School Details

Canton Elementary School

740 East Academy St, Canton, MS 39046
(601) 859-2400
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 2-5 & ungraded 510 students 18 students/teacher (MS avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

33%
39%
59%
36%
43%
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
  • Canton Public School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

35%
40%
59%
44%
47%
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.
84%
84%
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
  • Canton Public School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

50%
49%
59%
63%
65%
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.
53%
51%
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
  • Canton Public School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Canton Elementary School is a public elementary school in Canton. 510 students attend Canton Elementary School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 95% of the 510 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Canton Elementary School is 18:1. Canton Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 96% 98%
Hispanic 3% 1%
White, non-Hispanic 0.6% 0.5%
Asian 0.2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 95% 96%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    We have had a great experience at Canton Elementary! Both of my daughters are honor roll students and love going to school every day. Their teachers have been fantastic and truly care about each if their students. The few times my kids have had to miss school their teachers called personally to check on them. We never had that kind of interaction in the school they attended previously. 10 out of 10.

  • (1 year ago)

    The children are over tested. The principal runs all of the teachers off which means there is no consistency. Teachers have also been moved in the middle of the school year to new classrooms without the children or most importantly parents being notified. It breaks my heart that I have to see children being taught at such a fast rate but it's only because that is what the administration wants not the teacher. Something needs to be done.

  • (3 years ago)

    I am not impressed with this schoo at all. Canton school as a whole are not where they should be. However this is a problem world wide not just in Canton. Our schools really need prayer and more involved parents. More involved with not just school but with their children.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is great. I have enjoyed the years that my kids have attended. Ms. R. Powe was a joy to have known. She was very attentive to her students she was also loving and caring. However I think that the school needs to have cameras installed so that they can weed out the good from the bad.

  • (9 years ago)

    The faculty and staff are doing a wonderful job. The kids are being challenged and the staff are very supportive.

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