Dawson Elementary School

  • Dawson Elementary School serves 367 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20-24% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 20-24% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Dawson Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Mississippi for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Mississippi state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 56% (majority Black).

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School Overview

  • Dawson Elementary School's student population of 367 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 18 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students367 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Dawson Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
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Students by Grade This chart display the students of Dawson Elementary School by grade.

School Comparison

  • Dawson Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 825 schools in Mississippi (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Dawson Elementary School is 0.02, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MS)
Overall Testing Rank#635 out of 825 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)20-24%
43%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Dawson Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)20-24%
39%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Dawson Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Mississippi by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio20:116:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Dawson Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Mississippi by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
n/a
4%
Black
99%
48%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Dawson Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
1%
44%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Dawson Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
2%
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Dawson Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MS.
Diversity Score0.020.58
This chart display the diversity score of Dawson Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Mississippi by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
69%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Dawson Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
3%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Dawson Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameJackson Public School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

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