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East Jones Elementary School

Public | K-6 & ungraded | 20 students

 

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Posted March 21, 2011

My grandson started kindergarten here this year. He really enjoys it and loves his teacher. I see nothing wrong with the school


Posted March 12, 2011

My Grandchild started kindergarden here this year and we are very dissappointed in this school ..the teacher also has issues and has caused my grandchild to never want to go to this school again so I am in the process of selling my home to get out of this school district... and the school is full of headlice.


Posted October 10, 2010

All the teachers my son has had have been great-helpfull,encouraging,motivating.The office employees are the same.My son really enjoys going to school and learning here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2008

It is a great school & I've been very impressed with my child's teachers. They seem to really care!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2008

This is a great school with wonderful teachers. I have had nothing but a great experience with EJE. The teachers just love their students and it shows! It is a beautiful school inside and out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

My daughter is in the third grade this year. Every year at EJE has been very enjoyable. Each teacher has been enthusiastic in her approach to teaching. The principals encourage and appreciate parents willing to sacrifice their time and talent to help the teachers and children at EJE. I am thankful for that. This year a new music teacher was hired. She has already had the third graders sing at a PTO meeting. My daughter is truly excited about learning music in class. I look forward to the next three years at EJE.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2005

my son went to kindergarten last year and will go to first grade this year at east. i love the teachers and principals. i am glad that my kids go there. he had a wonderful teacher and had no problems. we love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2004

I have two children at EJE.I have a child in Sped, his teacher is Mrs.Bonner. She is a great teacher,it is the rest of his teachers that act very unconcerned. My other son is in 3rd grade,he has a wonderful teacher , luckily.I think that most of the problem in this school is with Dr. Terri White. She is very unconcerned about anything other than herself. I also think that the parents should be aware of the privacy being taken away from there children.The custodains keep all bathroom doors open so everyone walking by can see the children both boys and girls.The custodians, which are all women, clean the bathrooms while the children are in there. Even the boys.My child has had to use the bathroom while women were in there. He is 11. I think that is wrong. That should not be in there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2004

I' am very displeased with EJE all four of my children have gone to this school and out of four they put three in sped I asked to have my son tested in 1 grade they said he must fail first to get tested well he's now in fifth grade with his little sister and I just got a call from the teacher who I sent a letter to asking why his grades are N/A she said he just wont do the work (back in my day we couldn't just sit there and not do work ) After 9 weeks of not doing work she calls me only when asked to There has to be some kind of Accountability for these teachers. Worried Mother Of Four
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2004

i have nothing but good things to say about the faculty at EJE I have a daughter and son that attends school here and I can honestly say that these teachers care about the children in this school. These teachers are commited to excellence in education and that is what our children need. My son is in kindergarten and has some learning problems and I could not ask for a better teacher than who he has. My doughter is in the 3rd gradeand she has an awesome teacher. The principals and teachers of this school treat each child as if they are their own. D.Adams
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2004

My son has just started 3rd grade at EJE. He has excelled wonderfully! His teachers have been nothing but helpful in his progress. They push him to do his best at all times and I could not ask for a better support system for my son. Would recommend EJE to any mother or father who is looking for a wonderful team to teach and support thier child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2004

My family and I have had a horrible experience with the teachers at this school. My 10 year old child has ADHD and requires some extra help to accomplish her goals. The teachers were very unconcerned with her needs and it was a constant fight to get them to do anything to help her. They were better at destroying her self esteem than teaching her. We have sold our home and are planning to move out of state simply to get our children out of this school. Hopefully we can get our children in another school with a better staff that can help undo the damage this school has done. Other parents that I have spoken with feel the same way. I would definately not recommend this school to any parent. There are others in the district that have much more qualified teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2004

Our family has had an excellent experience with EJE. Our 12 year old daughter is a sped student. She has adjusted very well and we couldn't have hand picked such wonderful teachers. They have been genuinely kind and patient! Our 2nd grader has experienced the best in the accelerated programs. She hasn't missed a day and looks forward to seeing her teachers. They (teachers) are cheery and enthusiastic. They obviously love their jobs as well as the students!
—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 59% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
55%
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.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
45%
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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
56%

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 57% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
77%
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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
44%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

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2010

 
 
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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 80% 46%
Black 11% 50%
American Indian/Alaska Native 6% 0%
Hispanic 2% 3%
Two or more races 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
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 72%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Laurel, MS 39443
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