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Hardy Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 474 students

 

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Posted March 17, 2010

Hardy Middle School is a part of a flagship community. It's 85% mastery level staff are constantly using research based strategies to improve student's learning experiences in order to gain pure student achievement. Come and see the greatness that is brewing at Hardy Middle School. We are on our way to becoming one of the nations' most successful schools.


Posted June 10, 2007

Hardy Middle School is a great school. They are training the children well!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 8, 2006

Many of the students are frustrated because the principles want teachers to teach to the test (referring to MCT of course). Many of the students just want to learn, after all, that is why they come to school in the first place.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 10, 2005

hardy middle school is now a level 3 three shool because of the improvement of teachers, parents, and students.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 10, 2005

I think Hardy Middle School is a wonderful academic school for me to have went and other students to come we are now a level three not level two and hope to go higher
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 23, 2004

The students arent doing well on the MCAT and any other test because of poor quality of teachers. They are constantly trying to tear the children down instead of building them up. You only have about 10 good teachers in the school.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 57% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
50%
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 63% in 2013.

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
32%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
52%
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.

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
27%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
42%

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 93% in 2012.

137 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%
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.

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
11%
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.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
95%
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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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 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 97%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Special education coordinator
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Arts & music

Music
  • Band

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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545 Ellis Ave
Jackson, MS 39209
Phone: (601) 960-5362

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