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Runnelstown Elementary School

Public | K-8 & ungraded | 341 students

 

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Posted May 2, 2011

this school has been an amazing school... we may not have expensive stuff or look the best but we are wonderful


Posted April 21, 2009

Runnelstown is a very small school that allows children to establish lifelong friendships and to learn at a pace that is suited for each child. The teachers there give 100 % to educate and nurture their students. The principal is the only thing at Runnelstown that there is a problem with. He is seldom at the school and is not very in touch with the needs of the school, the teachers, or the children. In fact, if not for the lead teachers, I feel that our school would fall apart. The children do not respect their principal because of his overbearing and arrogant attitude towards them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2009

My son recently attended Richton and Ellisville Elementary Schools. For the past two years he has attended Runnelstown and he loves it. His grades have improved dramaticly. I believe this is due to more one-on-one attention provided at Runnelstown along with a higher level parental involvement encourged.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2008

My child attends Runnelstown Elementary School and she absolutely loves it. She is a small child at the age when the atmosphere around her is extremely important for her to achieve good social skills and learn to the best of her ability. I believe she gets that at this school and its so gratifying to see your child so anxious to get up early to start learning every day. There are so many extracurricular activities to take part in also to keep them wanting to go back. I also want to encourage more parents to help their kids at home because in many cases that will give their child that extra push to want to excell in all they do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2008

Whenever I walk up the hallway, I see teachers teaching and discipline issues being dealt with. The principal is outstanding. He is out on that campus and he does his job well. The students have a good environment to learn in. Parents & the community, please jump in and nurture your school! I have taught for many years and been in other districts. I can tell you that this school is worth your efforts.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 24, 2006

My daughter is in the 4th grade. We came here from North MS and a level 5 school. Runnelstown has a classification of a level 5 school but kids can not spell, read, write or do math. My child has fell into the slump of I don't have to try. Something needs to be done.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2004

Runnelstown is a community oriented school. The students there are both friendly and bright. The teachers always go the extra mile to ensure that every kid is equally treated. Those kids that leave Runnelstown, leave with the knowledge to excel in every subject. Students that have transferred from Petal and other schools are often behind the students with their learning. Also, since Runnelstown is a small school the students are more able to establish lasting friendships that arent possible in larger schools. I wouldnt send my kids anywhere else in the world.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2004

I love the school, it is the best school I think.I will send my kids there, and I hope my kids send their kids there too.I wish that they would bring the high school back though.I do not want my kids to go thirty miles down the road to go to high school when Richton and Petal are less than 10 miles away. When you read this please help to fight to get our high school back.The people from the other two schools don't care about the Runnelstown children.They want whats best for them and not us.Whan my friend first stated a Perry central they only sent one bus up here to get them. He said that he and alot others had to stand up, and that is not safe. Perry central is also with in 15 miles of camp shelby.If terrist attacked then the kids could be hurt badly.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 5, 2004

Runnelstown is such a wonderful school. The class size is much smaller than most schools. The teachers get to know their class and will go the extra mile to help the students. All the children get alot of one on one time with their teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2003

I use to attend Runnelstown elemtary, and I loved being there. I use to look forward to waking up knowing that I was going to go to school. Waiting for the bus to pick me up was a thrill as well.


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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 59% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
38%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
62%
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 57% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
55%
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 63% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%
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 93% in 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

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

Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
45%
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

Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
31%
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.

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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 91% 46%
Black 7% 50%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hispanic 1% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
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 78%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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9214 Hwy 42
Petal, MS 39465
Phone: (601) 544-2811

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