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South Jones High School

Public | 7-12 & ungraded | 1254 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted August 12, 2012

My children have gone to south jones from Elementary through high school, I think the school is pretty good with the exception of the physical education program which is geared towards football/baseball and basketball. For students that do not participate in these activities it appears they do nothing during phys ed classes. Also school food could be much better with more variety.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2009

I am a student here and this school is great. The lunches could be better but overall it is a good school. The art department is great and the teacher is fun.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 30, 2008

I think that South Jones has (some) great courses, and (some) great students, like most schools. I believe it is a lot Safer School, than in a Lot of States and even Cities. My children have been to quite a few over the years. Last Stop, this one, before College, hopefully.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2007

I am a student at South and I think the school could do some things better. Although the music program is amazing, the school's discipline and the students' food is lacking. Many teachers do not enforce the rules.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 13, 2007

I am a Student at South Jones!! It is a great School in Jones Mississippi! They Have a EXCENLENT Band Program, GREAT Teachers, And EVERYTHING in this School Is GREAT!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 29, 2006

I went to South and it is a GREAT school. I find myself ahead of Forrest County school graduates in the business and college world. Their music program is the best in the state and they have great sports too. It is a safe and relaxed environment for kids of all ages.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 3, 2005

The academic programs at this school aren't the best they could be. The teachers don't support their students as much as they should. The music programs are great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 19, 2004

South is a great school! Both of my kids including myself have went to this school. The school has a good learning enviroment. It is great for any kid to go to! It also has the highest grades in the county, the sports are great.
—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 63% in 2013.

259 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

259 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
83%
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 93% in 2012.

211 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%
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

Writing - Informative Essay

The state average for Writing - Informative Essay was 97% in 2012.

168 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%
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 64% in 2013.

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
48%
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

Algebra I

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

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
87%
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

Biology I

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

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
96%
English II

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

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
71%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 62% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
97%
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 79% 46%
Black 18% 50%
Hispanic 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian 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 62%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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