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West Hills Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded

 

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Posted September 9, 2013

My children use to go to this school. Despite anything that people say about this school last year when my daughter Melissa died this school got together and helped my family to lay Melissa to rest. I'm thankful for the friends I came to find within this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2008

I am dissapointed in this school. My second grader is having serious issues with reading and vocabulary and they tell me they cannot help me. They offer no tutoring of any kind. My daughter is going to fail the second grade because of these issues. I have tried to teach her the best I can, but I am not a teacher. I wish they did a better job with paying extra attention to those children who need it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2007

This school has a long way to go before I would ever consider enrolling my children.
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Posted August 12, 2006

This school cares only about test scores. That's all you hear is MCT.
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Posted March 22, 2006

I have a son in the fifth grade and a daughther in the second grade that attends this school. This is a wonderful school my kids have really acheived a lot at this school. The teachers have really put forward a great effort in helping my my kids learn. The principal is wonderful with the kids she really tries to get to know each student and each parent. The secretary makes you really feel alright when you come to the school.
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Posted July 1, 2003

I have a daughter, in second grade, that attends West Hills. I think it is an excellent school. West Hills has a great reading program. The principal is very nice and outgoing. The teachers work great with the students. I would recommend everybody to look into this school.


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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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
33%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
31%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
18%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
32%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
51%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
72%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
25%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 95% 50%
White 5% 46%
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%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4100 32nd St
Meridian, MS 39307
Phone: (601) 484-4472

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