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Mendenhall Junior High School

Public | 5-8 | 472 students

 

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Posted October 21, 2012

My son is an 8th grader at Mendenhall Jr. High School and enjoys attending this school. I like the Monday meetings with the principal and the teachers keep me informed about my son's progress. I think more parents should be involved with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2011

My child has been very happy at this school. Teachers are very caring and concerned about how my child is doing in school. They keep me informed in a variety of ways such as active parent, parent nights, calls home, and monthly newsletter. Students are given books to take home so they do not have to lug heavy books around all the time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2009

The school has a long way to go in communicating with parents. I would imagine a big part of the lack of parental involvement has to do with lack of communication from the school. I'm very upset with the 'It's not our fault' attitude of the school and personnel. Even the good teachers seem to have their hands tied.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2009

I have five children who were educated in the Simpson County Public School System. My grandchild attends Mendenhall Jr. High. The new principal is a bold leader. She is FAIR to all students. From my interactions with her and her staff, they are moving in the right directions. The rules and guidelines are strictly enforced, contrary to the statement posted by a parent, my grandchild was given a set of books to keep at home for homework purposes and has a set of books at school. I though this was a great idea! It eliminates the need for my child to carry books back and forth to school each day. I love the same genden classes. My grandson is more focused and enjoys school more. Yes there are a few disgruntled parents. But there are far more of us who like the directions the school is taking.


Posted August 24, 2004

Both my children are attending this school. I think this school needs help. We need to clean up this school. My children have drop from A status to C and D status and the principal, teachers, and superintendant tells me it is okay. The superintendant has actually told me it was my kids acting out like I did when I was in school. Why should my kids be held accountable for my mistakes in school? We don't even have books for these children to come home with to study and learn. Why should we let our children just get by? What happen to pushing our children to full potential? Please if there is any other concerned parents out there contact me. 601-847-7939(hm.),601-3531215 ext. 192(wk.), or 601-331-1115(cell). My email address is babygurl39114@yahoo.com, let's all pull together and help our future generation the right way and not the political way. Thanks
—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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
32%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
40%
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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
42%

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 63% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
66%

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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
63%
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

Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
31%
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

Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
36%
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

Writing - Informative Essay

The state average for Writing - Informative Essay was 93% in 2012.

112 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

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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 53% 50%
White 46% 46%
Hispanic 1% 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 85%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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733 Dixie Ave
Mendenhall, MS 39114
Phone: (601) 847-2296

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