
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- submitted by a student
April 12, 2006
Upper level classes are very limited. This school will not prepare your child for college.

- submitted by a parent
January 01, 2006
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- submitted by a student
July 13, 2005
I actually graduated from this school in May 2004 and moved on to PRCC in August 2004. While PRC is a wonderful place where the students get along for the most part, the education is not up to par. I was certainly not prepared for my first semester of college. Take a look at most of these people's comments...improper english and words spelled incorrectly is all that I coluld see. While the environment is one of the best I've encountered, the education should be MUCH better!

- submitted by a former student
May 24, 2005
I belive that PRC is a wonderful school. Many of the teachers are also just as wonderful. I feel it is not the schools place to watch our kids, they are not babysitters. They are there to teach and help them become successful in there future. Parents need to start taking responsibility of there children. The music programs are excellent both chorus and band. The teachers are great at keeping parents invovled, and the school is very safe. My kids love this school and I also loved it when I went. It is one of the best schools in Mississippi. Keep up the good work.

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2005
As a former graduate of PRCHS I know this school has a great educational environment. When I was a student I may not have relized this because I was to worried about my social life. What I came to relize after graduation was that I had recieved a solid education that prepaired me for college. I like to think the success I have had as a college student and now in the business world is a direct reflection of a outstanding high school education. I also know for a fact that if it had not been for the strong athletic program I probaly would never have finished high school. I do believe the largest adversity that faces this school is the parents ability to be held accountable for their children. If a child is failing it is as much the parents fault if not more than the teachers!

- submitted by a former student
March 22, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
January 11, 2005
I am a student at Pearl River Central High School. When I first started attending PRC I thought it was cool , because they seemed easy going, but now I wish I would have stayed at school in Louisiana.All it seem that yall are worried about is how we dress. Um...this is school. We come here to learn, what does how we dress effect with what we learn.For example:What did I not learn by having my hair highlighted in pink? Yall need to stop being concerned about what we like to wear and crack down on giving us an education. Let our parents do their job in watching what we wear and start doing yalls job in giving us a good education.

- submitted by a student
November 24, 2004
I currently attend PRC, I have gone to school here since kindergarten and until now I have liked the school. It seems like now the only thing anyone is worried about is how we are dressed. Also because many teachers have quit we have had to cut many wonderful classes.

- submitted by a student
November 20, 2004
For a school in rural Mississippi, the school has done a wonderful job. The teachers and administration are involved and continually looking for ways to improve. The best thing is that they seek the input of parrents and students.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2004
I think that it is a poor school. I think that some of the teachers show favortism and some just don't care. I have experienced several bad teachers and no one seems to care.

- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2004
I do not care for Pearl River Central. Having a child with ADHD, I found them inpossible to deal with. They are required by law to see to these special needs. I found it to be a daily battle fighting for my child's rights. I could have selected another option, but instead I chose to take my child out. I find them way behind in this area.

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2004
I am a new substitute teacher at the high school and I feel that the school is a great school. The students are very high on school spirit and take pride in their extracurricular activities such as the NJROTC. I am finishing up college and I'm studying to become a teacher/coach. The students have done everything in their power to make my job easier and I greatly appreciate that. They come in and say hello to their fellow classmates and get started on their work. So when I finish up college, I think it would be great to be a part of this school.

- submitted by a teacher
July 14, 2004
pearl river central high school is an overall good school. I have no complaints except the uniforms. The students acedemics were improving without uniforms so the uniforms serve no good purpose. Some of the teaching methods that the teachers use are questionable. Other than that, it is a pretty good school

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2004
Rurual school district that is slowly changing due to more people moving in as a result of low cost of living. Like most schools, academic programs are not consistent, and dependent upon who is teaching the class. School emphasizes sports above all, particularly football, although sports programs overall have had mediocre results. One program that stands out is the NJROTC program, a program that has represented the school district well. It is a 12 month program heavy on discipline, and the attainment of excellence.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2004
Many things about this school are very good, but I do think that some things that are being done are not good. I think that putting the students in uniforms is a bad idea. This not only stunts their creativity, but also serves no actual pupose. The schools academics are improving very much, and the extra curricular activities are very good.

- submitted by a student
May 18, 2004
This school is in great and safe location. The school provides superior safety issues and is very concerned about the safety of the children. My husband and I are both graduates of PRCE and our children also attend presently. The classrooms are nice and the school is clean. The programs available are very nice, especially SWAT. My son has learned so much being a member of this club. My husband has quit smoking because of this club. My oldest son is going into the 7th grade next and I haven't had any affiliations with the junior high but I hope it is as nice as the elementary.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2003
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Pearl River Central High School
7407 Hwy 11, Carriere, MS  39426
(601) 798-1986
Last modified Pearl River Central High School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Pearl River Central High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 40 reviews. Top