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Okolona High School

Public | 7-12 & ungraded | 293 students

 

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Posted May 11, 2010

With limited resources, the teachers and students continue to strive to be their very best in Academics and Athletics


Posted April 24, 2006

I think that the athletics at Okolona High School are top notch. Okolona produces a sizeable amount of athletes from running backs to outfielders. Most of the student athletes are superior competitors. They sacrifice a lot so that they can trounce the opposition. Football players spend countless hours in weight training gaining at least 20 pounds each year. Basketball players scarifice many days on agility and accuracy. However, I feel that Okolona's best sport is track & field. Okolona's track & field program produces superb runners and high quality field athletes. This is evident in their numerous wins in all of the field events, most of the dashes, and even a few of the distance runs.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 11, 2005

okolona high school is a very good school it has made many improvements that many people don't see to me okolona should not be judged by the population or race percentage it should be judged on the knoledge that the students there are getting. it should alos be judged on the teacher that is teaching all this knoledge.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 11, 2005

Okolona high school is not as bad as people say. Okolona High School has nice teachers that are willing to help you in any way that they can, I no from experience. The reason why some students go around saying bad things about Okolona High school is because they are not willing to do what it takes, some kids think that teachers are suppose to give them an education but it doesn't work like that, this is the year of 2005 and nothing is free these days. All I can Say is that a teacher has never treated me wrong at Okolona High School.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 10, 2005

Okolona is not as bad as people think. The school has made improvements,which has made it a better school. The principal has a great amount of leadership ability. And I think that is what the students like.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 14, 2005

okolona is the worst school in mississippi. the teachers don't care they don't teach half the time. there was not a day that went by that i was called (not by my name)white girl by students and teachers and nothing was ever done about it because we were white and not black which was 96% of the population at the school. I don't like to tell people i went to school there. I hated to go every day because i knew how it was going to be.
—Submitted by a former student


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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 63% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
28%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
36%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
27%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
28%
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 93% in 2012.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

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

Writing - Informative Essay

The state average for Writing - Informative Essay was 97% in 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%
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 64% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
19%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
n/a
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

Biology I

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

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
n/a
English II

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

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

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

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
n/a
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 98% 50%
White 2% 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 81%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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404 Winter St
Okolona, MS 38860
Phone: (662) 447-2362

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