School Details

Mendenhall High School

207 Circle Dr, Mendenhall, MS 39114
(601) 847-2411
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 726 students 19 students/teacher (MS avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

96%
98%
97%

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
  • Simpson Co School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
72%
78%
57%
59%
63%
47%
49%
59%
41%
39%
62%

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
  • Simpson Co School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Mendenhall High School is a public high school in Mendenhall. 726 students attend Mendenhall High School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 75% of the 726 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Mendenhall High School is 19:1. Simpson Co Technical Center is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 54% 50%
White, non-Hispanic 45% 48%
Hispanic 0.5% 1%
Multiracial 0.2% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 75% 82%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    I recently attended teacher/parent day and I have to say the teachers were very concerned about my child's grades and had some great suggestions on how to help my child improve his grades. Since taking their advice and talking with my child his grades have improved greatly. I think the teachers are very caring and it takes a special person to be a teacher. Keep up the good work Mendenhall teachers!

  • (5 years ago)

    This is a wonderful shcool. Great things are happening in simpson county. The teachers are great and very understanding at mendenhall.

  • (5 years ago)

    Scores are improving and student discipline has either returned or been brought to a high level. Principal and teachers remain dedicated to continued improvements.

  • (5 years ago)

    Mendenhall high has just recently gotten a new principal....I have found nothing but good from this man. He turned this school around quickly. I am not ashamed to say that i go to school at mendenhall high

  • (8 years ago)

    I actually graduated from Mendenhall High School a few years ago. It was one of the best experiences so far in my life. Until 9th grade I attended a private school but decided to begin high school at MHS because my parents were both educators at Mendenhall Elementary/Mendenhall High school. Advanced Placement courses are provided as well as regular ones and electives. The school has a great sports program along with great teachers who get to know students and really care about their outcome in life. Both Principals were great when I attended although the Head principal is no longer at MHS. It provides a safe environment for children and I would recommend this school to anyone! I may apply for a teaching job myself there one day soon.

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Overall score

(based on 9 ratings & reviews)

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