Loyd Star School

1880 Hwy 550 Nw
Brookhaven, MS 39601
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
4/
10
Bottom 50%
3.00 5 1 (2 reviews)
Loyd Star School serves 813 students in grades Kindergarten-12.
Loyd Star School 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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 36% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the Mississippi state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 56% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Loyd Star School places among the top 20% of public schools in Mississippi for:

School Overview

Loyd Star School's student population of 813 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 52 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Total Students813 students
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Total Classroom Teachers52 teachers
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School Comparison

Loyd Star School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 825 schools in Mississippi (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Loyd Star School is 0.27, 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
#557 out of 825 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20%
43%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
1%
4%
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Black
15%
48%
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White
84%
44%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
2%
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Diversity Score
0.270.58
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Graduation Rate
≥90%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
42%
69%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLincoln County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Loyd Star School is Middle School For The Arts (6.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Alexander Junior High School (7.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Lipsey School (6.3 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Brookhaven Lipsey School Math: 27% | Reading: 31%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 5-6 | 444 students
    6.3 miles
    412 Drury Lane
    Brookhaven, MS 39601
    (601) 833-6148
    6.3 5-6 444
  • Brookhaven Mamie Martin Elementary School
    Grades: PK-2 | 764 students
    6.6 miles
    420 Vivian Merritt Street
    Brookhaven, MS 39601
    (601) 833-0007
    6.6 PK-2 764
  • Brookhaven Brookhaven Elementary School Math: 26% | Reading: 35%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 3-4 | 509 students
    6.9 miles
    300 S Church Street
    Brookhaven, MS 39601
    (601) 833-3139
    6.9 3-4 509
  • Brookhaven Middle School For The Arts
    Grades: 11-12 | 141 students
    6.9 miles
    308 West Cherokee Street
    Brookhaven, MS 39602
    (601) 823-1300
    6.9 11-12 141
  • Brookhaven Brookhaven Technical Center Vocational School

    7.3 miles
    325 East Court St.
    Brookhaven, MS 39602
    (601) 833-8335
    7.3 n/a n/a

School Reviews

  3.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
4  
This is simply to rebut the only other review. If this prior student didn't take algebra until the 11th grade, they did so at their own choice. Algebra I was offered from the 9th grade onward even when I was a student in the late 80s. While the school, along with a vast majority of Mississippi public schools indeed does have serious issues that need to be addressed, it offered an adequate education with enough student preparation to be successful in junior college if the young man or woman chose to continue their studies.
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2  
Loyd Star is yet another southern school putting athletics before academics. Teachers refuse to teach things they don't agree with, such as the theory of evolution. Teachers and students will alienate any student with different beliefs. Prayer is held before pep rallies. I didn't learn any algebra until 11th grade, the reason being that the pre-algebra and algebra teachers would not teach. Junior high grade sciences are dumbed down for the religious majority.
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