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Gentry High School

Public | 10-12 & ungraded | 507 students


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Posted October 13, 2010

Gentry is a High Schhol that put the values in an unbeliverable. It teaches you the sky has no limit.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 19, 2010

I graduated from Gentry High in 2008. While I was there, I made up my mind that I was going to put my all into my education.People stop complaining about your short comings. I graduated with honors, and had a FULL scholarship to attend Southern Ms. However, Gentry taught me to be the best that I can be. Also I believed in our motto, if Better is possible, then good is not enough. Instead I joined the Air Force. So now I have my scholarship, and plus free tution. So until you implie yourself, dont knock Gentry.
—Submitted by a student

Posted August 2, 2009

I have been affiliated with this school for several years. I have found Gentry High to be a place where most children do not care about their education; parents do not attend PTA meetings; most teachers can care less about educating students. The list goes on and on. Our school is now in conservorship. I think the conservator does not care much. The school is in dire need of repair (50+ years old) the school floods when it rains. Righ now our school is awful from the top to the bottom.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 7, 2009

I am a 10th grade student and I feel Gentry is a good school and I feel that if we all tried we will be a better school! All school has problems, no school is perfect. It's not the staff, its the school children who needs home training and needs to be discipline.
—Submitted by a student

Posted March 13, 2009

Im a 10th grade student, and I feel that gentry high school is not as good of a school as it needs to be. I feel that the teachers(some) really dont care about us as students. In some of my classes I feel as if I am not learning anything and I would like to be challenged more and taken more seriously.Gentry also needs to have many repairs. The fact that it rains on the students and the roofs are caving in is a danger to the students and staff. Futhermore, I feel that the school needs a major make over. The district needs to stop and look at the problems that are being caused at gentry high school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 25, 2009

I am a tenth-grader at Gentry and I must say that I am very dissapointed about attending this school. There is no type of discipline and people seem as if they do not care. There is way to much negativity in this school enviorment. I was so ready to get to this school and now that I am here it is no were near as great as I thought it would be. This does not even feel like a high school to me. I just do not know what to say about this school.
—Submitted by a student

Posted July 28, 2008

Say what you please, students are students no matter where you go. I believe that the staff at Gentry High School really care and believe in their students. Their goal is to put them in the best position possible to be successful, and its up to the students to do their part. I am a 2008 graduate of GHS and I will be attending Howard University In the fall, I am also in the Navy and I have a job making an above average income for my age. None of these things would be possible without the teachers, staff, and my peers at GHS. The lessons I learned there are ones that I will always take with me wherever I go.
—Submitted by a student

Posted July 11, 2008

I graduated from Gentry in 2004. Although the falculty and staff tried their best to provide me with all the tools of success that a student needs, i feel that i was cheated. All students are taught at a medium level, and higher achievers gain nothing during this process.
—Submitted by a student

Posted June 29, 2007

I am now going into my third year at Gently. It feels good to go to a school where I feel the teachers are intact with my needs and the need of other students. The teachers and Mr. Kirksey are doing a wonderful job of keeping things on track. Many doors will now start to be open to me since this is my senior year, and I know that because Gentry High School is making it possible. The academic programs are great because they give you a chance to learn in the class rooms and out. There are many activities going on at school like band, drill team, football, baseball, volleyball, basketball, softball, library club, yearbook, dance groups, chess team, academic decathlon, national honor society, and many more that students should join. Each and everyday Gentry is always 'A Cut Above The Rest!'
—Submitted by a student

Posted October 22, 2006

I graduated from Gentry in 2006. While attending 'The Big 'G'', I learned many things. The teachers have a way to make sure that all of their students learn and have the right understanding of the subject. Other than academics, Gentry has a very good athletic department. The principle was Mr. McIntosh. he was the best principle I ever had!! He always made time for his students even if he were busy, if a student had a problem, he would always take time to talk to that student personally. Crystal Thomas
—Submitted by a former student

Posted May 31, 2006

I love Gentry High School which is the best school in MS. We are always trying to live up to the school's motto, 'If better is possible then good is not enough.' Gentry has wonderful techers that have the goal of wanting what is best for their students. Gentry has wonderful programs academically, that will challenge the students and prepare them for college courses as well as their futures. Gentry is a home away from home for many students. As a graduating senior (class of 2006), Gentry has helped me to get to the point where I am in my life. I thank Gentry, the teachers,the counselors, the students, the staff and the prinicpal Mr. McIntosh for the loving support and concern of our futures. I wish Gentry and its future the best.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted September 14, 2005

Well I am currently a senior of the class of 06 and I have really enjoyed Gentry High School since I've been there. Mr Mac does new things each year and they are all exciting. Mr. Mac if you see this, thank you for everything. Our school is different from every school in the delta and thats what I like. I don't know one school that goes out and buys bags for the whole school. He cares alot. Thanks -Crystal Holliness
—Submitted by a student

Posted February 20, 2005

If you are looking for the best school in the Mississippi delta look no further than Gentry High. Everything from the teachers to the students is top notch. I feel very blessed to be attenting a school like Gentry. I'm now in my senior year of high school and I will miss Gentry alot. Our principal Mr.Mac is great person. he makes the school feels so safe. I don't have to worry about a crazy student shooting up the school because Mr.mac would get rid of that type of person. thanks for everything big guy. Kendall t.
—Submitted by a student

Posted January 31, 2005

The three years that I served at Gentry were all so great. I really enjoyed my 11th grade year. Now, that I am a senior(05)I am really excited.Gentry is the best, there's no other way to put it. We have a wide variety of athletics and programs that any student can particiapate in. From Tennis to football. The students and teachers are very friendly and down to earth. Our Principal is a very strong willed person and believes in doing everything in his power to make Gentry the best school possible.Thanks Big Guy.
—Submitted by a student

Posted January 5, 2005

Attending Gentry High School has been the best experience of my life. This school will put your child in the best position possible to achieve. It is almost impossible for your child to be left behind at G.H.S. For example while attending the school your child has an option to attend remediation to get help with any work they do not understand. This program is held before school, after school, and sometimes during school depending on the activites. The only thing your child is asked to do is try to succeed. However, there will be some distractions, but there is never a time when your child does not have the choice to learn. The athletes are perfect. They work extremely hard as well. There's nothing left to say except Gentry is the best when it comes to learning & fun .. Thanx to Mr. MacIntosh and Dr.Polk!! You're the best!
—Submitted by a student

Posted July 14, 2004

Gentry High School is one of the best schools in Mississippi. They have very good curriculum. They also have very good athletic skills. This school os what I would recommend to anyone who is willing to try this out. This is always and wil always be one of my most favorite schools because well of course I am going to this school. This school is the school for me and I wouldn't have it any other way! It has all kinds of activities and all kinds of things that the children can do while they are attending. They also are able to get all of their work out very easily. I don't care what you say, no school in mississippi can beat the Gentry rams, Their English is also good. My child learned the words I couldn't even spell like Supercalifradulisticespialidosis. I don't know what it means but im thankful.
—Submitted by a student

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Writing - Informative Essay

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

146 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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.








Biology I

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

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.








English II

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

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.








U.S. History

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

134 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
Black 98% 50%
Hispanic 1% 3%
White 1% 46%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
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 90%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Indianola, MS 38751
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