Joel E. Smilow Prep

787 E. Northside Drive
Jackson, MS 39206
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 570 students in grades 5-8, Joel E. Smilow Prep ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Mississippi for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 8% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 37%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 12% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 35%).
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the Mississippi state level of 14:1.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: 5-8
  • Enrollment: 570 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 23:1
  • : Bottom 50% in MS
  • : 8% (Btm 50%)
  • : 12% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MS Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Joel E. Smilow Prep ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Mississippi for:

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School Overview

Joel E. Smilow Prep's student population of 570 students has grown by 37% over five school years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has grown by 31% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 5-8
Total Students
570 students
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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 ranks within the bottom 50% of all 805 schools in Mississippi (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Joel E. Smilow Prep is 0.00, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MS)
#699 out of 805 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Joel E. Smilow Prep, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
8%
37%
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 2020-21 school year data.
12%
35%
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 2020-21 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
23:1
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 2021-22 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
n/a
4%
Black
100%
47%
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White
n/a
43%
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
All Ethnic Groups
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0.00
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
100%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MS Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Joel E. Smilow Prep's ranking?
Joel E. Smilow Prep is ranked #699 out of 805 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Mississippi.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
8% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MS state average), while 12% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 35% MS state average).
How many students attend Joel E. Smilow Prep?
570 students attend Joel E. Smilow Prep.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
100% of Joel E. Smilow Prep students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Joel E. Smilow Prep?
Joel E. Smilow Prep has a student ration of 23:1, which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 14:1.
What grades does Joel E. Smilow Prep offer ?
Joel E. Smilow Prep offers enrollment in grades 5-8
What school district is Joel E. Smilow Prep part of?
Joel E. Smilow Prep is part of Joel E. Smillow Prep School District.

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 (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: 5-8
  • Enrollment: 570 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 23:1
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 8% (Btm 50%)
  • : 12% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MS Dept. of Education

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