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Leland High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 325 students


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Posted August 4, 2009

Leland High School is one of the best. I was so prepared for college in every subject area especially algebra. Mrs. Bell the world's best math teacher really knows her stuff. I was so advanced in my college Algebra class the professor told to me CLEP out. Lelnad can olny prepare you but it is up to the individual to succeed.
—Submitted by a student

Posted April 2, 2007

I didn't realize how good of a school Leland High was until my freshman year in college. We always had good test scores but I was really prepared for college, more than the average student. It shocked me when my english professors were teach college students the same thing that I learned in high school, and because of that, I have yet to make anything less than a B on any writing assignment. The teachers at Leland High are pretty good and new, young, creative teachers are starting to roll in. If they'd only stay for a few more years, LHS would have a perfect mix of experience and youth.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted May 16, 2006

Leland High School is the best in the world. It helps students in many ways. I definitely prepares students for the future. I am a senior right now and I can tell you that ALL of the teachers care about the students and the students even care about each other. The learning is so great that they affect the extracurricular activities. The students then know how to use their brain when it comes to sports. Even our athletes are smart. The marching, which I'm in, is very excellent. We have over 100 band members and we all get along just great. I would strongly recommend this school the EVERY parent and child. It helps to lead to a VERY SUCCESSFUL future.
—Submitted by a student

Posted November 12, 2005

I personally believe that Leland High School is an excellent school. The district goes above the standards to make sure its students are prepared for the world outside of the 'Leland' environment. I am currently a Mathematics Education and Physics major at Jackson State University, and I know that my tenure in the Leland School District has allowed me to be so successful in college. When asked where I went to high school, I proudly say Leland High. It is has helped to make me the student I am. I would gladly recommend and student to receive an education there.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted August 11, 2005

Leland High School's eduactional standards are inadequate and will increase the chances of your child's future resulting in failure. Yes, the school is ranked level five, but that doesn't take into account the underlying problem of students failing or barely passing their regular courses such as English and mathematics. The adminstrators focus too much on the standardized tests and neglect the students decreasing intelligence. Those who have the ability to achieve beyond what is expected of them are looked upon suspiciously and with contempt in many ways. I am a former student of Leland High, and I encourage you to save your child by never sending them there.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 20, 2005

This school is the best school in the delta region. the teachers are fun and innovative. how else do you think this school has been LEVEL 5 for the past three years?!
—Submitted by a student

Posted December 23, 2004

Leland High School is a great school to learn and to send your children. Thare are a level 5 for three years in a row. Excellent, Excellent, Excellent. They have a excellent faculty and staff.
—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.

75 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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.








Biology I

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

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.








English II

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

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.








U.S. History

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

65 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 93% 50%
White 6% 46%
Hispanic 2% 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 86%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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402 East Third St
Leland, MS 38756
Phone: (662) 686-5020


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