116 Alphabet Ave
Carriere, MS 39426
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Pearl River Central Elementary School serves 1,423 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Pearl River Central Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Mississippi for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 44% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 47% (which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 41%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Mississippi state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 57% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 1,423 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 13%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in MS
  • Math Proficiency
    : 44% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 47% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MS Dept. of Education

School Overview

Pearl River Central Elementary School's student population of 1,423 students has grown by 92% over five school years.
The teacher population of 83 teachers has grown by 124% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
1,423 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
83 teachers
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School Rankings

Pearl River Central Elementary School is ranked within the top 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 Pearl River Central Elementary School is 0.24, 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
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State Level (MS)
Overall Testing Rank
#316 out of 816 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
2%
4%
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Black
3%
48%
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White
87%
43%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.24
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
100%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (15-16)
9%
5%
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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?

44% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% MS state average), while 47% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 41% MS state average).

How many students attend Pearl River Central Elementary School?

1,423 students attend Pearl River Central Elementary School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

87% of Pearl River Central Elementary School students are White, 7% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are Black, 2% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are American Indian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Pearl River Central Elementary School?

Pearl River Central Elementary School has a student ration of 17:1, which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 14:1.

What grades does Pearl River Central Elementary School offer ?

Pearl River Central Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 1,423 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 13%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 44% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 47% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MS Dept. of Education

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