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Sumner Hill Jr Hi School

Public | 9 & ungraded | 2 students


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Posted February 5, 2014

Like most schools in the country, there is not enough properly trained special Ed teachers available. They need to send their teachers to workshops and conferences on dyslexia. There are many kids with specific LD's and to lump their needs all together is not ok. We are fourtante to have the Dyslexia Learning Center at Miss College, here. I wish the school district and the college would work together more to provide the teachers more knowledge and training on dyslexia.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 16, 2005

Sumner Hill has so far been my favorite of the schools in the Clinton Public School District! Sumner Hill is also where I learned the most. It truly bridges the gap between Junior High, and High School! The teachers were the best! The one thing that stands out the most is peer to peer tutoring in the cafeteria on certain mornings. The counselors paired people who needed tutors in certain classes with people who were doing extremely well and who agreed to help. The math teachers also stayed after school to help on Tuesdays. It has not been long since I left Sumner Hill. I am now a Junior at Clinton High! The only negative thing about Sumner Hill was the many detentions for every litte thing, but that could also be a positive because it teaches great discipline.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted January 27, 2005

Sumner Hill has provided a diverse, well-rounded educational environment for my child. The staff is dedicated and capable. My child is very satisfied with the relationships he has forged among the faculty, administration and student body. If there was an area for improvement I would have to say I would prefer to see dress codes more carefully monitored. It is hard for me as a parent to teach proper grooming when there is not a corresponding standard at the school. Realistically, that is less a fault of the school and more an indication of society's norms. The only other area I would seek to improve is to raise the academic demands placed on students. My child is an A-B student, no genius, but cruises through his studies with relative ease (<30 min. homework/night). I had hoped the ninth grade curriculum and honors classes would have challenged him more.
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Posted December 17, 2004

I am the parent of a current student at this school. I have been extremely disappointed in the administration of this school. I have always been pleased with the other schools in this district; however, administration at this school is alarmingly out of touch with reality. They play favorites. This is very unfortunate for the children that attend this school. My older child attended this school and it was the same way then as it is now.
—Submitted by a parent

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Grade level

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.








Biology I

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

349 students were tested at this school in 2013.








English II

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








U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 62% 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 53% 50%
White 41% 46%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Hispanic 2% 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 36%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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400 West Northside Dr
Clinton, MS 39056
Phone: (601) 924-5510


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