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Falkner High School

Public | 7-12 & ungraded | 246 students

 

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Posted October 29, 2009

excellent school. the teacher are incredibe at what they do. they are all very personal and know what they are teaching. they will not allow you to fail unless you just dont care. the new principle is doing a great job and has brough many new ideas for bettering our school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 22, 2009

i lovee this school its the best school ive ever went to. and the teachers actualy help u when u need it and not like my other schools...which just helps the ball players
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 9, 2009

I love the people . The school needs to be remodeled though.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 63% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
47%
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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

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.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
39%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
100%
English II

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

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
88%
U.S. History

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

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
100%
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 72% 46%
Black 23% 50%
Hispanic 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
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 79%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Hwy 15 North
Falkner, MS 38629
Phone: (662) 837-7892

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