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William M Colmer Middle School

Public | 7-8 & ungraded | 584 students

 

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Posted February 29, 2008

Colmer Middle School is an OK school to me. When it comes to the administration it they have everything in order from Mrs. Fishburn to Mrs. Ward everyone here is great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 26, 2007

I love that school, I learned so much there. The best concert choir teacher in the world teaches there. Mrs. Alta Wood, if it was not for her making me love choir in middle school...I would not have stuck with it...and now look at me I am at college getting my degree in music education!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 27, 2007

I know first-hand that Colmer is a great place to work and have your children educated. Mr. Overby and Mrs. Fishburn do a wonderful job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2007

This is a good school you should send your children to this school.Because Mr.Overby And Ms.Fishburn have it all under control. This school is in good hands. I also love going to this school very much.I would like to thank all my teachers, the staff, and principals.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 29, 2006

academic programs are very good. Superior rated chorus, band and art programs. Very good athletic teams. Parents should be more involved
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 63% in 2013.

301 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

301 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
59%

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.

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

270 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
57%
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.

287 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%
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.

270 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
41%
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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 46% 50%
White 37% 46%
Hispanic 15% 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 79%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3112 Eden St
Pascagoula, MS 39581
Phone: (228) 938-6473

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