School Details

Mclaurin Elementary School

2693 Star Rd, Florence, MS 39073
(601) 845-2127
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 & ungraded 702 students 18 students/teacher (MS avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

60%
70%
59%
74%
78%
67%

Mississippi Curriculum Test (MCT)

In 2012-2013 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

56%
72%
59%
63%
80%
69%

Mississippi Curriculum Test (MCT)

In 2012-2013 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%
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

62%
72%
59%
60%
77%
64%

Mississippi Curriculum Test (MCT)

In 2012-2013 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 2012-2013 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%
67%
79%
63%

Mississippi Curriculum Test (MCT)

In 2012-2013 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

Mclaurin Elementary School is a public middle school in Brandon. 702 children attend Mclaurin Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 73% of the 702 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Mclaurin Elementary School is 18:1. Florence Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 76% 74%
Black, non-Hispanic 20% 22%
Hispanic 2% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9% 2%
Multiracial 0.4% 0%
Asian 0.3% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 73% 40%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I have a son in the high school My son has been going here since K-5 and we have had no problems with this school or teachers. In fact they offer tutoring to help your child as much as they can. This is a great small school and community.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is really not proficient in teaching or respect for the students/or parents. I have only knowledge of the high school. The staff is SO unprofessional and there is no doubt in my mind why they are not respected. However there are maybe four teachers employed here who are GREAT for them we are ALL thankful!!! If you would like your child to have a real education and not just be passed for showing up a staff who will respect your child for their individuality and not who they are related too or who they know- DO NOT send your child here.

  • (3 years ago)

    McLaurin Elementary has really flourished under the leadership of Mrs. Nowlin & Dr. Brown. They truly love their job and care about all of the students. McLaurin Elementary students are able to learn and have fun at the same time. Testing is not the driving force here like it is at so many other schools.

  • (3 years ago)

    I have 2 Kids at McLaurin! Great Teachers!! 1 of my kids started K and the other started 1st Grade here... We have been at McLaurin for 5 Years now! Still love it very much! If I ever had a problem with anyone or anything they worked with me to fix it! They feel like family!! Everyone knows everyone it's like living in a small town!

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a parent with one child in the elementary and one in the jr high. I would rate the ele. 5 Stars hands down. The jr high on the other hand needs serious updated teachers the office staff is great but the teacher /coach thing isnt working. They do not know the lesson they are teaching and my all a's daughter has struggled all year in the classes that are taught by teacher/coaches.

  • (8 years ago)

    As someone else reported mclaurin is like sending your child to family. That is exactly the problem at this school. I send my child to school to learn. It's as if they are telling them to memorize what they are teaching them instead of actually teaching them. This school is the reason our family is moving to another school district as well as state.

  • (9 years ago)

    McLaurin is a great school. It is like sending your child to school with family.

  • (9 years ago)

    I feel that this school is in need of leadership. the teacher are very unhappy and it is due to the administration.

  • (9 years ago)

    I have a daughther in kindergarten and we are so lucky to go to such a small wonderful school. We have two very good teachers. Our daughter can already read on a more advanced level. She is constantly writing and asking how to spell things. She loves to go to school every morning. Our bus driver takes very good care of her. When we have the opportunity to go to the school and there are plenty including parent lunches and book fairs we are impressed by the parental involvement. We are pleased with everything from administration to teachers to bus drivers to extracurricular activities. She plays tee ball and cheerleads for the Star Mclaurin Youth Association. We love this school and most importantly our daughter loves this school.

  • (11 years ago)

    This is a fantastic school! My daughter is in Kindergarten and has two of the most wonderful teachers. I feel very safe sending her to school each morning. I am very satisfied with the principal and all of the staff I have met. And I just feel blessed that she attends there. Keep up the good work!

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