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North Pontotoc Elementary School

Public | PK-4 & ungraded | 15 students

 

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Posted July 24, 2009

I attended another school in Pontotoc County, and wanted my children to attend my alma matter. However, it worked best for them to attend my husband's alma matter - North Pontotoc. I feel we have been blessed to have our children at North Pontotoc. They are proud to be Vikings. We have had excellent teachers, a supportive administration, and an involved PTO. I am excited to be an active part of PTO for the next few years my children are at North Pontotoc. My only concern is that we need a larger facility. Our school system is growing. I encourage everyone to actively support our school so that we can achieve even greater successes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2007

I graduated from North and loved it then. I have a daughter in the seventh and one in the first grade. I have been well pleased with the academic programs at North. My oldest daughter is in the gifted program. The rotation classes are wonderful too. The rotation teachers are great. They learn so much in art, Bible, music, library and physical education. The band at North is great. I have always tried to be involved with my daughters at the school. I have volunteered a lot this year. I have really enjoyed it. The teachers my children have had are great. The whole administration and staff at North are great. I would recommend North to anyone looking for a great school for their children. The teachers are concerned about the children learning.
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Posted July 23, 2005

My daughter and son went there and I still have one son there now. They have all enjoyed North and the teachers. My sons are in special education and get the very best of help they need. The staff have always been very nice and I feel right at home there. They offer great opportunities in sports (that I didn't have in school) and rotation in art, libruary, gym, and computers. I would not want to move for fear of losing the best school I think my children can have. My children get the correction they diserve and the teaching to know the difference. Thanks to all the teachers that have made a difference in my childrens lives. Sherrie Greenwood
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Posted January 9, 2004

i am a former student now a mother of a first grader at North Pontotoc. my child likes school. i have only heard great things about her teachers. as a parent i wasn't thrilled about my child going to North until i volunteered some last year. the staff was great and very nice to me they made me want to come back.
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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 75% 46%
Hispanic 11% 3%
Black 9% 50%
Two or more races 4% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 68%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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8324 Hwy 15 North
Ecru, MS 38841
Phone: (662) 489-5613

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