W.a. Higgins Middle School Academy

  • W.a. Higgins Middle School Academy serves 427 students in grades 7-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 6% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 31%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 12% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 33%) for the 2015-16 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 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Mississippi state level of 16:1.

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School Overview

  • W.a. Higgins Middle School Academy's student population of 427 students has declined by 13% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 38 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-8
Total Students427 students
This chart display total students of W.a. Higgins Middle School Academy by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Gender %This chart display gender of W.a. Higgins Middle School Academy
Total Classroom Teachers38 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of W.a. Higgins Middle School Academy by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Students by GradeThis chart display the students of W.a. Higgins Middle School Academy by grade.

School Comparison

  • W.a. Higgins Middle School Academy is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 840 schools in Mississippi (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 12:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of W.a. Higgins Middle School Academy is 0.00, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MS)
Overall School Rank#797 out of 840 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
6%
31%
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 2015-16 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
12%
33%
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 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio11:116:1
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 2015-16 school year data.
Black
100%
49%
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 2015-16 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis 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 Scoren/a0.56
This chart display the diversity score of W.a. Higgins Middle School Academy and the public school average diversity score of Mississippi by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
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 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
5%
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: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

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