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Lanier High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 14 students

 

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Posted September 5, 2009

Lanier is one of the best high school in JPS. We are ranked number 2 in JPS high schools test scores, and we have data to prove it
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 17, 2006

Lanier is a good. Some very successful people have come from Lanier.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 11, 2006

Lanier is a great school. The only reason people talk down to Lanier is because they haven't been there to see how it really is. The parents of Lanier students are very involved in the students activities.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 11, 2005

Lanier is a strong and solid school, working to overcome the problems of day to day. Lanier has always been assosicated with drugs and violence,but like Lanier all schools are having that problem, but for some reason the other school are never in the eye of the media. The students are forced to overcome the media problem and some get caught up in the media view of the school and feel they have to live up to it. There are many students that do very well in their studies while they are at Lanier, do some reseach before making the statement that the kids are not equipped to do so. The Lanier Family has always and will continue to fight to make sure we are well known for the skills we have and not the community we live in.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 25, 2005

Apparently those that have negative comments concerning Lanier have not had the opportunity to speak with the faculty, stafff nor students. Lanier has made academic success this school year, behavior has not been a problem, the teachers, students and administration all have a common goal, one of academic excellence with the final results producing well-rounded, productive young citizens. There are a number of mentorship / adoption programs in place, so that negates the comments on parental and community involvment. 100 Black Men, Bell South, Anderson United Methodist Church, just to name a few are constantly present and offer the students valued support. There is a parenting center in place that acts as liason between school and parents. The doors are always open and the school is always receptive of constructive criticism. To the public, please make a visit before condeming a school that is on the climb to success.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 7, 2005

I think that this is one of the worst public schools in the City of Jackson. Drugs and violence, how can the good students learn when you have such a thing.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 24, 2005

Lanier High School is one of the worst high school in Jackson. Their academic and athletic status is lower than the rest of the high schools in the Jackson Public School Systems. Most of their high school graduates are not ready for college life, because they were not well equipped with the things they need to succeed in life. Lanier can become a better school if there were more parent-teacher involvement.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 3, 2005

Lanier is a school in need of a lot of improvement. The students are not prepared to be in a high school environment and their behavior and quality of work is poor as a result. The school administration is not focused on providing an environment where teachers feel supported. Often, teachers are yelled at by administrators in front of students, or the administrators make demands of the teachers that are unreasonable. Policies are changed on an almost daily basis creating an air of confusion for teachers, students, and parents.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 19, 2004

Lanier is a great school despite all the media attention. Test scores are improving greatly as well as parental involvement. Mr. Hughes has shaped Lanier into a very productive institution.
—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.
Writing - Informative Essay

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

140 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
99%
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.

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
65%
Biology I

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

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
82%
English II

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

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
55%
U.S. History

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

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
89%
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 100% 50%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 3%
Two or more races 0% 1%
White 0% 46%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 94%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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  • Gym
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  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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833 West Maple St
Jackson, MS 39203
Phone: (601) 960-5369

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