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Posted April 29, 2010

In response to the person who said that Walnut was all white and racist...you have got to be kidding me. Anyone who believes this needs to go ask any black person in Walnut. Its a southern town yes but race is not an issue here. We are united together as one to better ourselves and each other. Its about team work here not color!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2008

This is one of the best schools the state of MS can offer! Pedagogy reigns supreme here! The teachers are student-centered and goal-oriented. Through best practice methods and varied teaching styles, the teachers encourage and challenge all students daily. One problem the school faces is a lack of administrative leadership. To be an excellent school, you need an excellent leader. The school is missing this important ingredient. It is the key reason I did not give the school five stars.


Posted December 11, 2007

Walnut is a great school. The Teachers are great. The food is terrible,but the lunch ladies are friendly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2006

I believe that Walnut is the best school in Tippah County. As a student of Walnut I know that they have the best teachers in the state such as Coach Love Mr.Meeks, Mrs.Newsom, and many many more. I also know for a fact that the teachers at Walnut do not choose favorites and they also help all the children that want help. A child has to want to help themselves before they will allow anyone else to help them. I would recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 1, 2005

I would highly recommend this school to anyone. This school has recieved the highest academic rating that a school can recieve in the state. My children are both excelling at this school and love attending this excellent school. The state has put into place a system to rate schools based on academic performance. It is a state wide system. Walnut Elementary was rated a level 5 school, which is the best score atainable. Both of my children have excelled academically and socially. I do not think that they could get a better education at any school anywhere. The atmosphere at the school is wonderful. The students are happy and the teachers are fair to everyone! I am proud that my children attend a school where all students are treated equally regardless of race, academic performance, or economic status.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2005

My child ranked 4th in the nation academically before entering this Mississippi elementary school. The teachers have their pick of certain family children from the area to excel. The teaching staff consists of all white teachers and a white principal. I would never recommend this school to another non white family. My high achieving daughter has declined in her grades and has been constantly made to feel that only white children deserve to exceed in academics. I let my child complete the school year but we will be removing our child from this school for the next school year.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
26%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
26%
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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
37%

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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
25%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
33%
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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

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

Writing - Informative Essay

The state average for Writing - Informative Essay was 93% in 2012.

28 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

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 63% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
42%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
99%
English II

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

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
78%
U.S. History

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

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
93%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 85% 46%
Black 11% 50%
Two or more races 3% 1%
Hispanic 2% 3%
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 74%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Tim Bryant
Fax number
  • (662) 223-5858

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280 Commerce St
Walnut, MS 38683
Phone: (662) 223-6471

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