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Charleston Middle School

Public | 5-8 & ungraded | 7 students

 

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Posted March 25, 2011

THIS SCHOOL IS REAL GOOD, MRS.JOHNSON IS A GREAT PRINCIPAL, MY DAUGHTER WAS HAVING PROBLEMS OUT THERE AND SHE WORK WITH ME TIL IT WAS RESOLVE, AND THE TEACHERS AND STAFF ARE VERY FRIENDLY , THEY CARES BOUT YOUR CHILD AND WILL WORK WITH YOU, SO ALL IN ALL I GIVE THIS SCHOOL 10,
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2005

My family and I were thrilled with the turn around of Charleston Middle School this year. Mrs. Hardy and her staff focused more on academics, attendance, etc. and the parent involvement seemed stronger than it has ever been. Also, we were very pleased with the elementary band program and we were saddened when Miss Richmond decided to leave us. She is a fabulous elementary band director. We are also very please with Mrs. Callender and her 'Challenge' class, which gives students extracurricular involvement. Safety and security for our children is important as well and we were please with the school's staff, such as security officers and such. We are anxious to see the outcome of the new school uniform policy. We believe it is needed and will help with discipline problems. Overall, we are thrilled with CMS and hope that these changes will also be made at Charleston Junior High School.
—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 59% in 2013.

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35%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

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41%
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 57% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
32%
Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
51%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
21%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
31%
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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
33%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
55%
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

Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

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2010

 
 
27%
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

Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
25%
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

Writing - Informative Essay

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

103 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

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.

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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 67% 50%
White 33% 46%
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%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 89%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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17 Oak Grove Rd
Charleston, MS 38921
Phone: (662) 647-2115

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