601 59th Ave
Meridian, MS 39307
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Oakland Heights Elementary School serves 367 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Oakland Heights 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 10-14% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 15-19% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 35%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Mississippi state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 57% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 367 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 94%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MS
  • Math Proficiency
    : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MS Dept. of Education

School Overview

Oakland Heights Elementary School's student population of 367 students has declined by 26% over five school years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
367 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
29 teachers
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School Rankings

Oakland Heights Elementary School 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 Oakland Heights Elementary School is 0.21, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MS)
Overall Testing Rank
#681 out of 816 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(20-21)
10-14%
37%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Oakland Heights Elementary School 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 2020-21 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(20-21)
15-19%
35%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Oakland Heights Elementary 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 2020-21 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
3%
4%
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Black
89%
48%
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White
6%
43%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
3%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.21
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
100%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Oakland Heights Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
6%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Oakland Heights Elementary 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.
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MS Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

10-14% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MS state average), while 15-19% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 35% MS state average).

How many students attend Oakland Heights Elementary School?

367 students attend Oakland Heights Elementary School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

89% of Oakland Heights Elementary School students are Black, 6% of students are White, 3% of students are Hispanic, and 2% of students are Two or more races.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Oakland Heights Elementary School?

Oakland Heights Elementary School has a student ration of 13:1, which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 14:1.

What grades does Oakland Heights Elementary School offer ?

Oakland Heights Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5

What school district is Oakland Heights Elementary School part of?

Oakland Heights Elementary School is part of Meridian Public Schools School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 367 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 94%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MS Dept. of Education

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