School Details

Pisgah Elementary School

125 Pisgah High Rd, Brandon, MS 39047
(601) 829-2937
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 & ungraded 448 students 18 students/teacher (MS avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

50%
70%
59%
63%
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 2013
  • Rankin Co School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

62%
72%
59%
74%
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.
83%
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 2013
  • Rankin Co School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

42%
72%
59%
58%
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.
70%
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 2013
  • Rankin Co School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

60%
70%
57%
68%
79%
63%

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
  • Rankin Co School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Pisgah Elementary School is a public middle school in Brandon. 448 students go to Pisgah Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 61% of the 448 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Pisgah Elementary School is 18:1. Northwest Rankin Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 76% 74%
Black, non-Hispanic 23% 22%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% 2%
Hispanic 0.4% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 0%
Asian 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61% 40%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Great small school with wonderful teachers. My children couldn't be happier and are receiving a top notch education. The extracurricular activities are a bit limited but the other benefits make up for that shortcoming.

  • (1 year ago)

    Rate for the teaching unsatisfactory checking off a few boxes on an evaluation sheet that I found on line that places this school in the limbo. That same year this school received an A rating. I am amazed how this school lacks good teachers. It was pretty humiliating to even give this school a try. I have noticed a lot of students moving and I am unaware of why but now I do see why. I have wanted to rate this school for a while and just now have done so. Not sure what good it will do. Good luck to the others!

  • (2 years ago)

    My granddaughter started kindergarten at Pisgah Elementary this year. She loves it. She asked Saturday "Why is there no school today?" The school has a very calming feeling when you first enter the front door. This is very assuring to a frightened 5 year old.

  • (4 years ago)

    Best school! My little girl loves it and the teachers are great!

  • (4 years ago)

    Pisgah Elementary is a small rural school within the Rankin County School district in Sandhill MS. This school has an amazing student/teacher ratio and the communication between staff and parents is outstanding. The school feel more like family than anything. We moved just to be in the district for my children to attend Pisgah. For some reason the funding is lower for Pisgah Elementary than the other Rankin County schools and our children are so deserving!

  • (6 years ago)

    This is a great school as far as the teachers they're really good. Extracurricular activities are extremely limited though. The elementary has to share their cafeteria with the High School which I believe complicates lunch hours for both. I wish we had more in the way of music like an intro to band but the High School doesn't even have a band. Overall for a rural school it does a good job with what it has to work with.

  • (6 years ago)

    When my family moved several years ago we purposely selected a home-site that allowed our two boys to attend Pisgah schools. Everything we heard about how great it is has proven to be true. I wouldn't want them to go anywhere else.

  • (8 years ago)

    Pisgah Elementary is a wonderful school. The staff is great. It is a small school and the kids get so much individual attention. My youngest daughter started kindergarten this year and she had a hard time at first. I feel that having such a great teacher has made her love school. Her teacher even came to her birthday party. You don't get this at a large school. Thanks to all at Pisgah!!

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Overall score

(based on 11 ratings & reviews)

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