Mendenhall Junior High School

733 Dixie Avenue
Mendenhall, MS 39114
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
2/
10
Bottom 50%
5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Mendenhall Junior High School serves 381 students in grades 5-8.
Mendenhall Junior High 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 18% (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 22% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Mississippi state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Black), which is equal to the Mississippi state average of 56% (majority Black).

School Overview

Mendenhall Junior High School's student population of 381 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 5-8
Total Students381 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Mendenhall Junior High School
Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
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School Comparison

Mendenhall Junior High 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 Mendenhall Junior High School is 0.51, 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
#671 out of 825 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
18%
43%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
22%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
1%
4%
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Black
55%
48%
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White
44%
44%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
2%
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Diversity Score
0.510.58
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Eligible for Free Lunch
71%
69%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSimpson County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Mendenhall Junior High School is Mendenhall High School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Simpson Central School (7.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Mendenhall Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Mendenhall Mendenhall Elementary School Math: 46% | Reading: 44%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-4 | 557 students
    0.6 miles
    814 East Street
    Mendenhall, MS 39114
    (601) 847-2621
    0.6 K-4 557
  • Mendenhall Mendenhall High School Math: 15-19% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 570 students
    0.6 miles
    207 Circle Drive
    Mendenhall, MS 39114
    (601) 847-2411
    0.6 9-12 570
  • Mendenhall Simpson County Technical Center Vocational School

    2.9 miles
    3415 Simpson Hwy 49
    Mendenhall, MS 39114
    (601) 847-4000
    2.9 n/a n/a
  • Pinola Simpson Central School Math: 48% | Reading: 46%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 578 students
    7.5 miles
    755 Simpson Hwy 28 West
    Pinola, MS 39149
    (601) 847-2630
    7.5 K-8 578
  • Puckett Puckett Elementary School Math: 57% | Reading: 50%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: K-6 | 363 students
    10.4 miles
    6382 Hwy 18
    Puckett, MS 39151
    (601) 825-6140
    10.4 K-6 363

School Reviews

5  
Surprisingly good school. The principal is very student oriented, focused and works well with parents. My child is a 5th grader and looks forward to going to school each day. Great teachers.
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