Nicholson Elementary School

1887 Hwy 11 South
Picayune, MS 39466
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
5/
10
Bottom 50%
3.00 5 1 (1 review)
Nicholson Elementary School serves 404 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
Nicholson Elementary 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 33% (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 14:1 is lower than the Mississippi state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 56% (majority Black).

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School Overview

Nicholson Elementary School's student population of 404 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has declined by 9% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Total Students404 students
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Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
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School Comparison

Nicholson Elementary 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 Nicholson Elementary School is 0.59, which is more 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
#459 out of 825 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
43%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:116:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
8%
4%
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Black
32%
48%
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White
55%
44%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.590.58
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
69%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
5%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePicayune School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Nicholson Elementary School is Picayune Memorial High School (1.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Picayune Junior High School (1.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is South Side Elementary School (1.3 miles away)
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I had 2 boys last year before COVID-19 and my eldest blossomed. He was very shy, however, his first & last year here made him more confident & his grades didn't suffer from the transition. His teachers would communicate with me daily if needed. I believe the teachers care deeply for the students.
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