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Jefferson County Upper Elementary School

Public | 5-6 & ungraded | 231 students

 

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Posted November 28, 2006

Currently Jefferson county Middle School has be separated into two schools respectively, and Upper Elementary and Junior High. Since the date of the last comment in Nov. 2005 this school has gone through a drastic change. They are both led by professional and caring principals who take parents concerns seriously. Many decisions are based on the children's needs and for the betterment. I have no doubt that the district and schools will succeed and improving overall test scores of students. Sometimes caring is half the battle. My sons enjoy attending school there and I appreciate the principals, staff and faculty for all they do. I feel that a few more extracurricular activities could be initiated and there is a PTA that started this school year that serves the Upper Elementary and Junior High.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2005

The Middle School in Jefferson County is out of control. There is no positive leadership, no fairness, consistenty. It need to be restructed. All of the responsibilities lay solely on the teachers and that just isn't right.
—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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
37%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
70%

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 57% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
29%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
18%
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.

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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
Black 100% 50%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 3%
Two or more races 0% 1%
White 0% 46%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 99%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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442 Hwy 33
Fayette, MS 39069
Phone: (601) 786-3900

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