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New Hope Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 16 students

 

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Posted May 13, 2014

We love New Hope Elementary School!!! We moved here just before my son's 1st grade year & we couldn't be happier. He is very advanced & his teacher was very quick to recognize his need to be challenged & has done a fantastic job of keeping him engaged & giving him challenging assignments. Mrs. Murphy is the best. All the teachers are so loving and ready with a hug for the kids as they leave school for the day new feel so blessed to have found this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2012

Please think twice about letting your child go to this school. Based on my experience it was horrible. Sad to say, but there are teachers that will not help kids at all if they are having difficulties academically depending on their race. Some kindergarten teachers do not care if a child master a skill or not. Every kid is different, so therefore they learn different. This school has lots of teachers who sees color of skin.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2009

I have one who has graduated and two in elemntary school. Overall the schools have been good. However, when the teachers let the students do what ever they want, then something is wrong. Students are being passed without much homework. As far as I can see, the one who will be paying the price is the student. The teachers in high school really do not care about grades, it is all about sports. True, teachers do care about them, if they are into some kind of sport and that is wrong. They need new staff from bus drivers, to kitchen workers, to teachers. I will have to say that there are some very wonderful teachers, and some that are not. Each of my younger children both have had a teacher that would not work with me no matter how much I tried to talk to them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2008

I am a teacher at New Hope Elementary school. I am very discouraged at all the negitive feedback I have read about our school. The teachers at New Hope are some of the best that I've ever worked with. Some stay late into the evening or even come to school very early to make sure the students here have a great education. I know that we live in Mississippi and that our state is low academically, however, most of it is due to state policy, not the faculty and administration at our school. We just have to do the best with what we have been given. I have also worked in the inclusion programs in our school and have seen children benefit tremendously from it. Most teachers at our school will bend over backwards to help speacial needs children learn in the best way they can.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 25, 2008

I have to disagree with the poster regarding special services. My son, adopted internationally at age 3, has some learning problems. In his three years at NHE, I have been very pleased with all his teachers and the special services he receives. I have always taken a very active role in his education also, and he has done well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2007

If you have a child with a learning disability beware! Our son is language impaired. After scoring low on many language test given by the psychometrist. We were told that he would be placed in special ed for a couple of hours a week. Speech/Language was not offered and the Principal and teachers were of no help! Get your child tested privately and then fight for the services he/she deserves. This school and/or staff will not help you. Your child will be the child left behind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

This is my sons first year at New Hope. He is in first grade, so far he is having a great year. He has a very good teacher, very strict, something that he needs. Two thumbs up for New Hope
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2006

I am sorry to say, I am an Alumni of New Hope School. My two children go to school there now since my husband and I moved back to Columbus and moved back in the New Hope area. My children came from a Level 5 School and I am very displeased with New Hope. You can try to get a clear understanding to the Principle but I am here to tell you it will not happen! You have an individual who shows he could care less just as soon as you stand up from your chair. The Teachers, 5 out of 55 might be good. If NHS were anything like 10-20yrs ago, you would thing it was a wonderful school. Not anymore, if you have a teacher telling you how things happen daily you know the school needs help. Please someone form higher up come in and help this problem.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 17, 2006

I have a child that goes to New Hope Elementary and I unfortuanly do not live in MS. I find that the school is not very open to connecting with its out of state parents. I use the website to keep updated about my child's education, unfortunatly the site is updated only 2 times a year. I have already complained to the head tech person at the school board, which is what prompted the first update. They don't have email contacts for teachers or parent teacher conferences or PTO nights listed. I am very disappointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2004

We relocated here when my oldest child was a fourth grader and my middle child in kindergarten. I feel we have received excellent instruction and with the exception of a couple of teachers, we have been very pleased. This is by far the only public school in the area I would let my chidren attend.I disagree with the assumption that private schools in this area provide a better education. The biggest benefit they provide is better student-teacher ratio. I feel this school not only is giving my kids a good education, but also has good extracirricular activities for them. Baseball, softball, cheerleaders, and dance teams consistently win state championships.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2004

I find it typical of this area for those that are from here 'New Hope Alumni' to be proud of their school, but speaking honestly, they have nothing to compare it to! We relocated here, and have gone back and forth from New Hope to private school and are still unhappy. Classrooms are approximately 23 to 1 and 'Merit' is not challenging. There is a reason that Mississippi rates next to last in the nation in public education. Some teachers are great and some are not worth anything, and if you're new you will get the worst because you will not know the difference until it is too late! Just do not be blind when looking at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2004

Terrible facilities, low standards, terrible curriculum, and the school doesn't seem to care. Military folks stationed here hate to see their kids in any of these local schools. Private schools in this area are the best way to go....if you can get in. Military families home school or send their children to private school at around 30% (Highest of any Air Force Base). Pray your kids don't have to attend the public school system in this area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2004

Best School in a 100 mile radius maybe more. As a New Hope alumni, I have to say that New Hope gave me what I needed to take my education to the next level. I attended K-12 and proudly send my children to New Hope. Athletics are wonderful, and the teachers are incredible.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 23, 2004

THe academics at New Hope are offered at a variety of levels. If you have a child that's handicapped he has a home at New Hope. A child slower to learn can be placed in inclusion and gifted children have the opportunity to participate in Merit and later advanced placement classes. Teachers are to tutor and work to help students accomplish their goals. Wide variety of extracurricular activities: Baseball, softball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, cheerleading and last and always least football. I have not regretted my decision to relocate and send my children to New Hope.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2004

Poor education standards compared to Northern schools. Best in area but that's not saying much. Brighter students are bored and are not challenged although the Merit classes for 'gifted' students does raise the level a little. Class size is higher than posted. Only sport worth playing here is Baseball and Softball.
—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.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

178 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%
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.

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
54%
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
White 62% 46%
Black 35% 50%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 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 59%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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199 Enlow Rd
Columbus, MS 39702
Phone: (662) 244-4760

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