Shirley D. Simmons Middle School

  • Shirley D. Simmons Middle School serves 188 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 40-44% (which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 37%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 25-29% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 35%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the Mississippi state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 57%.

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School Overview

  • Shirley D. Simmons Middle School's student population of 188 students has declined by 19% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 25 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students188 students
Gender %
Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

  • Shirley D. Simmons Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has decreased from 9:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Shirley D. Simmons Middle School is 0.02, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.31. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MS)
Overall School Rank#243 out of 840 schools
(Top 30%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)40-44%
37%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)25-29%
35%
Student : Teacher Ratio8:116:1
Black
99%
49%
White
1%
43%
All Ethnic Groups
Diversity Score0.020.31
Eligible for Free Lunch
80%
70%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
6%
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMadison Co Dist School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

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