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Byram Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 16 students

 

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Posted December 14, 2011

My child loves this school, but I have problems with the way some things are handled. The parent that commented about the handouts and not having anything to explain, I agree with that. My child is new the this school district and they do things different than he is used too. He has come home telling us that he doesn't understand something and when he tried to ask the teacher about it she yelled at him to sit down and shut up. When my child brings stuff home there is never a return date or an explanation on it, I alway end up having to call the school to get more instructions or find out when it is due. Every week they are asking for money for some thing. I do not like that, I have enough expenses without extra for all these shool fundraisers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2011

Weak leadership. More interested in being PC than in educating the kids. Very poor performing school and nobody fails. Philosophy seems to be, "let the next school deal with it."
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2009

Caring and compassionate teachers and administators. My child has had a wonderful experience at Byram Middle School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2008

I love we have great teachers and fun activites!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2008

the teachers and administrators here are the best in the district.


Posted November 28, 2007

The only REAL problem I have with this school is there are NO books...The children have to 'learn' from handouts and if they do not understand something, they do not have a book to refer back to. It also appears that they are TRULY NOT learning anything. My child rarely has ANY homework.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2007

The staff of Byram Middle are great. The teachers really strive for every student to achieve. The school has a wonderful learnig atmosphere for the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2006

This school is the Best! My children have been in other schools. The administrators, faculty and staff really care about children.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 57% in 2013.

330 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

330 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
62%

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 63% in 2013.

342 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

341 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
44%
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.

315 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

315 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
46%
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 93% in 2012.

314 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%
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 64% in 2013.

315 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
39%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
100%
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.

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English II

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

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U.S. History

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

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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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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
Black 74% 50%
White 25% 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 63%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • David J. Campbell
Fax number
  • (601) 346-2383
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2009 Byram Bulldog Blvd
Terry, MS 39170
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