Joel E. Smilow Prep

787 E. Northside Drive
Jackson, MS 39206
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1.00 (1 review)
Joel E. Smilow Prep serves 286 students in grades 5-6.
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 18:1 is higher than the Mississippi state level of 16:1.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Joel E. Smilow Prep's student population of 286 students has grown by 134% over five school years.
The teacher population of 16 teachers has grown by 45% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades 5-6
Total Students286 students
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Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
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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 0.00, 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
#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 Ratio18:116:1
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 2017-18 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
n/a
4%
Black
100%
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 2017-18 school year data.
White
n/a
44%
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 Joel E. Smilow Prep. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MS.
Diversity Score
0.000.58
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
69%
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 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameJoel E. Smillow Prep School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Joel E. Smilow Prep is Middle School For The Blind High School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Chastain Middle School (0.1 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Jackson Chastain Middle School Math: 17% | Reading: 15%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 645 students
    0.1 miles
    4650 Manhattan Road
    Jackson, MS 39206
    (601) 987-3550
    0.1 6-8 645
  • Jackson Boyd Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 9% | Reading: 24%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 1-5 | 506 students
    0.3 miles
    4531 Broadmeadow Drive
    Jackson, MS 39206
    (601) 987-3504
    0.3 1-5 506
  • Jackson Mcwillie Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-6 | 432 students
    0.7 miles
    4851 Mcwillie Circle
    Jackson, MS 39206
    (601) 987-3709
    0.7 PK-6 432
  • Jackson Middle School For The Blind High School Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 1-12 | 49 students
    0.9 miles
    1252 Eastover Drive
    Jackson, MS 39211
    (601) 984-8200
    0.9 1-12 49
  • Jackson Middle School For The Deaf Elementary School
    Grades: PK-8 | 60 students
    0.9 miles
    1253 Eastover Drive
    Jackson, MS 39211
    (601) 984-8000
    0.9 PK-8 60

School Reviews

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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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