T J Harris Elementary School

3951 12th Street
Meridian, MS 39307
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
1/
10
Bottom 50%
T J Harris Elementary School serves 609 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
T J Harris 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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 11% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 12% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Mississippi state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 56% (majority Black).

Top Placements

T J Harris Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Mississippi for:

School Overview

T J Harris Elementary School's student population of 609 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 41 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students609 students
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Total Classroom Teachers41 teachers
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School Comparison

T J Harris Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 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 T J Harris Elementary School is 0.06, 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
#809 out of 825 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
11%
43%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
12%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
1%
4%
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Black
97%
48%
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White
2%
44%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
2%
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Diversity Score
0.060.58
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
69%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
5%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in T J Harris Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMeridian School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to T J Harris Elementary School is Meridian High School (1.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is George Washington Carver Middle School (0.3 miles away)
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