Simpson Central School

  • Simpson Central School serves 578 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 48% (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 46% (which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Simpson Central 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 30%) 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 36% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 56% (majority Black).

School Overview

  • Simpson Central School's student population of 578 students has grown by 11% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 37 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Total Students578 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Simpson Central School
Total Classroom Teachers37 teachers
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Students by Grade This chart display the students of Simpson Central School by grade.

School Comparison

  • Simpson Central 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 Simpson Central School is 0.47, 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#251 out of 825 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
43%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Simpson Central 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 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
39%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Simpson Central 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 2017-18 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
1%
4%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Simpson Central School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Black
35%
48%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Simpson Central School and the percentage of Black public school students in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
64%
44%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Simpson Central School and the percentage of White public school students in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
2%
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Simpson Central School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MS.
Diversity Score0.470.58
This chart display the diversity score of Simpson Central School and the public school average diversity score of Mississippi by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
67%
69%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Simpson Central School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Simpson Central School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSimpson County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

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