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Tishomingo County High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 616 students


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Posted May 4, 2006

Tishomingo County High School is equiped with an extraordinary staff. As a former student, I account all of my success to the truly wonderful teachers that are ready to help students willing to apply themselves for better enrichment. Without the efficient building blocks, I do not think I would have made it this far. Thank you for everything. Amber Childress Rutledge
—Submitted by a former student

Posted January 3, 2005

Tishomingo County High School is a very accredited school that made a tremendous impact on my life. After graduating in 1998 I found that I was deffinately prepared for academics at NEMCC, the University of Mississippi, and at the professional level that I am currently experiencing at the Southern College of Optometry. I enjoyed all of my extracurricular activities at TCHS and I appreciate all of the effort given by the staff and teachers to motivate us, and to prepare myself and fellow classmates. Thanks.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted October 3, 2004

I am so pleased with Tishomingo County High School. My daughters have had a wonderful experience both academically and through extracurricular activities. The faculty is excellent. They are committed to helping each student achieve his potential. Our principal and assistant principal are excellent leaders and are extremely respected by the students and faculty. The school provides opportunities for the students to have fun while learning. I will always be grateful and thankful for such a good school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 12, 2004

My son graduated from TCHS in 1998 and my daughter is a junior there now. I would rate TCHS among top schools in MS academically. Teachers and administrators take a personal interest in their students. I consider TCHS an extremely safe environment for my children. Both of my children have been active in athletics. My daughter plays softball, and TCHS's fastpitch and slowpitch teams continually perform well. The campus is beautiful and well maintained. Students, faculty and staff seem to take pride in the facility. It is a great place to spend high school years.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 13, 2004

Tish Co High is one of the best high schools in the state. With the consolidation of 3 county high schools in 1991, the level of academics and opportunities has been soaring. The teachers care about the students and want them to excel. Academics come first, then extracurricular activites, and that's not just for jocks, there are numerous clubs and activites for everyone. Mr King is an exceptional leader and has a strong influence on our children. He has a genuine interest in the kids and all they do. I've never met a man more dedicated to his profession. Although we don't excel in all sports, we have good kids and great coaches that nuture and inspire them. It's not all about winning. The mark of a true winner is how much character and respect he or she has in defeat. That's what coaches teach kids!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 11, 2004

This school is great. All the teachers really try to make a difference in the kids lives.
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Posted November 5, 2003

This is a great school and the teachers are excellent. Especially Ms. Fowler the 11th grade English teacher.
—Submitted by a parent

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Writing - Informative Essay

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

138 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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.








Biology I

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

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.








English II

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

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.








U.S. History

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

124 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 96% 46%
Black 3% 50%
Hispanic 1% 3%
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 58%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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701 Hwy 72
Iuka, MS 38852
Phone: (662) 423-7300


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