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West Point High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 979 students

 

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Posted February 17, 2010

I am student teaching at West Point High School, North Campus. The faculty and administration are doing their jobs by creating a safe and productive learning environment. However, teachers cannot make students excel. The overall demeanor of students and parents is one of hypocrisy and laziness. How can teachers and administration be responsible for nonmotivated students when parents of these failing students will not even return a phone call from faculty? There are tutoring programs for every subject on every grade level. I have seen one student come for tutoring out of almost a hundred that I teach. Community and parent involvement must improve for anything in the school to improve.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 5, 2010

I am a teacher at this WPHS-S and we have a fantastic faculty and administration, but we have a large number of students that want to succeed on a higher level. I am very proud to be part of this school district!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 29, 2007

This is not the best school. Many of [the teachers] are not interested in putting in the extra time outside of the classroom to help the child get a better understanding of what is being talk. I would not recommend this school to another student because it is definately not the best.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 26, 2005

This is my first year with this school and it was a very positive experience. My daughter excelled much more at this school than the previous school year.
—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.
Writing - Informative Essay

The state average for Writing - Informative Essay was 97% in 2012.

245 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
71%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 63% in 2013.

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
72%
English II

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

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
62%
U.S. History

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

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
81%
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
Black 83% 50%
White 16% 46%
Hispanic 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian 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 82%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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950 Eshman Ave
West Point, MS 39773
Phone: (662) 494-5083

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