Whitten Middle School

  • Whitten Middle School serves 462 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 12% (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 10% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Whitten Middle 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 student:teacher ratio of 12:1 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

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School Overview

  • Whitten Middle School's student population of 462 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 38 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students462 students
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Total Classroom Teachers38 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Whitten Middle 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 Whitten Middle School is 0.15, 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#801 out of 825 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
12%
43%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
10%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
6%
4%
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Black
92%
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 Score0.150.58
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
69%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
2%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Whitten Middle 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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  • Jackson Lee Elementary School
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    0.6 miles
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  • Jackson Peeples Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 399 students
    0.8 miles
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    Jackson, MS 39212
    (601) 346-5660
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