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O'bannon High School

Public | 7-12 & ungraded | 5 students

 

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Posted April 6, 2010

I have 2 boys at O'Bannon one with special needs and another in regular course 7th and 1st grader my 1st grader is okay teachers or good but my 7th grade with the learning disabilities is have a very hard time his being bully by students and teachers he talk to us and we went to address it before the school and the prinicpal and assistant prinicpal had no time to talk to us which was their reply when we want to talk to them about this issue. I am working on remove both children and not letting my baby go to this school because of this fact. So my rate for this school is rated very, very low and could be better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2009

O'Bannon is an excellent choice for high achieving students. the principal and staff are available to provide students with the proper assessment tools and objectives that will make them prepared for a job well done. Congratulations OBHS I am not surprised.


Posted March 4, 2009

Norma C O'Bannon, everyone who has ever step their foot through the door understand that O'Bannon is a Great school. Many people do not have teacher that will go the extra mile for them. If you need help there are teachers who will step out and help. Teachers who also, teaches you the values of life outside of those walls. I love my school, and will also cherish the memories at My Dear O'Bannon High.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 23, 2005

There is no doubt that O'Bannon is a great school. I'm not a parent, but I am a former student. After graduating and going off to college, I found that I was fully prepared. The teachers did a wonderful job of teaching and mentoring. I do not think that any other school in the city of Greenville can hold a candle to Norma C. O'Bannon High School. In addition, the environment is so nurturing. It is extremely conducive to learning. The faculty truly believes that all students can and will learn. Thank you faculty of OBHS for a job well done. Special shout-outs to: Ms. Nina Taylor, Ms. Tawanda Fisher, Ms. Tannica Ervin, Ms. Lynette Stafford, Mr. Cicero Hall, Ms. Shirley Williams, Mr. Chris Lott, Mr. Fred Carroll, Mrs. Dianne Wilson, Ms. Odelia Cooper, Mrs. Cyntrilla Alexander and Ms. Nina Jones for the outstanding job that you do!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 11, 2005

I am not a parent, but I was a student. O'Bannon High School has struggled the last past years going through 3 different principles since Rev.Hall retired. The school has a lot of potential for being a great school,all it need is principle and faculty that will be willing to go the distance with the students.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
43%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
32%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
36%
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.

79 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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
22%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
78%
English II

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

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
64%
U.S. History

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

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
93%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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
Black 95% 50%
White 3% 46%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1203 South Raceway Rd
Greenville, MS 38701
Phone: (662) 335-2637

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