School Details

Powell Middle School

3655 Livingston Rd, Jackson, MS 39213
(601) 987-3580
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 & ungraded 636 students 17 students/teacher (MS avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

29%
43%
57%
25%
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 2013
  • Jackson Public School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

46%
52%
63%
41%
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.
96%
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 2013
  • Jackson Public School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

21%
39%
55%
54%
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.
34%
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 2013
  • Jackson Public School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

81%
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 2013
  • Jackson Public School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Powell Middle School is a public middle school in Jackson. 636 children attend Powell Middle School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and White, non-Hispanic. 94% of the 636 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Powell Middle School is 17:1. Morrison Academic Advancement Center is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 100% 97%
Multiracial 0.3% 0%
White, non-Hispanic 0.2% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 1%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 94% 89%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    I guess I am suppose to vote even though I'm a parent but I like Powell Middle because the teachers seem so much more concerned than the school my child attended last year in S C. Thanks Trogans.

  • (5 years ago)

    Powell is an excellent school. The academics and the teachers are great. The students are always working har to past those District and State tests. I also would like to say thanks to Mrs. McElroy(Spanish) Mrs. Lewis (Algebra) Ms. Wash (Computer Discovery) Ms. Shelby (Music) Ms. Hardy (Science) Ms. Stein ( Reading) Ms. Barnes( Language Arts) Ms. Evans (Social Studies) Mrs. Day (Math) for teaching me every thing I need to know.

  • (5 years ago)

    Powell is one of the best middle schools in Jackson MS. I have worked in JPS for 13 years but this is the best school that I have ever worked at. Dr. Bradley is one of the most caring Principals I've ever worked for. She listens to her staff and shows real concern for the students. There is real love between the Powell staff members and the teachers work very hard to give the students everything they need to succeed in life. I love this school the staff and students and I hope Powell continues to stand strong.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school is acceptable for the most part but concerning behavior; this school is one of the worst by far! Students insist on using horrible language bullying is constant and students do not listen to instruction! The academics could also definitley use some improvement and parent involvement is practically invisible!

  • (9 years ago)

    I went to this school while i the sixth grade (2002-2003). I was very pleased with Powell. It was fun and also educating. We did things for all of the students that attended this school. I am now in the eight grade and if it were not for Powell I don't think would have made this far. My teachers were Mr.Orr Mrs.Crawford Mrs.Curry Coach Longino Mr. Holmes Mrs. Bernard and Mr.Lindsay. They were all very supportive in everything that the students thought were right for their education. They also gave great advice to the students who needed it. If I had the chance to go back I would. I love ya'll Powell and all of my old teachers and I miss you all.

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Overall score

(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

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  • Principal leadership
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