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Starkville High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 44 students

 

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Posted May 13, 2013

Starkville High School is outstanding! I have a son who is a graduate who said his freshman year at MSU was like a review thanks to his excellent education at SHS. My younger son is in 11th grade and has benefited from the AP classes. In addition to quality academics, the arts, drama and band are outstanding. SHS regularly wins national and state awards, and their graduates go to Ivy League schools, the military academies, as well as other outstanding universities. It's a big school, but most classes have been small. I couldn't be more pleased with the opportunities and education my boys have had at SHS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2013

My daughter is about to graduate from Starkville High School, & she we have been very pleased with her experience there. She has had access to a variety of AP courses as well as lots of clubs with strong student participation. We believe she has been very well prepared for college, both academically & socially. She applied to & was accepted by several highly selective liberal arts schools. In addition, 3 SHS seniors were selected to be Presidential Scholars next fall at Mississippi State University. That's more than any other school in the state, public or private. Last year, SHS claimed over half of the state's perfect scores (5) on the AP European History exam (again, more than ANY other school in state). Kids who are serious about academics are given lots of opportunities to succeed here. Yes, it is a school of highs and lows socioeconomically (so don't let the test scores fool you). SHS has also enjoyed success on the playing field - and there are many choices for kids who want to play sports. SHS is diverse culturally thanks to the presence of many Mississippi State families. Bottom line: If academics are a top priority, SHS is the only choice in Starkville for high school.
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Posted April 25, 2009

Starkville High School is a great place for a child wanting to succeed in life to attend. They have a variety of things to offer and caring staff. The teachers are very cooperative with students and parents and the principal is a wonderful person and does everything in her power to make sure this is a top notch school!
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Posted September 19, 2007

My 2 children graduated from here, now both in college. The faculty are absolutely stellar. The principal is not, but that hasn't kept the students and faculty from succeeding. Arts are excellent, physics is excellent, history and english - both excellent. We have been very fortunate to have children here.
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Posted June 1, 2007

The staff is exceptional--many, very strong and motivated teachers. The athletic program is also very strong--state champions in a number of sports over the last few years. The weakness of the school is the leadership. The principal needs to be replaced. She has been a divisive figure at the school and in the community.
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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.
Writing - Informative Essay

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

306 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
98%
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.

277 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
63%
Biology I

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

321 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
81%
English II

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

307 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
66%
U.S. History

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

259 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
95%
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 63% 50%
White 33% 46%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Hispanic 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 62%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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603 Yellowjacket Dr
Starkville, MS 39759
Phone: (662) 324-4130

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