W.a. Higgins Middle School Academy

1749 Chestnut Street
Clarksdale, MS 38614
(School attendance zone shown in map)
W.a. Higgins Middle School Academy serves 383 students in grades 7-8.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 17% (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 17% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year.
W.a. Higgins Middle School Academy 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 student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the Mississippi state level of 16:1.

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W.a. Higgins Middle School Academy places among the top 20% of public schools in Mississippi for:

School Overview

W.a. Higgins Middle School Academy's student population of 383 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 44 teachers has grown by 15% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-8
Total Students383 students
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Total Classroom Teachers44 teachers
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School Comparison

W.a. Higgins Middle School Academy 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 W.a. Higgins Middle School Academy is 0.04, 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
#717 out of 825 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
17%
43%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of W.a. Higgins Middle School Academy 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)
17%
39%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of W.a. Higgins Middle School Academy 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 Ratio9:116:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of W.a. Higgins Middle School Academy and the public school average student teacher ratio of Mississippi by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
1%
Hispanic
1%
4%
Black
98%
48%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in W.a. Higgins Middle School Academy and the percentage of Black public school students in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
n/a
44%
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 W.a. Higgins Middle School Academy. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MS.
Diversity Score
0.040.58
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
69%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in W.a. Higgins Middle School Academy 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 (13-14)
3%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in W.a. Higgins Middle School Academy 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 NameClarksdale Municipal School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to W.a. Higgins Middle School Academy is Jerome W. Stampley 9th Grade Academ (1.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Coahoma County Jr/sr High School (3.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Geo H Oliver Visual/perf. Arts (0.0 miles away)
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