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Water Valley High School

Public | 7-12 & ungraded | 563 students

 
 

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3 stars


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Posted July 15, 2010

Some of Water Valley's teacher's act like it's a hassle to teach when thats what their there to do! The advanced students do not get challenged or pushed further. And the principal did not do well on documenting certain things that should have been documented that were complaints a suggestions from the parents! Water Valley also never has soap in the bathrooms and there is always something wrong with the toilets. Also the cafeteria food is not very healthy,and they wonder why there are so many obese kids, hot dogs and hamburgers shouldn't be in the food menu. We should have more fruit and less un healthy chiken nuggets!


Posted June 9, 2009

Needs to put emphasis on cultural history.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 14, 2006

this school is very nice.they have everything you need.they have after school tutoring,wounderful teachers/assistant.i will give them 100 a+++++++++++++.they have alsome programs.they have good music teachers,good sports,nice art teachers and more!
—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 63% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

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

Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
32%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
91%
English II

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

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
71%
U.S. History

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

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
98%
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 55% 46%
Black 43% 50%
Hispanic 2% 3%
Asian 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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550 Markette St
Water Valley, MS 38965
Phone: (662) 473-2468

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