Jefferson Middle School

  • Jefferson Middle School serves 373 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30% (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 29% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Jefferson Middle 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 15:1 is lower than the Mississippi state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 56% (majority Black).

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School Overview

  • Jefferson Middle School's student population of 373 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 25 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students373 students
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Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Jefferson Middle 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 Jefferson Middle School is 0.55, 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#542 out of 825 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
43%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:116:1
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
2%
4%
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Black
45%
48%
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White
50%
44%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
2%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Jefferson Middle School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MS.
Diversity Score0.550.58
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Eligible for Free Lunch
63%
69%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameColumbia School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

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The school is on a constant power trip long before covid, and now that they can randomly send kids home for Covid-19 with the sniffles, they do so whenever they want to. If they have a problem with a student or a parent, the child is found to have a symptom or someone in the child's circle has a symptom and they send them home for 14 days to quarantine.
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