Pearl River Central Junior High School

  • Pearl River Central Junior High School serves 810 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 49% (which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 44% (which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Pearl River Central Junior High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Mississippi for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) 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 10% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 56% (majority Black).

School Overview

  • Pearl River Central Junior High School's student population of 810 students has grown by 10% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 51 teachers has grown by 37% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2004)
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students810 students
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Total Classroom Teachers51 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Pearl River Central Junior High School is ranked within the top 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 Pearl River Central Junior High School is 0.19, 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#264 out of 825 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
43%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
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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
4%
48%
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White
90%
44%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
2%
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Diversity Score0.190.58
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Eligible for Free Lunch
53%
69%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePearl River County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

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