Watkins Elementary School

  • Watkins Elementary School serves 324 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 6-9% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 37%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 6-9% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 35%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Watkins 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the Mississippi state level of 16:1.

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School Overview

  • Watkins Elementary School's student population of 324 students has declined by 21% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 14 teachers has declined by 33% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students324 students
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Gender %This chart display gender of Watkins Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers14 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Watkins Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 835 schools in Mississippi (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has increased from 20:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Watkins Elementary School is 0.00, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MS)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#818 out of 835 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)6-9%
37%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Watkins Elementary 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 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)6-9%
35%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Watkins Elementary 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 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio23:116:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Watkins Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Mississippi by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
100%
48%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Watkins Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Watkins Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MS.
Diversity Score0.000.57
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
69%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Watkins Elementary 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 Lunchn/a
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Watkins 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 NameJackson Public School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

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