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Pierce Street Elementary School

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Posted February 2, 2008

Pierce Street Elementary is an excellent school! Their arts program is wonderful! The teachers there work hard and are always looking out for the students' best interests.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 31, 2007

I am a parent of a child who attended Pierce Street. I believe this school is th ebest kept secret in Tupelo. This school has been involved in Art Integration as a way to teach children for eleven years. The test scores prove this method works. Children are encouaged to think outside the box and use their creativity. This school has been recognized on the state and national levels for Arts Integration. Pierce Street is a Model school for the Arts. This school has been featured in the book Third Space. Teachers at Pierce Street are extremely aware of progress of the individual child. They are higly trained and qualified teachers. My child had a extremely positive experience at Pierce Street. This is a top notch school with a top notch staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2005

My daughter is in first grade at Pierce Street and absolutely loves it. Art is her favorite subject and at Pierce Street, you can see student art on every wall. The teachers are amazing. They really care about the kids and work hard to inspire the children to want to learn. My daughter is able to check out books at the library and we know they are just right for her because of the tests she takes after each one. Right now she is reading books 'with a pink circle with a black dot in the middle.' The controlled environment assures us our daughter is well cared for and safe.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2005

I have had 1 child that attended Pierce Street in the past and currently have another child attending there now. Pierce Street is a great school. It is staffed with highly qualified and very caring teachers that are constantly striving to challange the students with creative and inovative teaching methods. Pierce Street is an Arts heavy school and partners with the Mississippi Arts Council to provide Tupelo with its only elementary school that offers Drama.
—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.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

128 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
93%
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.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
49%
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.

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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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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 49% 46%
Black 45% 50%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Hispanic 3% 3%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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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1008 Pierce St
Tupelo, MS 38801
Phone: (662) 841-8940

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