School Details

Pearl River Central Junior High School

7391 Hwy 11, Carriere, MS 39426
(601) 798-5654
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 & ungraded 726 students 15 students/teacher (MS avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

75%
75%
57%
80%
80%
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
  • Pearl River Co School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

77%
77%
63%
75%
75%
66%

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.
89%
89%
93%

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
  • Pearl River Co School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
73%
55%
79%
79%
73%

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.
85%
85%
64%

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
  • Pearl River Co School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

100%
81%
78%

Subject Assessment Testing Program (SATP)

In 2011-2012 Mississippi used the Subject Assessment Testing Program (SATP) to test students in English II, writing, algebra I, biology I and U.S. history at the completion of each course. Students must pass all parts of the SATP in order to graduate from high school. The SATP 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 pass the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Pearl River Co School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Pearl River Central Junior High School is a public middle school in Carriere. 726 children attend Pearl River Central Junior High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 66% of the 726 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Pearl River Central Junior High School is 15:1. Picayune Junior High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 90% 91%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 4%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Hispanic 2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% 0%
Asian 0.3% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 66% 65%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I LIKE THIS SCHOOL BUT I DON'T THINK ITS CHALLENGING ENOUGH FOR OUR KIDS. I HAVE A 6TH GRADER I THINK THE SCHOOL IS JUST SKIRTING THE KIDS BY. THE KIDS ARE GREAT RESPECTFUL SOME BAD APPLES BUT WHAT SCHOOL DOESN'T HAVE THOSE. I THINK THIS AREA NEEDS MORE RESOURCES TO INCREASE THEIR STEM PROGRAMS. I DON'T THINK WE WILL STICK AROUND TO FIND OUT IF THEY EVER GET THE RESOURCES. EDUCATION IS TOO IMPORTANT......

  • (4 years ago)

    When I lived in Carriere I worked in the school cafeteria. The children and adults were respectful polite and well mannered. They were a joy to be around and I enjoyed the time I worked there.

  • (5 years ago)

    We have a great school and staff --full of dedicated teachers counselors and administrators. Everyone I know works hard here and is dedicated to improving the lives of our students by helping them achieve. As you can see I love working here. The two points I want to make are as follows 1. The parents are the ones who determined that our students should wear uniforms --by voting. If you didn't vote shame on you. The teachers may or may not agree with the uniform policy but because we work here it's obvious that we must enforce it. 2. Next if and whenever a child is being bullied we want to know it! The student or the parent should be sure to report this to the school office. Thank you for looking at more than one side of an issue.

  • (6 years ago)

    The uniform policy is too strict and these children have almost no freedom of self expression. How can they learn if they are not comfortable in their own environment. How can one even concentrate when they are being 'hounded' about every little thing they are wearing. This is a public school or at least its Suppose to be. I sent my child there due to lack of income and i still had to buy overpriced uniforms. This makes no sence to me/

  • (6 years ago)

    Our school is a little to strict but other-wise it is an awsome school.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is a great school much better than others. The only problem I see is that their needs to be something more done about the constant bullying the children deal with every day..

  • (7 years ago)

    This is one of the worst schools i've ever been to! they should not make us wear uniforms! the uniforms completely mess up this public shcool! I would have given this school all 5's ( the highest) if we did not have uniforms!

  • (8 years ago)

    I think this school needs improving. The class size is too large. The uniform policy is also too strict.

  • (10 years ago)

    My wife and I have attended several parents/teachers meetings at PRC JHS. All the teachers we've met have great attitudes and pride toward teaching and love their students. The school is clean and class rooms are orderly.

  • (10 years ago)

    I believe PRCJH is a wonderful school. The teachers have really helped my daughter excell and get the kind of education I had hope she would recieve. The teachers really stay on top of everything and make learning fun for Brittany. I very much appreciate how much dedication the teachers and staff have with my daughter. You are #1 in my book! Keep up the great work! Thank you Gina Mack

  • (10 years ago)

    I believe that PRCJHS is a terrific school. It is the best school in our county. They have recived many honors and awards the past few years. They have recieved the NCLB (NO Child Left Behind) award this year. This school has an excellent faculty and staff. Both of my children are currently attend this school. The only dissapointing thing about this school is the limits on certain programs such as foriegn languages. But it's not the school's fault; it is the state and county's fault. Other than the program limits it is a great school. Other schools in this district are almost just as good.

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