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Eastside Elementary School

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Posted May 21, 2014

This is not a great school. The communication between the parents and teachers is lacking. They don't have regularly scheduled parent-teacher conferences, you only hear about issues when your child comes home with a demerit. They don't allow the children to talk at lunch, after only a 10 minute recess. The arts/music program is lacking. Surprising for what was heralded as one of the better districts in the state. There aren't many opportunities for parents to get involved, unless you're "in". Our kid is an average student and this year she's become very discouraged about school and her abilities. Her teachers are snappy and don't use the "positive discipline" method, which is a change for her. This is an average school, we'll be switching to a private school for next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2013

EASTSIDE is average, I suppose. However, MY children deserve and require better. Well below acceptable are Math and Language instruction, overall school management (bad Principal) and the school system's singular focus on scoring high on standardized testing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2012

I have to disagree with the sentiment that this is one of the best schools. Healthy children mean healthy minds and bodies. Taking away recess is asking for unattentive, disruptive children. The children are not allowed to even talk at lunch. The demerit system is a failure, and teachers lack the inability to communicate with parents except by demerit notes that are brought home by children. I have heard many parents say that they have not had a good experience with Eastside Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2009

School experience is good so far. Very difficult to get involved, especially in the PTA, if you're not a member of the 'in' crowd or the wealthy elite.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2007

This school is great! My child just loves going to school every day. The teachers are so caring and the school leadership is second to none. I have had to go to the office about a situation only once, and it was handled with so much compassion and sensitivity. I would like to see more sports offered to our boys at school. My child does love the PE instructors here though. I am an active member of the PTA and it is very involved. Eastside is a wonderful school for students going through a difficult age. Fourth and fifth grade is difficult and everyone at this school works to make each child feel special.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2007

I must say We've been very disappointed this year. I have a son in fifth grade. You can not imagine the amount of fights this year. I believe it is the result of the principle not having enough experience as a leader... I believe this school can be saved with a new principle. The assistant principle is much more involved with our children...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2004

More parental involvement is needed to insure that our children master the skills of learning. Our experience at Eastside has been a very good one and we appreciate all of the staff at the school especially Dr. Gladney's leadership. Parents must take an active stand in their child's education.
—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.

341 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

341 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
86%
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 59% in 2013.

344 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

344 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
77%
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 89% in 2012.

304 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%
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 63% in 2013.

344 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
61%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 48% 50%
White 44% 46%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 1%
Hispanic 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
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 49%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Clinton, MS 39056
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