School Details

St Martin Upper Elementary School

10910 Yellowjacket Blvd, Ocean Springs, MS 39564
(228) 818-2849
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 4-5 & ungraded 686 students 17 students/teacher (MS avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

67%
67%
59%
78%
78%
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.
82%
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
  • Jackson Co School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
68%
59%
75%
75%
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.
75%
77%
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
  • Jackson Co School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

St Martin Upper Elementary School is a public elementary school in Gulf Hills. 686 students attend St Martin Upper Elementary School and identify as Asian/Pacific Islander; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 67% of the 686 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at St Martin Upper Elementary School is 17:1. Pecan Park Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 4%
Asian 9% %
White, non-Hispanic 66% 83%
Black, non-Hispanic 21% 10%
Hispanic 2% 2%
Multiracial 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 67% 56%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter arrived in the St. Martin School system during her first grade year. We were afraid of the transition because we were moving from a high performing district in Georgia. My daughter had a fantastic experience at St. Martin East and St. Martin North. We were quite nervous about the big move to Upper Elementary however the transition has been very smooth. I have found the teachers and staff will go out of their way to help any parent and/or student that needs their attention. There are always opportunities for parents to be involved in classroom activities even in the Gifted Center. Parent involvment is appreciated as well. I feel very thankful that my daughter is involved in a school that emphasizes character building free thinking along with getting through the required state testing. This is a fantastic district that I continue to recommend to friends looking for a new home and different school for their child(ren).

  • (4 years ago)

    My child is in 4th grade at SMUE. After a great experience at SMNE from K through 3rd we expected the experience to continue. That was evidently too much to expect. I am told that our state testing here in MS is some of the most difficult there is in the country but this is ridiculous. Volumes and volumes of information are thrown at the kids in an effort to make sure everyone passes the tests. The problem is it is so much that it becomes all about memorization. There is a big difference in memorizing and actually learning. My child's teachers are wonderful but they seem overwhelmed by the way they are expected to shove information at the kids without the time to really teach. I have the distinct impression that they don't agree with it at all but they feel their hands are tied.

  • (6 years ago)

    This School is under great leadership in their Principal and the teachers are very deligent and dedicated to teaching the students. Definitely the best school so far!

  • (7 years ago)

    I feel that St. Martin Upper is a great school considering that in August 2005 everything was lost. We have steadily been rebuilding and recovering from the terrible hardship of Katrina. The school is currently housed in temporary trailers until 2010. St. Martin Upper has continued to recover this year the new library has been opened and 10 000 books are available for the students to check out. Last year we received a cafeteria trailer on site for the students. Things are moving steadily forward as our students learn and we become prepared to offer extra curricular activities. A field trip each 9 weeks is offered and fun things especially outside activities are planned. It may appear that the school is lacking but the majority of our students have suffered such loss they are being nutured and educated the data supports their achievements.

  • (8 years ago)

    We feel as though this school to be terribly lacking in parent involvement and character building. This school teaches only to the test to maintain their state accredation and the over all well being of the children falls to the wayside. There is no kindness and compassion toward the children. Being military and having attended several schools we have found St. Martin to be the worst by far.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school needs more parent involvement while the students are at K - 3 grades the parents always volunteer to help. When they get in 4th and 5th there is hardly no help.

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