School Details

Hardy Middle School

545 Ellis Ave, Jackson, MS 39209
(601) 960-5362
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 & ungraded 534 students 15 students/teacher (MS avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

27%
43%
57%
23%
48%
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 2012
  • Jackson Public School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

50%
52%
63%
45%
52%
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.
92%
94%
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 2012
  • Jackson Public School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

20%
39%
55%
43%
57%
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.
30%
44%
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 2012
  • Jackson Public School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

82%
71%
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 2012
  • Jackson Public School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Hardy Middle School is a public middle school in Jackson. 534 students go to Hardy Middle School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 97% of the 534 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Hardy Middle School is 15:1. Blackburn Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 99% 98%
White, non-Hispanic 0.4% 2%
Hispanic 0.2% 0.7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.02%
Multiracial 0% %
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 97% 86%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    Hardy Middle School is a part of a flagship community. It's 85% mastery level staff are constantly using research based strategies to improve student's learning experiences in order to gain pure student achievement. Come and see the greatness that is brewing at Hardy Middle School. We are on our way to becoming one of the nations' most successful schools.

  • (7 years ago)

    Hardy Middle School is a great school. They are training the children well!

  • (8 years ago)

    Many of the students are frustrated because the principles want teachers to teach to the test (referring to MCT of course). Many of the students just want to learn after all that is why they come to school in the first place.

  • (9 years ago)

    I think Hardy Middle School is a wonderful academic school for me to have went and other students to come we are now a level three not level two and hope to go higher

  • (9 years ago)

    hardy middle school is now a level 3 three shool because of the improvement of teachers parents and students.

  • (10 years ago)

    The students arent doing well on the MCAT and any other test because of poor quality of teachers. They are constantly trying to tear the children down instead of building them up. You only have about 10 good teachers in the school.

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Overall score

(based on 11 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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