School Details

WJ Quarles Elementary School

111 Quarles St, Long Beach, MS 39560
(228) 864-3946

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-4 & ungraded 435 students 14 students/teacher (MS avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


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
  • Long Beach School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

WJ Quarles Elementary School is a public elementary school in Long Beach. 435 students attend WJ Quarles Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Hispanic. 63% of the 435 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at WJ Quarles Elementary School is 14:1. Harper Mc Caughan Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 74% 76%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Asian 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 19% 15%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63% 54%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    This school is filthy and poorly managed. I have seen roaches there on three occasions and my child has complained of having to kill bugs in the bathrooms because other kids are scared. I don't understand all the 5-star ratings. I guess in Mississippi the standards of education are so low that this school is considered decent. My child has had 3 teachers in one year at this school. The first one was fired the second one left and we were never told why; In fact the school didn't bother to inform parents either time until the new teacher was already in place. They do not communicate with parents at all. We often receive notes for events the day before they are held leaving little time to plan for materials. I could not be less impressed with this school.

  • (1 year ago)

    2 of my children attended this school and we LOVE it!!! I loved their teachers and staff!!! We had a horrible Kindergarten experience with my oldest child at his old school and with my second child at Quarles he had a Wonderful experience!!!! We're really going to miss this school!! Also the Discovery Program is Awesome!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    This is an excellent school! My daughter has had straight A's for 4 years now! Long Beach has the best schools in Mississippi. They are one of the highest ranked schools and they take that with great pride. Check them out if you don't believe me. They definitely give your child a good education. I haven't moved out of Long Beach because of their schools. My children's education is of most importance to me. They also have a great Discovery Program for gifted children.

  • (10 years ago)

    Amazing school. Great preschool for kids with developmental delays. The teachers and staff actually take the time to learn your kids name heck some even know mine. Principal is adminstrator of the year for 2004/2005. Very nice man.

  • (10 years ago)

    Quarles Elementary is a terrific school. I have a child in 5th 2nd and Preschool. The principal and teachers really care about the students. Quarles has a 5 star rating. The Discovery classes are exciting interesting and empowering for the students. I have never had a complaint about the school or a teacher.

  • (10 years ago)

    This is an excellent school. The teachers and principal go above and beyond individual attention to see that each and every student suceeds. Excellent moral standards are practiced. Parent involvement has improved greatly over the past 2 years. I would recommend this school to anybody!

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(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

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