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McLaurin Elementary School

Public | PK-6 & ungraded | 707 students

 

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Posted January 28, 2012

McLaurin Elementary has really flourished under the leadership of Mrs. Nowlin & Dr. Brown. They truly love their job and care about all of the students. McLaurin Elementary students are able to learn and have fun at the same time. Testing is not the driving force here, like it is at so many other schools.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 9, 2011

I have 2 Kids at McLaurin! Great Teachers!! 1 of my kids started K and the other started 1st Grade here... We have been at McLaurin for 5 Years now! Still love it very much! If I ever had a problem with anyone or anything they worked with me to fix it! They feel like family!! Everyone knows everyone it's like living in a small town!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2008

I am a parent with one child in the elementary and one in the jr high. I would rate the ele. 5 Stars hands down. The jr high on the other hand needs serious updated teachers, the office staff is great, but the teacher /coach thing isnt working. They do not know the lesson they are teaching and my all a's daughter has struggled all year in the classes that are taught by teacher/coaches.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2006

As someone else reported, mclaurin is like sending your child to family. That is exactly the problem at this school. I send my child to school to learn. It's as if they are telling them to memorize what they are teaching them instead of actually teaching them. This school is the reason our family is moving to another school district as well as state.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2006

McLaurin is a great school. It is like sending your child to school with family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2006

I feel that this school is in need of leadership. the teacher are very unhappy , and it is due to the administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2006

I have a daughther in kindergarten and we are so lucky to go to such a small wonderful school. We have two very good teachers. Our daughter can already read on a more advanced level. She is constantly writing and asking how to spell things. She loves to go to school every morning. Our bus driver takes very good care of her. When we have the opportunity to go to the school, and there are plenty including parent lunches and book fairs, we are impressed by the parental involvement. We are pleased with everything from administration, to teachers, to bus drivers, to extracurricular activities. She plays tee ball and cheerleads for the Star Mclaurin Youth Association. We love this school and most importantly our daughter loves this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2004

This is a fantastic school! My daughter is in Kindergarten and has two of the most wonderful teachers. I feel very safe sending her to school each morning. I am very satisfied with the principal and all of the staff I have met. And I just feel blessed that she attends there. Keep up the good 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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
46%

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 59% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
54%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
45%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
82%
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 63% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
50%
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

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 77% 46%
Black 21% 50%
Hispanic 2% 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 74%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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