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Pearl High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 32 students


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Posted October 30, 2009

academics are high but the spirit is outstanding,especially the marching band.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 16, 2009

Pearl High School has a great academic program. The Pearl Band is an award winning band every year. So many great things are happening at this great school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 7, 2007

I am a former student of Pearl High School. The School's academic program is excellent, and challenging. The school's art program is exceptional as well, Mr. Box is one of the best teachers I had in high school and w.hile i was there, as a true mentor in developing my skills as an artist. Pearl is an excellent school, and I will not allow my children to go anywhwere else
—Submitted by a former student

Posted October 7, 2005

I am a former student from PHS, and would hope my comment matters to parents. I and my brother, along with 3 sisters attended PHS, our view of this school is this: PHS has the highest standards for education. student-teacher-parent relations are the key to education. The staff beleive in helping,coaching, and encouraging students to not only do well, but do their best. my thanks to the teachers and staff.(coach barnett was and remains a great influence in our lives, thankyou for showing and teaching me how to helped me a lot, I now have to apply science,math, and basic skills with communications(english) to perform a job with a national company).
—Submitted by a former student

Posted August 5, 2005

My daughter had attended Richland High before moving to Pearl. She was unhappy bored and unchallenged, Pearl High changed that, the teachers taught on a college level. Pearl High has an excellent art program, sports, and academics. If you want your child to have a well-rounded education I suggest this school. My daughter is now a graduate of Pearl High School and now she is attending an Ivy League school. Thanks to her teachers at Pearl High who pushed her and made her what she is today. -Very Greatful Parent
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 7, 2005

My daughter is a student at Pearl High School. Before moving to Pearl we lived in Jackson where she attended Murrah High School. Since moving to Pearl she has met many interesting and faithful friends. Her academic progress has increased dramatically as well as her involvment in school activities. Beofre moving to Pearl, she had never belonged to any social clique or school sponsered activities. Now, at Pearl, she is involved in umerous clubs and groups as well as the choir. Thankyou Pearl High School!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 21, 2003

I Think this school should get recognition in this state of Mississippii. The school has a fantastic staff of teachers and faculty. The school is currently a level 5 which is the highest in Mississippi which was given to them because of High test schools. Athletics are great.
—Submitted by a parent

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Writing - Informative Essay

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

242 students were tested at this school in 2012.




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.

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.








Biology I

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

290 students were tested at this school in 2013.








English II

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

293 students were tested at this school in 2013.








U.S. History

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

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.








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 61% 46%
Black 33% 50%
Hispanic 4% 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 54%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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500 Pirate Cove
Pearl, MS 39208
Phone: (601) 932-7931


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