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Raymond High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 14 students


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Posted March 18, 2014

School could be better, Teachers are good some better than others. Could be worse. I have seen worse elsewhere as far as teachers. Demographics make up the total sum of the student body. Demographics also play a major key in politics at this school. So be sure to pay attention to that in making your schooling decision. Some number of years ago this was most evident when a issue was raised over low test scores along minority ethnic lines as compared to other ethnic students, Thus forcing the resignation of a Superintendent who was not a minority. Today the super is a minority and the test scores along the sames lines show about the same results. This seems to be about a nationwide norm and is not isolated to just this particular school. This school is suitable for some while not others. If the demographics were more even I could score this school high, But being all out honest I cannot rate it according to best for everyone. Blunt honesty is sometimes harsh. But a real and honest review from experiance is what this page is about.

Posted September 5, 2008

Raymond high has using several new approaches that has the student body a little frustrated as they still try to work out the kinks. This year there is a mandatory afterschool tutorial for any student that is failing or almost failing any class. Raymond has some great teachers and staff but you can also find some that are just their for the pay check. But we have great athletic programs and fanominal coaches.
—Submitted by a student

Posted April 17, 2005

This school is suffering. Parents wont even support the football program because of the principal. She treats adults as if they are children and she treats the children horrible. Lack of leadership and experience are the key factors. Some very good teachers that care about what they teach and if the students are learning. I'm so grateful that this is the last two months that my children will attend this school
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 18, 2005

The level of parent involvement is very low. The extracurricular programs are suffering because of the cancellation of the activity buses that provided transportation for the children after school. I attend this school. The education is fairly well. The AFJROTC program provides students with values and a plan for the future. But overall, the school could be performing better as a whole.
—Submitted by a student

Posted April 22, 2004

Raymond High School is a great place for learning. The administration as well as the teachers exercise discipline then learning. The school's main focuses is consistency. This is the key to a great learning environment. I would like to see the parents and community get more involved in what's going on within the school.
—Submitted by a former student

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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.

132 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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.








Biology I

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

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.








English II

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

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.








U.S. History

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

118 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
Black 86% 50%
White 12% 46%
Hispanic 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 81%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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14050 Hwy 18
Raymond, MS 39154
Phone: (601) 857-8016


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