School Details

Leake Central High School

704 North Jordan St, Carthage, MS 39051
(601) 267-7713
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 & ungraded 613 students 14 students/teacher (MS avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

96%
97%
97%

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
  • Leake Co School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
67%
78%
51%
48%
63%
59%
55%
59%
49%
48%
62%

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
  • Leake Co School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Leake Central High School is a public high school in Carthage. 613 students go to Leake Central High School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 79% of the 613 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Leake Central High School is 14:1. Leake Co Career & Technical Center is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 59% 61%
Hispanic 4% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 35% 30%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1.0% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% 0%
Asian 0.7% %
Multiracial 0% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 79% 87%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I LOVE THE SCHOOL. The teachers are not the best in the world but they make sure we learn what we need to know

  • (7 years ago)

    Though Carthage is small the dedicated staff works well together to prepare students for state tests. Many teachers put in countless volunteer hours overseeing sports clubs and other activities. Carthage may be small but it makes up for that in Spirit.

  • (10 years ago)

    I work in a school district in Mississippi that has a uniform policy in place. It has helped greatly. The children have no problem wearing them. The only problem we have is from certain ignorant parents who are complaining just for the sake of complaining.

  • (10 years ago)

    The Teachers and most of the staff is very good but we do need a new Principal I have several complaints about the Principal that is there now. We also need a new Superintendent. I am very upset about the school starting to make the children wear uniforms if I wanted my children to wear uniforms I would send them to a private school not public.

  • (10 years ago)

    We need to have JROTC and ROTC in our schools I believe it would do a lot of good for the children

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Overall score

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  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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