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Thames Elementary School

Public | PK-6 & ungraded | 79 students

 

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Posted October 27, 2013

THAMES ELEMENTARY IS A GREAT SCHOOL THE COURSES ARE VERY WELL TAUGHT BY THE CAREFULLY SELECTED TEACHERS. THE PRINCIPAL SENDS TEACHERS TO WORKSHOPS IN OTHER STATES SO THEY CAN LEARN MORE TEACHING SKILLS FOR THE STUDENTS. THE STAFF THERE IS ALWAYS GREETING YOU. I JUST HAVE LOVED THE ATMOSPHERE EVERY SINCE MY DAUGHTER BEEN THERE. THE SCHOOL IS DIVERSE SO THAT IS GREAT FOR THE KIDS AND STAFF NO ONE IS TREATED DIFFERENT WHICH REPRESENTS OUR COUNTRY. THE SCHOOL IS ALSO IN A NICE COMMUNITY AND KEEPS THE SCHOOL AND GROUNDS UP. #PROUDMOTHER #KEEPSTRIVINGTHAMES
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Posted July 7, 2008

Thames has been a great blessing to my child. We moved to Hattiesburg, not knowing what to expect in a new place, and we found that this school is considered 'the best in Hattiesburg' by everyone in the local area. Even many of my professors at USM said that Thames was great. After my daughter's second year there, we have been nothing but pleased. I also really love the fact that they teach the children Spanish twice a week.
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Posted October 11, 2007

Great School Great Teachers!!!
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Posted October 24, 2006

An outstanding elementary school! The music and Spanish program are wonderful, as are the very low class sizes- with a paraeducator in every class!The principal, counselors and staff are committed and caring. Our experience with the Hattiesburg Public Schools, and Thames in particular, was wonderful. A diverse, caring, challenging atmosphere and excellent elective programs-who could ask for more?
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Posted July 31, 2006

The leadership, the quality of the teachers and the nurturing environment make Thames Elementary School an outstanding place to educate children here in Hattiesburg. The level of committment that all of the adults have made to making the children successful is evident as soon as you walk through the door!
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Posted January 20, 2006

The quality if the academic programs at Thames Elementary are superior. This school currently has a program in place that allows all children K-6 to learn Spanish from Unversity Professors at the University of Southern Mississippi. I am not aware of school sports programs sponsored by Thames Elementary, but the YMCA sponsors a soccer league and this is a huge deal in Hattiesburg. I would say the level of parent involvement is about average. This school is located near the local university and several of the professors there send their children to this school. I have been very pleased with this school and my child enjoys attending school here.
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Posted January 15, 2005

My son is in first grade there, and we have been thrilled with the education and attention he's receiving! He's been allowed/encouraged to work ahead of grade level in reading and math; also there is a strong climate of encouraging parental participation. We've loved the teachers, principal, librarian, and support staff. This is a wonderful school.
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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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
68%

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 59% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
47%

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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
46%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

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

Writing - Informative Essay

The state average for Writing - Informative Essay was 89% in 2012.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
74%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
43%
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 77% 50%
White 15% 46%
Hispanic 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 77%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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2900 Jamestown Rd
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
Phone: (601) 582-6655

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