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Neshoba Central High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 9 students


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Posted February 14, 2013

First of all, may I say that the principles do not care about their students. For instance, if anyone accuses you of breaking a rule, you'll be suspended without question. It does not matter whether if you have a solid alibi that proves you could not have broken said rule. 90% of the teachers do not care about their students, and pick favorites. This really explains why test scores have continually dropped over the past few years. There is basically no parent involvement at this school. Bullying is awful, and most of the bullies are teachers or teacher's pets (which explains why those kids are never written up.)
—Submitted by a student

Posted January 7, 2010

I attended this school years ago and have 2 children who attended this school. I chose to write about it because I know something about it. I read the 3 reviews written before me and cannot dispute any of it. When I attended it, many of the teachers did not care what happened to me. They all acted like they wanted to go home and forget about the place. However, my own two children seemed to fare better than I did. I never heard a serious complaint about the teachers, and both were good students. My daughter is particularly well adjusted and in the talented and gifted program. That did not exist then. When the busses leave in the afternoon, they get into line and work like a well run Swiss watch and God help the hapless motorist who parks where they line up. The student treatment is like it.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 7, 2009

Tests scores are way down, dropout rate is high. Many teachers are caring and professional; however, an equal number don't care at all and don't do much in class. There is no accountability. The problem is administration that is not focused on instruction, is not welcoming to parents and has a bad attitude toward students. There is little communication with the community - no school paper, poor website, no access to student grades. A real 'gotcha' attitude toward students and stonewalling of parents. The elemntary seems to be getting better, the middle is holding its own, but the high school is falling behind other schools in the area in every way. Needs some really good leadership or a wakeup call.

Posted September 3, 2009

the teachers at neshoba central high are very attentive and doting to each student. we also have very good state test scores and are very prepared for each one. i love this school and am very impressed with the faculty.
—Submitted by a student

Posted January 24, 2008

My kids started there and love it. Everyone is so friendly and most of the teachers are committed.
—Submitted by a parent

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Writing - Informative Essay

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

206 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.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.








Biology I

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

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.








English II

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

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.








U.S. History

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

182 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 70% 46%
Black 21% 50%
American Indian/Alaska Native 8% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 3%
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 56%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1125 Golf Course Rd
Philadelphia, MS 39350
Phone: (601) 650-1496


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