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Center Hill High School

Public | 9-12 | 830 students

Center Hill High School is best known for it high academic standards.

 

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2014:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted September 27, 2012

Center Hill High School always strives to help students and communicate with parents. If you are having any type of issue please contact the school. This is the Great Schools site for Center Hill High School please do not post reviews for any other school on our site.

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Posted May 15, 2014

Maybe if the Middle school had their school listed in the first place the high school would not be getting their reveiws as well. Either way the schools are within 3 blocks of each other and the problems still remain. The principle of the High school stays hidden in his office and doesn't have the guts to call parents back. The assistant principle as well as other administrators are arrogant and think they can bully the kids and the parents. I have had 4 children in these schools. And like a lot of other parents we are looking into other avenues for our children's education. This school is more worried about FEES than about teaching. The Math teacher charges 25.00 fee and she told the students it was for batteries. That is a whole lot of batteries. Parent involvement? ONLY when they can get money. I notice they remove the bad reviews but keep the good. Doesn't surprise anyone. The middle school has the same problems with the exception of the pribciple. Oh but he is leaving. Can't understand why. Keep your purses closed and if you have to put your kids here then you better have a back bone and stand up to these adult bullies. Read the review above mine. That is from the school. LOL
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2014

My child will take Math all the way to calculus but I had to pay for tutors. My child is a minority and it really makes a difference at this school. Look at schools test scores for minority students in math. My daughter had a non-minority friend to turn in homework exactly the same as hers and she received 20 points lower for the exact same answers. She wanted to prove a point to the friend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2014

I completely disagree with the November 2013 review where the parent cites poor Math teachers at Center Hill High. My son attended this school for 3 years. I did NOT make a mistake choosing this school, after having moved from Shelby County schools. My son has scored 30+ on the ACT and has received heavy academic scholarships. I attribute this to the great teachers at this school! My son took Math classes all the way up to Calculus and always had any tutoring necessary and teachers who actually cared. If academics are important to you, then choose Center Hill High School as your school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2012

I have been to 8 different schools, & is is by far the WORST. The principles don't care about anyone, but themselves. Any single thing you do they want to blow it out of proportion. The teachers scream at kids. They never contact you back. Very disappointing school! I will NEVER recommend this school to any body!! I also agree they are stuck in the good ole' boy days.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2012

Great School, Great Teachers, Super Students, one of the best schools I have ever seen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2011

Center Hill School has had to deal with being the new school on the block per say. I have been impressed with the efforts made to keep a safe environment for the students. Teachers have been helpful and the administration is quick to remove teachers that do not follow through or show themselves as competent. The respect for the arts has been a huge issue. Working together beyond sports can sometimes be frustrating at Center Hill but that is because so much value is placed upon sports in this culture. I believe this is gradually getting better at this particular school. The principal is not afraid of criticism and stands tall when it comes to making tough decisions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

i love this school it is well run and does not put up with bad behavior. the teachers are very helpful in almost every subject and most of the students try to do their best.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 9, 2010

This school is wonderful! The principal truly works towards keeping the students safe and helping them get the best education possible. The kids come first!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 11, 2009

The principal is more than strict. The children are treated as a name and number. The staff is very leary of children not born and raised in MS. We were treated like riff raff even though we came from private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2009

Great school. Principal is strict, so if you are a whiny parent who comes to the aid of your kids for every offense, stay away. We parents like a school without drugs and gangs!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Writing - Informative Essay

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

207 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%
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.

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%
Biology I

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

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
98%
English II

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

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
92%
U.S. History

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

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
98%
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
White 58% 46%
Black 35% 50%
Hispanic 6% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 36%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Center Hill Elementary
Overpark Elementary
Center Hill Middle
Percentage of students going to 2-year college 25% (2012)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 50% (2012)
Percentage of students going to the military 3% (2012)
Percentage of students going to vocational programs 10% (2012)
Percentage of students going directly into the workforce 12% (2012)
Colleges most students attend after graduation Northwest Community College
University of Mississippi
University of Memphis
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Security personnel
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Star School (2010)
  • Star School (2011)
  • Star School (2012)
Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • Habitat for Humanity (2011)
  • Habitat for Humanity (2012)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Auto mechanics
  • Computer programming
  • Electrical
  • HVAC certification
  • IT support
Clubs
  • Math club
  • Robotics club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Industrial / graphic design
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Chamber music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Theory
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Drama club
  • Flag girls
  • Marching band
  • Television/Radio News
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish
Clubs
  • Foreign language and culture club

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Cooking club

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Gifted / high performing
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Clubs
  • Debate
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:25 am
School end time
  • 3:45 pm
School Leader's name
  • George Loper
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (662) 890-2458

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • GED
  • Gifted / high performing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • Spanish
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Auto mechanics
  • Business management
  • Computer programming
  • Construction / building
  • Electrical
  • HVAC certification
  • IT support
  • Industrial / graphic design
  • Plumbing
  • Welding certification

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Chamber music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Cooking club
  • DECA
  • Debate
  • Drama club
  • Flag girls
  • Foreign language and culture club
  • Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
  • Marching band
  • Math club
  • Robotics club
  • Television/Radio News
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer time after school
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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Northwest Community College
University of Mississippi
University of Memphis
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Students' post-graduation plans in 2012
2 year college - 25%
4 year college - 50%
Military - 3%
Vocational - 10%
Workforce - 12%
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13250 Kirk Rd
Olive Branch, MS 38654
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Phone: (662) 890-2453

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