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Grenada High School

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Posted July 17, 2013

GHS is an OKAY school but some teachers have their "favorites" that they show more attention to. Another thing is Dress code. They will send your to In school detention or sometimes send you home if you're out of dresscode. Which is more important? An Education or Uniform? That's really the only rule they in force. Gun issues has also occurred. The school responded to this by installing metal detectors ONLY for visitors who come to the school NOT for students. *Being that A STUDENT was the one with the gun.

Posted April 22, 2011

Well as someone who went through major transitions at this school I am very disappointed in the school officials. I doesn't take long to realize that the "Grenada Band" is more important than academics. Teachers get in trouble if they keep students from going to band in order for them to finish their work. I graduated three years ago and it has gone downhill. GHS has a major drug problem and it needs to be addressed and anyone who gets their feeling hurt by random drug searches needs to leave. Another thing, half of the baseball and football team are smoking pot among other things. The classes are not challenging b/c half the students can't read and the teacher has to stop teaching. These classes do not prepare you for college at a university or anywhere for that matter.

Posted December 22, 2010

This school district is not focused on the kids's more of a minimum security prison that's focused on behavior modification than on academics. My experiences with the administration left a lot to be desired, and many of the stories my child brings home about the classroom atmosphere are quite disturbing. I would not recommend this school district unless your child is in elementary school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 16, 2009

they give the kids one on one time that is important!!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 30, 2009

Grenada High School is an ok school but the problem is that they seem to care more about dress code than anything. They trip out over the most rediculous things. I'm not saying it's a terrible school, i'm just saying that they need to let up on the dress code rules a little bit.
—Submitted by a student

Posted March 2, 2009

the work at this school easy, and I need to be challenged.
—Submitted by a student

Posted January 27, 2007

This has been a great school until recently. For the last few years this school had guidance, leadership, and vision; however, recent changes in the principal and other top individuals in the school district have brought changes that are not very positive and definitely not student and academic oriented. The faculty and staff are top notch and the students have the potential to be the best anywhere, but all of that is not emphasized anymore.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 31, 2006

Grenada High School's advanced academic classes are very helpful in college preparation. I enjoy the teachers. They always do their best to help us in anyway they can. Also, our school band is very important to us. I believe the only real problem with the school is that there are some levels of favoritism to some students. Some students get away with breaking the rules where others can not. We will be getting a new principal this year. Hopefully he will be fair and make sure the rules are enforced as fairly as possible. We do have parents that play a strong role in our school, but it would be nice to see a little more parent involvement. Overall, the school is a safe and caring learning environment.
—Submitted by a student

Posted March 11, 2004

Well Grenada High School is a good school overall and it's good that the parents as well as the teachers care about us. The principal Dr. Taylor overall is a fair man and I appreciate his effort and helping us to become a better school in the state. Teachers is giving us this 3rd 9 weeks test that is hard so we have to study and do our best.
—Submitted by a student

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Writing - Informative Essay

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

249 students were tested at this school in 2012.




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

Algebra I

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

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.








Biology I

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

324 students were tested at this school in 2013.








English II

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

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.








U.S. History

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

232 students were tested at this school in 2013.








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 51% 46%
Black 48% 50%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 3%
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 61%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1875 Fairground Rd
Grenada, MS 38901
Phone: (662) 226-8844


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