311 Martin Luther King Dr.
Columbus, MS 39701
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Stokes Beard Elementary School serves 349 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Stokes Beard 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 27% (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 29% (which is lower 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 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 57% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 349 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MS
  • Math Proficiency
    : 27% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MS Dept. of Education

School Overview

Stokes Beard Elementary School's student population of 349 students has declined by 21% over five school years.
The teacher population of 20 teachers has declined by 20% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
349 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
20 teachers
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School Rankings

Stokes Beard 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 Stokes Beard Elementary School is 0.10, 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
#585 out of 816 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
27%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
1%
4%
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Black
95%
48%
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White
2%
43%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.10
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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 (13-14)
6%
7%
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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?

27% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% MS state average), while 29% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 41% MS state average).

How many students attend Stokes Beard Elementary School?

349 students attend Stokes Beard Elementary School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

95% of Stokes Beard Elementary School students are Black, 2% of students are White, 2% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Hispanic.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Stokes Beard Elementary School?

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

What grades does Stokes Beard Elementary School offer ?

Stokes Beard Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 349 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 27% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MS Dept. of Education

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