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Richton Elementary School

Public | PK-6 & ungraded | 365 students

 

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Posted August 14, 2009

I am a parent of a child at Richton, we love this school. All the staff at the school are very caring and concerned with each child. Most of the teachers are very involved with one-on-one time if needed and I feel that most of them thrive for excellence out of each student. The town is very small and there are in and out crowds but I feel like each child is treated with the upmost respect and one of the best educations possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2009

Compared to the other schools in this area it is by far the best. Parent involvement is encouraged and teachers are easy to talk to and more that willing to work with parents and students to resolve any issues. Education is a priority as well as Safety and Discipline. Overall it is a very good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2009

My children have both attended this school and we are not a part of the 'in' crowd. They have both been treated very well and are receiving an excellent education. Small classes are great. I believe that parents who are truly involved in their children's education, their children will be better for it, and teachers feel better knowing that the parents care about what goes on from day to day. Support our teachers and be at the school every chance you get. We should all be thankful that this is still a school with minor problems and our kids are safe.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2009

I am a former teacher who has experience teaching in several school settings. Richton schools have been disappointing to me. Because they are so small, they are governed in a very political fashion and not always in ways that benefit the kids. If you are not from this area, your kids may not be well-received, and you will be surprised at how political things are here. Richton is Level 5, but it lacks many of the classes that are offered elsewhere - no music, art, PE is not structured at all. It is safe, however, and if you like a VERY small town mindset, it may be for you.
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Posted May 11, 2006

My daughter is in the 1st grade her teacher is Mrs. Holly. She tells me all the time how much she likes Mrs. Holly & likes school. My daughter is a very shy 7 year old. The school works very hard to keep their level 5 credit. Richton is a very small town school; everybody knows everybody. I've not had any major complaints about the school ..We are just getting started in school.
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Posted January 15, 2006

My children went to Richton a few years back. We had such a terrible experience. My son was way behind in reading that he had to be held back a grade. I asked the teacher many times if he needed any help and I always got the same response that he was doing fine. oy did I get a suprise when his final report card came out and he failed reading! I feel that it is a very ;political school and if you not in the 'in' crowd, you were not treated fairly.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
72%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
68%
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

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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
White 75% 46%
Black 21% 50%
Hispanic 3% 3%
Two or more races 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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701 Elm Ave
Richton, MS 39476
Phone: (601) 788-6975

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