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Clarksdale High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 874 students


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Posted September 2, 2013

I'm now a junior at CHS. I love being a Wildcat! The make sure every child pass and no child is left behind!
—Submitted by a student

Posted June 11, 2012

Realy bad teachers.. they dont even try to stop the violence and the little gangs in our school...
—Submitted by a student

Posted April 26, 2010

Always want to blame the teachers or the princ, some of these kids are out of control first these parents need to get more involve in their children, McBride is doing great job and if I was in here shoes I would put secur. Fence so when the students enter the gate they can't leave campus like alot of them.

Posted August 11, 2008

This school's uniform policy is no game, and some teachers are only here for the check but you do have a number of teachers who truly care for students....but not all have their best interest at heart.. and i dont know what it is but anyone who becomes principal, vice principal, definitely seems to go on a power craze and make crazy rules at time, but the school is an average school, no doubt the best high school available for a 75 mile radius. With it's problems though it still pans out o be a middle quality school.
—Submitted by a student

Posted August 14, 2007

We just have to be truthful. The only real problem at Clarksdale High School is it's Principal Olenza McBride. All any parent want is for his/her child is to learn. But when you put petty things, such and a little strip color on a shoe or a undershirt(under the uniform), etc... before a child's education then there is a problem. Keep your eyes and ears open, like some of the kids, watch and see how much unfair treatment of student because for trivia things Prin. McBride tries to get away with. As parents, we only as for firm but fair treatment for our children. That's what make a good learning enviroment.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 5, 2006

I attended Clarksdale High School my freshman through sophomore year and like all former students we didn't really agree with some of Mrs. McBride tactics but she got things done and kept the school in order.I'm glad to say I attended Clarksdale High School.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted March 1, 2006

Clarksdale high school teachers are not helping students the only teacher I trust is Jackie Buford. My son comes home and says Mrs Buford really is better than all the other teachers. She is a well respected teacher.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted May 24, 2005

First of all, students and parents always down Mrs.McBride but she's great principal. She gets things done. She show strong leadership and educational abilities. That school has alot potenial. Clarksdale High School is a great school. It opens door for students who going to college. My experience there was great. I graduated for there in 2004 with honor. Don't down CHS !
—Submitted by a former student

Posted May 7, 2005

As I a student, I can honestly say Clarksdale High School is a below average school. The principal is unfair and as a result the teachers are the same way. The administrators puts most of their focus on issues like school uniforms and sports instead of focusing on the main issues which are the students. Every student should be treated the same. No student should have special prevliges over another student. If any parents are considering sending their kids to this school,please reconsider.
—Submitted by a student

Posted November 9, 2004

I hate this school because of the school unifroms. If they are going to wear uniforms let them wear a different color than the elementry schools. There principal is such a drag!
—Submitted by a student

Posted August 31, 2004

Although I think Clarksdale High School has the potential to be a great institution, currently in lacks good leaders to steer it in that direction. Overall, the administration focuses too much on the uniform policy and too little on education. If they would put more energy into teaching their students, then this would be a much better school. As a whole, Clarksdale High School focuses too much on those highly educated students who need less guidance and less academic attention and you all tend to look over those mediocore or 'average' students who are crying out for help. Of course, the teachers can only follow in the footsteps of their leader. Unfortunately, the current leader, Mrs. McBride, is just mediocore in her own right and until this aspect of the school changes, Clarksdale High School will never be any more than it already is...which is below average.
—Submitted by a former student

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Writing - Informative Essay

The state average for Writing - Informative Essay was 97% in 2012.

207 students were tested at this school in 2012.




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.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.








Biology I

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

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.








English II

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

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.








U.S. History

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

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.








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%
White 1% 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 96%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1101 Wildcat Dr
Clarksdale, MS 38614
Phone: (662) 627-8530


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