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Diberville Middle School

Public | 5-8 & ungraded | 674 students

 

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Posted September 2, 2013

My children attended this school, stress past tense, and it is horrible. We moved out of state and my children have attended other schools. They tell me how bad Diberville was. The middle school principal has no integrity, he doesn't mind lying and he thinks none of us will know it. Apparently he doesn't believe we can look up laws and contact state school authorities to verify his statements. All this school cares about is its federal funding. They will actually make comments about wanting your child to stay there because they score high on the state exam and they need that. I don't care about their state exam, I care about my children's education. I often had to correct what children were taught at school because it was incorrect information. I can go on and on about this pitiful excuse for a school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2013

As a long-term substitute teacher for two teachers during the 2012/2013 school year, I can easily say that D'Ibervillew Middle School has some of the most respectful and hard working students in the entire district. As a substitute teacher, I have been reviled and talked down to by students and teachers of a few of the other schools on the coast... but the administration, faculty, staff, and students at DMS made me feel welcome, and even important, while serving there. If my children were young enough to be in grades 4-8, I would not hesitate for a moment to register them at D'Iberville Middle School. I am retired military, and I have witnessed how the folks at DMS work hard with military families to see that their children are properly placed and cared for in every way. If DMS had an opening for a full time grade 4-8 opening, I would apply for it in a heartbeat! DMS is truly a great school! ><>


Posted November 8, 2012

Military Families beware!!!! If you are assigned to Keesler DO NOT live in the D'iberville area. Especially if your child will be in grades 4-8. Some of the teachers are busy displacing a fashion show, gossiping, and bullying the children rather than teaching them. The Principals are busy giving out demerits on hear say rather than sticking to the facts. They are not friendly to new comers.!!!They tell the parents one thing and do another. If you started a college fund, I suggest you use it for private school rather than allowing this school to steal your child s innocence! As a military family we have traveled all over the word and have gone to many schools. This is the worst school we have ever been too!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2012

The DMS has gone through many changes. Principals,teachers and location since the other reviews have been written. It is now located at 3020 Warrior Dr. This is the old high school. The grades that attend DMS are 4-8. The principal is Dean Scarbrough, and he has done an excellent job of fixing the old building up and making it a pleasent place for children to learn. The teacher are exceptional. They really care about the students and go above and beyond to help them succed. DMS is a star schoo, which is the hghest rating given by the state. They also now offer art, music, PE and library as specials for the 4 and 5 graders. DMS is a great school and I am very happy that my children attend there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2008

The teachers go above and beyond expectations. They truly care about the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2007

Communication between the school and parents is poor concerning extracurricilar activities for the kids. Also, the vice principle and teachers are more concerned with passing out demerits for petty offenses than they are with teaching.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2007

I have five children in the D'Iberville school system, three of which are adopted.I have never been so proud to be a part of that school as I was the day two of our adopted sons were placed there.They were welcomed with opened arms and treated as part of the community from day one.There aren't words to describe my admiration for Mrs. Luther and Mr. E, along with the group of teachers there.They are the BEST.We lost everything we had in the storm,as did most others in D'Iberville, and the love,compassion and understanding that they gave to my kids during this time can never be replaced.My children thrive academically,emotionally and socially at DMS and I cant imagine my children being anywhere else.Thank you from the bottom of my heart Mrs. Luther,MR E and your awesome group there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2006

This is my child's first year attending public school. I'm appalled at the lack of care and concern these teachers have for the education of our children. My child's grades have dropped since attending this school. If you see a child is weak in a subject area, as educators, you should be willing to help a child to succeed. When a child ask for your help and tell you they don't understand something your response should not be 'Oh well'. The testing material is different from what they are given to study. We should not be up until 10pm completing homework and assignments that do not count and are not graded. During Parent-Teacher conferences I'm being told 'It's only going to get harder.' Parents we need to step up for our children. What happen to 'No Child Left Behind'? We need to pray for Harrison County District.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2006

I think that Diberville middle school is an awesome school. all of my family members attended at that school including myself.Mrs.luther is a great principal I love her to death.She gives the students fair well disipline,but some other staff at the school are not that friendly. Over all i know that i will keep my daughter in diberville schools until she graduates. even though Hurricane katrina has blew the school away She and my three year old son will continue to attend thse great schools!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2004

It's a good school but my child dislikes one of his teachers.He says they always do work but never get grades.That's why is grade went from an A to a B.Other than that it is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2004

I feel as if the school had more teachers who where willing to teach, instead of eating and drinking in front of our children, then we would have more productive adults in the furture. This school does not stand behind it's word. The teachers do not interact with parents enough and the parents feel as if they aren't allowed to go to the school and questioned the schools teachers. One of the main problems that I have with this school is that my child has been in art all year and on the report card it states that it is study hall. I assumed that my child would be getting a grade for art but he didn't.So,why are tax payers dollars being wasted on a subject that doesn't give our children a credit for the work.
—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.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
68%

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

Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

166 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

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

Algebra I

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

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
n/a
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
White 62% 46%
Black 20% 50%
Asian 12% 1%
Hispanic 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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10000 Gorenflo Rd
Diberville, MS 39540
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