787 E. Northside Drive
Jackson, MS 39206
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Joel E. Smilow Prep serves 608 students in grades 5-8.
Joel E. Smilow Prep 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 29% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 13% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 41%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the Mississippi state level of 14:1.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: 5-8
  • Students: 608 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MS
  • Math Proficiency
    : 29% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 13% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MS Dept. of Education

School Overview

Joel E. Smilow Prep's student population of 608 students has grown by 398% over five school years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has grown by 127% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 5-8
Total Students
608 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Joel E. Smilow Prep is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 816 schools in Mississippi (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Joel E. Smilow Prep is 0.02, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MS)
Overall Testing Rank
#703 out of 816 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Joel E. Smilow Prep, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Joel E. Smilow Prep 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 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
13%
41%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Joel E. Smilow Prep 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 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
24:1
14:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Joel E. Smilow Prep and the public school average student teacher ratio of Mississippi by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
1%
4%
Black
99%
48%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Joel E. Smilow Prep and the percentage of Black public school students in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
White
n/a
43%
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
3%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.02
National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
100%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Joel E. Smilow Prep and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MS Dept. of Education

School Reviews

1   1/29/2020
This is one of the worst schools I've ever seen. The staff treats their students rudely and shows no respect for them.
- Posted by Parent - Disgusted parent

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: 5-8
  • Students: 608 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 29% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 13% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MS Dept. of Education

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