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Mendenhall Elementary School

Public | PK-4 & ungraded | 646 students

 

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Posted April 24, 2010

My child goes there. It's a great school with great teachers and administrators.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2010

Great school! Everyone is so caring and the administration stays involved on a daily basis with the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2009

Great small town school with awesome teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 23, 2008

the teacherstreat their students with respect and shows greatcharacteristics
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2006

This school is adequate, nothing more. The district, school admins & teachers make many disrespectful comments about the students' ability to learn. They teach to the test only, address parent issues on surface only. The comment I heard over & over from all levels was 'we are doing the best we can with them', indicating that school officials do not believe the children can excel. Therefore, officials & teachers don't give it their best effort. If you want your child to excel, find another district. As with any school, there are exceptions: One of the teachers went the extra mile & customized lessons for kids who are ahead/behind norm.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2006

My son is in first grade at the school and loves his teacher and assistant. They have really encouraged him. I think the school board needs to address these issues rather than uniforms.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 11, 2005

My son just started Kindergarten at Mendenhall Elementary. He has so far had such a positive experience. Ms. Johnson and Ms. Raines have been great. Not only his teachers but the bus drive, Ms. Blunt and Ms. Berry, the assistant principal was so very nice to me and my children when we first came to the school. We haven't lived here long, so it is refreshing to meet and know such friendly people. Letting your first born go to school is hard but it was made easier knowing that he was with such nice and caring people.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2003

Mrs. Swam has been great. I have had some problems and she has gotten them fixed with no hesitation. She is always open to suggestions and she takes the children to heart. She sees the children as her own and just wants the best they can do.
—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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
49%
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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
35%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
47%
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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
86%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 50% 46%
Black 49% 50%
Two or more races 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 84%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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101 Circle Dr
Mendenhall, MS 39114
Phone: (601) 847-2621

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