Laurel Middle School

  • Laurel Middle School serves 606 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 19% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 37%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 22% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 35%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Mississippi state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 57%.

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School Overview

  • Laurel Middle School's student population of 606 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 40 teachers has declined by 9% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students606 students
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Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Laurel Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Laurel Middle School is 0.19, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.31. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MS)
Overall School Rank#642 out of 840 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
19%
37%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
22%
35%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Laurel Middle School 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 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio15:116:1
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Hispanic
8%
4%
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Black
90%
49%
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White
2%
43%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Laurel Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MS.
Diversity Score0.190.31
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
70%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Laurel Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLaurel School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

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