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Beat Four Elementary School

Public | K-8 & ungraded | 13 students

 

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Posted September 16, 2012

I have been very pleased with BF elem. I find that the staff is friendly and informative. I like to be involved and they encourage that! My son is in the gifted program and he has had amazing teachers each year. Yes, there is bumps in the road and wrinkles that have to be ironed out as there are anywhere but I would highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2012

This school is pitiful, pathetic; staff is rude. By far worst school ever. Wouldn't enroll my dog here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2010

THIS IS A GOOD SCHOOL BECAUSE THEY HAVE TEACHERS THAT REALLY CARE ABOUT THE KIDS. THE TEACHERS ARE GETTING THE STUDENTS READY FOR THE REAL WORLD.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2005

Beat Four is an excellent school. I have been very please with the overall direction of Mrs. Waller and her staff. Each of my children have enjoyed their time at Beat Four and learned alot. Most of the teachers at Beat Four have a caring attitude and it shows in the way they treat their students. It is more like family than school. From Mrs. Crowe in Kindergarten to the teachers at the Jr. High (Coaches Sellers and Smith, Mrs. Blakney, Mrs. Farrior, Mrs. Jordan and etc.) They care and my children love them. Rev. Chris Layton
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Posted February 26, 2005

I am a former graduate of Beat Four Elementary School and it seems to me as if the system has not changed a bit. My brother is now going to school there and I do believe the principal mission statement is to provide each child with a quality education, and to create a learning environment that is enjoyable while meeting the needs of each student. Principal Waller and some of the teachers do not take time to meet the need of each individual student. Should a child that has a discipline problem not receive a quality education because of his actions? Teachers are too quick to grab a pen, and write on a piece of paper and get rid of a child, and off to the principal office he goes. Where he then faces someone of authority, who never questions the cause of his action.
—Submitted by a former student


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.

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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.
Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 59% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
43%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
54%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
53%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
49%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

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

Writing - Informative Essay

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

53 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 63% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
26%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
36%
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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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 65% 46%
Black 34% 50%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 3%
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 81%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Waynesboro, MS 39367
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