School Details

Highland Bluff Elementary School

5970 Highland Bluff, Brandon, MS 39047
(601) 992-5168
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 & ungraded 677 students 19 students/teacher (MS avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

67%
70%
59%
83%
78%
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 2012
  • Rankin Co School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
72%
59%
83%
80%
69%

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.
96%
93%
89%

Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP)

In 2011-2012 Mississippi used the Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP) to test students in grades 4, 7 and 10 in writing. The MWAP 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 2 on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Rankin Co School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

85%
72%
59%
84%
77%
64%

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.
90%
81%
63%

Mississippi Science Test (MST)

In 2011-2012 Mississippi used the Mississippi Science Test (MST) to test students in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MST 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 2012
  • Rankin Co School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Highland Bluff Elementary School is a public elementary school in Brandon. 677 students attend Highland Bluff Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 25% of the 677 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Highland Bluff Elementary School is 19:1. Northwest Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 76% 75%
Asian 6% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 1%
Hispanic 3% 2%
Multiracial 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 14% 22%
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.02%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25% 38%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My son attended for part of a semester before he was able to switch to a different RCSD school. I found Highland Bluff to be entirely too focused on testing to the point where kids were barely getting a recess period. That may work for some but my kid absolutely could not sit for hours doing work without some way to blow off steam. And of course if they have any discipline problems one of the first things to be taken away is what little recreational time they were lucky to get; I don't think they understand that exercise and social interaction aren't special privileges but needs. They're as vital to any decent student as reading and math. And then in addressing his discipline problems I was granted a meeting with his teachers and counselors who ended up STRONGLY hinting that I should have him tested for ADHD and put on medication. I know they can't outright say it -- but it was quite clear nevertheless. And I'm a realistic parent; if my child really has an issue I'm the first one to advocate for whatever he needs. But to me the more conservative option was to give him an outlet not drug him up. After we moved schools and he got a regular recess period all was fine.

  • (1 year ago)

    The principal is rude. She has the worst communication skills that I have ever run across in a school setting.

  • (4 years ago)

    Great principal and teachers! Awesome scores and fun doing it! I have two children and they both love school. The teachers have taught them so much and made it fun. It is very professionally run and organized.

  • (4 years ago)

    Caring staff of teachers and administrators an excellent Parent Volunteer Organization and the BEST kids!

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