School Details

Perry Central High School

9899 Hwy 98 East, New Augusta, MS 39462
(601) 964-3235
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 & ungraded 392 students 15 students/teacher (MS avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

99%
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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 2012
  • Perry Co School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
75%
78%
69%
69%
63%
57%
57%
59%
56%
56%
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 2012
  • Perry Co School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Perry Central High School is a public high school in New Augusta. 392 children attend Perry Central High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 77% of the 392 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Perry Central High School is 15:1. Perry Co Voc Complex is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 64% 66%
Black, non-Hispanic 35% 33%
Asian 0.8% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.08%
Multiracial 0.3% %
Hispanic 0% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 77% 77%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    Very caring staff/faculty. Students are respectful for the most part I know that teachers and administrators worry and care about their students.

  • (5 years ago)

    Would like to see more of an internet presence for Perry County. I would like to know more about dates for activities like baseball games band concerts awards days and more.

  • (6 years ago)

    Perry Central has the capability of being a great school; however the upper level of administration is too busy running off good prinicipals in order to hire home town friends. And heaven forbid a teacher actually teach which could get them run out of town as well. Just look at the teacher turn over rate each year. Parents are not involved and if they are it is to complain that Johnny and Suzi are failing and what is the teacher gonna do about it. The students deserve better than the administration is giving them.

  • (6 years ago)

    Education is not priority here. Neither is safety. They don't seem to have much self-motivation or drive in educating or in making sure that the campus is safe. Just look around you next time you are on campus.

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Overall score

(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

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