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Center Hill Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 20 students

 
 

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Posted July 26, 2014

The new principal, Mrs. Heyman is a total package. She is down to earth, outgoing, kind, genuine and we love her. My son excelled this past year with Mrs. Stubblefield and Mrs. Reno. We are just so thankful to have such a wonderful school to send our son to. This school is a blue ribbon school and is full of highly qualified teachers and assistants. We are looking forward to the upcoming school year. Thank you, Mrs. Heyman for making this school feel so welcoming with your warm smile, caring heart and the way things run so smoothly. My only wish is that the PTO would hold evening meetings and more opportunities for working parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2012

My son attended Center Hill Elementary from 3-6th grade and is now a graduating senior. He was so moved to see his elementary principal show up at AND present an award at their Senior Awards Night. Mrs. Dearden, CHES principal, has a genuine interest and love for her children, even after they have left her building, and it shows! In a graduating class of 178 at Center Hill High School, 4 of the top 5 in the class attended CHES, and 6 out of the top 10. Center Hill Elementary knows how to instill a sense of pride and promote academic excellence from the ground up! I am so very thankful that my children have been a part of such an amazing school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2012

Our son has attended this school for three years and we have mixed feelings about it. We moved to the area due to the good reviews of the school. If your child is average in academics and behavior, it seems like they would likely do well here. If your child operates outside of the "norm", the school may not be the right fit. There are no regularly scheduled parent-teacher conferences. Our son came in with more advanced knowledge and skills from his previous school, but was forced to learn more basic methods and not allowed to continue using his more advanced knowledge. Some teachers were resistant to our feedback, others were more receptive. We have watched our son go from loving school and learning, to hating school and being bored.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2008

I've been teaching at Center Hill since the first year it opened. Although I've taught at several schools and in several districts, Center Hill's administration and staff is by far the best I've ever encountered! Our principal is supportive and loving to all of the children as well as with her staff and I feel blessed to be a part of such a fabulous team! When people ask me where I work my reply is always, 'heaven.'
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 21, 2008

great school, teachers care about the students. Principal is always visible and involved. We love CHES
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2008

Teaching methodologies and classroom management are 2 generations behind current trends in education. Behavior is managed with public humiliation; teachers' communication with parents is not encouraged. Administration is ready to reture and is very stoic and unresponsive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2008

The faculty and staff of this school have been outstanding in communication with me about my child's progress.......I wouldn't have him go anywhere else!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2006

I have 4 children and 2 of them go to Center Hill. The reason we chose the home we did is because it was in the Center Hill Elementary district. I am very involved in Desoto County and know many of the schools and principals. Center Hill in my opinion is the BEST elementary school in Desoto County and there are many great elementary schools to choose from. Center Hill is well designed, the teachers are fantastic and the principal cares for the kids like they are her own. My oldest son went to a private school and we took him out because I knew he would get a better education at Center Hill Elementary. I also had no fear he would be taught left wing views. If you can find a home in the Center Hill district grab it while you can!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2005

My ADHD son began Kindergarten when CHES opened. From day one, the concern of his teachers has always been to help him overcome his obstacles and to excell in his work. Fabulous school! I could not have chosen better! His teachers are very observant; even students that are not 'theirs' in the school are watched by all of them. The principal is excellent, and the administrators are so very careful to monitor the students. My son is speaking Spanish now, and is so happy to learn it. He does well on the computer programs. This is an excellent school; I very highly recommend it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2005

Center Hill's academic programs are excellent with teachers concerned for the educational achievement of each student. The teachers at Center Hill are some of the finest around. We moved to this area from Florida where the schools were also ranked very well with concern for our childrens ability to achieve in safe learning environments. Center Hill has recently introduced a new band program for the 4th and 5th grades which enhances the scope of their learning experience. The PTO is active with excellent parent involvement.
—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

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
89%
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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
79%
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
White 65% 46%
Black 26% 50%
Hispanic 7% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 55%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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13662 Center Hill Rd
Olive Branch, MS 38654
Phone: (662) 890-7705

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