School Details

St. Martin N Elementary School

16308 Lemoyne Blvd, Biloxi, MS 39532
(228) 392-1387
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-3 & ungraded 653 students 17 students/teacher (MS avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

78%
72%
59%
81%
81%
67%

Mississippi Curriculum Test (MCT)

In 2011-2012 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Jackson County School District average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

St. Martin N Elementary School is a public elementary school in Biloxi. 653 children attend St. Martin N Elementary School and identify as Asian/Pacific Islander; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 67% of the 653 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at St. Martin N Elementary School is 17:1. Sacred Heart Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 72% 86%
Hispanic 2% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 14% 8%
Asian 10% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.3%
Multiracial 0.5% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 67% 49%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (12 months ago)

    We have been at this school less than 6 months and already my son is having problems he never had at any other school. Some of the staff really cares and some are only interested in test scores and paperwork. Miss being at a school that has that warmth and caring every child needs to grow.

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter attended SMNE from K to 3rd. She is now at the upper elementary in the district and we are not pleased at all. SMN was a great school with great teachers and admins we really miss them!

  • (5 years ago)

    Excellent staff. Excellent school.

  • (6 years ago)

    I believe that the No Child Left Behind Act leaves all the children behind. They are required to learn only what is on the standardized tests and rarely even use the textbooks they were issued at the beginning of the year. The teachers are required to push this issue but are still warm and caring toward the children.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son was fortunate to have attended this school for a year. Thanks to his outstanding teacher's encouragement to read he finally developed a true love for reading and increased four reading levels in one year! The principal's interest in and caring for the student body is very evident. To be able to be a part of such a warm and welcoming group of people was greatly appreciated during what could have easily been one of our worst years as we were recovering from the loss of our home in the recent hurricane. For my son to have such a great school to go to every day made a big difference in our quality of life last year!

  • (8 years ago)

    Both of my children went to SMNE. The teachers and staff were wonderful! You could not ask for better. We were displaced by the hurricane and my daughter still wheres her Field Day shirt and her school uniform proudly. We will never find another school to compare.

  • (8 years ago)

    Both my children attended St. Martin North I am fell like they recieved a great start to their education. It was a great caring atmosphere almost like a second family. Thank you St. Martin North to a job well done.

  • (9 years ago)

    I wish that less emphasis would be placed on state testing. The teachers and administration at SMN are outstanding. They are warm and caring. However the staff is forced to place so much emphasis on state tests. My son loves SMN and I think the staff and administration go above and beyond the call of duty.

  • (9 years ago)

    My daughter is now in the third grade at SMNE. She's been there since K. I completely agree that the concern of the principle is how SMNE rates against other schools in state testing. It's sad when an administrator puts her selfish goals ahead of the students academic potential. My daughters teacher punishes poor performance by having the students sit in the hall while classmates are outside for recess. Does this help correct poor performance? I think not. She also trakes off 15 points from a paper if a child forgets to put there name on thier paper. I think constant reminders to put the name on the paper would help in making this a habit. I've contacted the school's principle about my concerns only to find that she is closed minded and set in her ways.

  • (9 years ago)

    I have been involved with SMNE for the last three years and some of the problems with the school is the lack of discipline from the admins the emphasis put into teaching what is on the state testand the lack of parental involvement in the school. Of course the kids can pass a test if that is all you teach. The teachers at SMNE are great but they don't get a chance to show it because they have the state test pushed down their throat. Change is needed at SMNE.

  • (10 years ago)

    After attending SMNE kindergarten through third grade my daughter is now enrolled in a private school. She completed third grade at SMNE with a Straight A average in every subject. Entrance exams at a private school shows her reading comprehension at a low 2nd grade level. The only academic focus at SMNE is for the state testing criteria. If it is not on the state testing it is not taught at St.Martin North Elementary School.

  • (11 years ago)

    Mrs. Polk is truly a great teacher. She has been with St Martin forever and has showed she truly cares for her children in many ways. Thanks so much Mrs. Polk.

  • (11 years ago)

    SMNE is a warm welcoming wonderful place to learn! )

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