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Yazoo City High School

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Posted August 12, 2014

If you have the opportunity to send your child to another school ,please do so. Most of the teachers don't care and they constantly say to the students they're only here for a paycheck. If you have issues the principles do not make themselves available or try to help resolve the matter. Many of the teachers and staff are related to students and treat those students differently from the rest. If your child has special needs or learning disabilities, the entire school district is not prepared or equipped to teach them.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 10, 2014

This school along with the rest of the school district is TERRIBLE!!! Not all, but most of the teachers and students are racist and extremely stupid. The kids are perverted and illiterate. While the teachers curse out the students and do extremely inappropriate things!!! The few good teachers that are in the school district end up leaving or becoming bad teachers for the simple fact that the students will cuss out the teachers and fight them and the only way to control those idiotic people is to do it back. If you go to this school and then end up moving to another school even if your the smartest kid in the world you'll have a tremendous amount of catching up to do because none of the students ever learn anything. ( that's why it's a failing school district ) So if you love your kids please do your best to try and get them into another school district as soon as possible!!!!!

Posted March 23, 2012

I graduated YCHS in 1995. We had both great teachers and students. The teachers back then didn't put up with any BS like they do today. Also, back then the students were not nearly disrespectful as they are these days. School is everything you make of it. I really do miss being in High School again. Those were the best days I ever lived. I may not have been the smartest student but I will tell you every teacher I had helped me as much as possible and always encouraged me that I could do better. Take it from me...YCHS can get better only if the STUDENTS let it get better. I hope the best to each and everyone that goes to school there. God Bless! (My stars are the rating when I graduated in 1995)

Posted September 25, 2009

Yazoo City High School is the most un-organized school I have ever attended, I should have stayed at jj mcclain because yazoo city high need to be under control by the state, bad1!! The teachers are so disrespectful as well as the principals and studends. Don't go to Yazoo City High School, this is coming one of the best students from ychs.
—Submitted by a student

Posted July 14, 2009

I graduated from Yazoo City High School in 2006 as the valedictorian of my class. My experience is some what different from many of the responses that I have read. I was reluctant to have caring teachers, accelerated courses, and the opportunity to be engaged in activities outside of class. I am now a rising senior at Clark Atlanta University with a 3.7 gpa and also the Undergraduate President of my institution. I am not saying all of this to bost about my achievements but to let the world know that YCHS has produced some of the brightest minds of this world. I am not naive to the fact that now the school has gone through many changes and in many areas it is lacking. There is a need for leadership, drive, commitment, and skill. These qualifications are needed in every individual in Yazoo City. This is how success can be achieved.
—Submitted by a student

Posted March 27, 2009

Am a student at Yazoo City High School am now in 11th grade. I think they is really not preparing us for college or our State Test. I dont think this is a great school.
—Submitted by a student

Posted January 7, 2009

I think Yazoo City High is under poor leadership! They have unqualified teachers and a superintendent who cares nothing about the students.
—Submitted by a student

Posted June 25, 2007

Yazoo City High school produces many scholars every year. It's a very good place to attend high school and develop.
—Submitted by a student

Posted May 5, 2006

Yazoo City High School is not a fair school. Some students are treated differently from others because the teachers or principals know their relatives. I am a student at this school and see this type of stuff happen everyday. Everyone at Yazoo City High do not get an equal opportunity to excel. As a student at this school I am asking all parents to think twice before sending your children to Yazoo City High School.
—Submitted by a student

Posted August 27, 2005

It seems a lot of complaints are about the teachers here at the school and yet what could be said about the students? These students do not treat good teachers with proper respect when they do get them so the good teachers leave. Those who are truly concerned with the school should understand it is more than just the teachers. It is the community that supports the school. It takes a community to ruin a school. Let's pass the blame around equally. This problem stems in part from parents, superintendent, principals, students, teachers, and a lack of organization. But the positive side is that the school recognizes its shortcomings and where it needs to be unlike its counterpart school system - Yazoo County.
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Posted June 19, 2005

To my attention there's a lot to be done about YCHS.By spending just one single year,there're countless days that went by and 50% of the teachers did there jobs.They were either talking face to face with the student,knows that this young adult needs more support during this educational stage or clearly understand that these young adults must know that they're to smart for to let those who don't care about them graduating to drag'em down even more.-supportive student
—Submitted by a student

Posted March 22, 2005

Yazoo City High School is not a good school. Many teachers have their picks and chooses over their students and do not teach. I think this school has some of the worse teachers in Mississippi. There are very few teachers at YCHS who actually teach. YCHS is probly the worse school to send teen girls to because more than half of the girls in the school have babies or are pregnant. YCHS is full of mess.
—Submitted by a student

Posted December 11, 2004

This school needs teachers that will teach. There are alot of teachers at this school who would rather sit and chat on a computer instead of teaching their class.If you want your child to be ready for college don't send them to Yazoo City High. This school only prepares its students for junior/community college.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 20, 2004

I feel that we as students would excel more if we were offered a variety of accelerated courses.
—Submitted by a student

Posted May 2, 2004

I think that this school need more improvement and more teachers.Children my age need accelerated learning opportunities which have not been available.
—Submitted by a student

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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.

144 students were tested at this school in 2012.




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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.








Biology I

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

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.








English II

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

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.








U.S. History

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

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.








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 100% 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%
White 0% 46%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 93%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1825 Dr M L King Dr
Yazoo City, MS 39194
Phone: (662) 746-2378


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