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Smithville High School

Public | K-12 & ungraded | 7 students

 

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Posted June 25, 2014

To me,this is the best shool to posibly go to.The teachers are really nice and treats us like we are family.It is a nice shool ,and the new buildings are good places to learn.We have fun and the teacher always include us and help us when we cant figure something out.I am so glad that I get to go there ,and now I actually love shool.


Posted June 28, 2011

Very good school to bring up your kid in! Teachers are great and treat the kids like family!


Posted March 8, 2011

I love this school, my children attend this school and I would not pull them out of this school for anything. Yes there are teachers there that should not be there but that is at every school. The good teachers outweigh the bad!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2011

My kid loves this school. We want to move closer to my parents, but we will not take my kid out of this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

This is by far the most outstanding school in the entire state. I have moved around from school to school and have never liked any of them as much as I LOVE this one. Parnets, if your child needs an amazing school send them to this one. The teachers, the principles, even the other students all treat everyone with great respect. Once again I say this school is fantastic.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 6, 2010

I'm a former student of this school. The good: The small town atmosphere and tradition of multiple generations of families attending create and enforce a culture of respect and pride that I have seen in no other instutution. The sports programs are generally excellent. The bad: That same small town atmosphere has its own drawbacks, including religious persecution for some. That is not unique to this school, of course. The ugly: Academics (or, lack thereof.) The curriculum being taught at the senior level here is fairly equivalent to what's taught to junior high/ underclassmen in suburban schools in other parts of the country. I base this on what I experienced as a student in multiple districts (military fam), and my observations since working in the field of education.


Posted July 5, 2009

In 2005 Smithville school was just beginning to slide now in 2009 it has reached close to bottom!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2009

I love this school. I moved here about 3 years ago and I dont regret it at all. Smithville is a great school and I wouldn't ever go back to my old school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 13, 2009

i think that the school is great in some ways i would be happier if the teachers would actually have faith in us and give us a chance instead of yelling at us all the time. there are times were you can learn something and be smart other wise you cant! if you have a rating 1 to 5 i would rated it a 2
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 30, 2007

I feel that Smithville is a good school when you are looking for that 'small school feeling.' The majority of the teachers are eligible and qualified to teach, but there is the small percentage of teachers who should not be allowed in the classrooms. My son is a recent graduate. Eight days before the final exam, we were called in for a parent-teacher conference. Eight days! They wanted to inform us of what was going on when in fact, we had been telling the school for three months that we knew that course was a problem. We were told each time that if he tried, he would have no problems. Guess what, he passed! I still feel they 'gave' him his grade. Nevertheless, he did graduate!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2005

This is a great school with teachers who are caring and knowledgeable. My children went to this school & my grandchildren will soon be entering. While reading the comments of the disgruntled parent that has put her comment on this site, one must remember that all parents will not be happy with any school system ALL of the time. There are just some kids who will not or can not do their school work and many parents do not want to 'put up' with their children when they get home from work. Just keep this in mind when reading about our wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2005

I think this is one of the best schools to go to in the state of Mississippi. It has great athletics and academics. It has great teachers and a great principals. Somebody that added their review obviously didn't know what they were talking about. I go to school there so I would know.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 7, 2004

This school is one of the most pathetic excuses for an education facility in the state. The entire town is a conspiracy.
—Submitted by a former student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
61%

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 59% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
54%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
54%

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 63% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
90%
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 97% in 2012.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
47%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
55%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
81%
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

Biology I

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

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
95%
English II

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

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
75%
U.S. History

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

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
88%
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 92% 46%
Black 6% 50%
Hispanic 1% 3%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 55%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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60017 Hwy 23
Smithville, MS 38870
Phone: (662) 651-4276

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