Joel E. Smilow Prep
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.
- 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
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.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
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
State Level (MS)
Overall Testing Rank
#703 out of 816 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
National School Lunch Program
Eligible for Free Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MS Dept. of Education
This is one of the worst schools I've ever seen. The staff treats their students rudely and shows no respect for them.
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