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Yazoo County Junior High School

Public | 7-8 & ungraded | 4 students

 

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Posted November 28, 2009

I love YCJH!! The teachers really care about the students. They call parents when things are good and when there are issues. Ms. Gray is awesome!! Her reading classes really challenge her students. My son reading performance has increased dramatically. Mrs. Washington does a great job and is an asset for our community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2007

My child has juststarted going to public school this year at YCJHS. She is doing much better this year than in the past. She has already made lots of friends. She likes all her teachers at the school. She is involved with baseball during PE and That is something the other school did not offer. Her grades in Math are better this year thanks to Mr. Fred Street. I haven't been able to get involved in too much because I wrecked my car on Labor Day and I don't have a way to get places on my own. But I really want to be involved as I have in the past 9 years that my child has been in school and preschool,
—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.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
47%
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.

158 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
85%
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.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
39%
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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

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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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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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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
Black 52% 50%
White 47% 46%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
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 85%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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6781 Hwy 49 Frontage Rd
Yazoo City, MS 39194
Phone: (662) 746-1596

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