School Details

Lizana Elementary School

15341 Lizana School Rd, Gulfport, MS 39503
(228) 832-1592
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 & ungraded 483 students 19 students/teacher (MS avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

79%
62%
59%
86%
71%
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
  • Harrison Co School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

69%
65%
59%
61%
69%
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.
97%
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
  • Harrison Co School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
65%
59%
77%
71%
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.
77%
74%
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
  • Harrison Co School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
68%
57%
79%
75%
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
  • Harrison Co School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Lizana Elementary School is a public middle school in Gulfport. 483 students attend Lizana Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 72% of the 483 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Lizana Elementary School is 19:1. Roger Amos McMurtry School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 97% 63%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 30%
Hispanic 0.4% 3%
Asian 0.4% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72% 69%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    My grandson will be entering second grade at Lizana Elementary School. When he was in kindergarten I had the opportunity to meet and spend time with his teacher and aide. Both were excellent. They fully prepared him for first grade - both academically and socially. They also made my husband and me feel welcomed any time we had reason to visit the classroom. They encouraged us to join them for field trips and various events. I can't say the same for the first grade teacher mainly because seem to be interested in our help. My grandson is definitely ready for second grade but I don't know to what extent he was challenged to go the extra mile. I think that when parents and/or grandparents volunteer to work with the teacher - in any capacity - it should be encouraged. I wish this teacher had done that.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have had some very bad experiences with this school. There is alot of turnover with the staff teachers. My daughter has been going to this school since Kindergarten. In that amount of years we have only come across very few teachers that actually care. My daughter has a learning disability and they have done nothing to accommodate her. She has not excelled mainly because I feel that her teachers did not care. All she was to them was a number and they just wanted her out of their hair. No stopping to help her understand a certain subject just move on. The ratio is poor about 1 25 students which I feel is horrible. Maybe if the teachers concentrated more on the students than they did on their little cliques it would be a nicer school. My recommendation ask the superintendent for a transfer. I am glad we are moving!

  • (8 years ago)

    Lizana is the best school ever!!! i went to lizana as a child and now my children attend this school. They have excellent teachers and staff they work one on one with the children i would drive an hour to take them to school everyday just to make sure this is the school they go to it really is a great school!!!

  • (10 years ago)

    This is the best elementary school in the world! I attended in 1982 and not much has changed. There are basically the same teachers. I'm glad my children attend school there now.I just wish it went through 12th grade! K.Williams

  • (10 years ago)

    If you have a child attending Lizana Elementary you are blessed! This is by far the best elementary school on the coast! I had transferred my 3rd grade son out of his district to this school because of constant problems with the other schools administrator. Wow is all I can say! The difference in teachers and all school employees (definitely including the administrator ) has been a wonderful breath of fresh air. I must transport my child to and from school each day but it is so worth it. I feel he is receiving a far better quality education and is treated with care and respect. My child and I both have the highest regard to all associated with Lizana Elementary. We are fortunate! I can't say enough good. All school administrators could really learn from this amazing school.It was the best move I could've made.

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