School Details

Pass Christian Elementary School

270 West Second St, Pass Christian, MS 39571
(228) 452-5200
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 & ungraded 382 students 19 students/teacher (MS avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

82%
85%
59%
83%
87%
67%

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
  • Pass Christian Public School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

86%
86%
59%
84%
89%
69%

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.
100%
97%
89%

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
  • Pass Christian Public School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

85%
79%
59%
83%
89%
64%

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.
85%
89%
63%

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
  • Pass Christian Public School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Pass Christian Elementary School is a public elementary school in Pass Christian. 382 children attend Pass Christian Elementary School and identify primarily as Asian/Pacific Islander; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 66% of the 382 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Pass Christian Elementary School is 19:1. Delisle Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 49% 63%
Black, non-Hispanic 42% 31%
Asian 4% %
Hispanic 3% 2%
Multiracial 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 66% 63%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I am stunned and shocked to know that the last reviews have been removed. I thought this was a place to voice opinion of the school and what is going on. There are problems here and it is due largely in part to the new principal. People should know that before coming into this school district. my son had his grades drop when his teacher went out on leave and a sub that was older came in and really was not good for the children. But no one did anything. As a parent I spoke with the principal and nothing was done. But where do you go to complain. No one will listen. The Vice principal doesn't seem to be able to help even when she wants to. We rae thinking of leaving the district for the private school here.

  • (1 year ago)

    What happeneed to the teacher's review? I guess the scools' political arena truly works! I guess the truth hurts!

  • (1 year ago)

    This is our second year at PCES we moved to the area 3 years ago. I have read many reviews that were negative stating things like you have to be home grown for the child to be recognized or awarded and I have not found this to be true. Last year my child had a very good year and had excellent teachers. He received awards and recognition. This year he has already been recognized for his good behavior. This school focuses on celebrating the student as well as providing excellent academics. No school is perfect and I am not saying that this school is but PCES is an awesome elementary public school.

  • (1 year ago)

    Doesn't it stand to reason that statistically speaking the majority of students attending PCES are "homegrown"; therefore may have a greater probability of receiving an award. Nevermind what am I saying? If you do not know the difference between there their and they're or the correct verb tense - how could you grasp the complex laws of statistics.

  • (1 year ago)

    Disappointed! Moved to the Pass for there schools! There ratings are great! What they fail to tell you is is you weren't born and raised here that's strike 1 against your child if you or your family member isn't a school employee that's strike 2 and your child doesn't stand a chance! The favoritism is so blatantly obvious it is crazy to me. Pay attention to the student who get awards and recognized it is always the teachers children. The same students over and over again. The staff doesn't encourage the kids to do better and be their best. They encourage them to look around at their competition that's who you have to beat! YES those are the words they use. They teach to test not to learn! They get paid for scores and that's all they care about. The new principal well personally I don't think she should be where she is but you don't get to vote for school principals. She talks down to the children like the are uneducated idiots. her favorite word is fantabulous and I believe she thinks it is in the dictionary. She doesn't show any respect for her V.P. or teachers. (Ex when she introduced the new V.P she had her stand against the wall. Really). That's just my opinion

  • (1 year ago)

    Pass Christian Elementary School is a great school. I just moved to this area this school year. The administrators teachers and support staff are all wonderful. Everyone has really helped my children be successful. This is one school that goes above and beyond to make sure every child reaches his/her full potential. My children rave about all that this school has to offer! Keep up the great work PCES...There are many satisfied parents in this district!

  • (2 years ago)

    The disruntled parent must be mistaken about the principal at Pass Christian Elementary School. She is always very warm and friendly. She is one of the happiest people I know! Also it would be very unprofessional for teachers to discuss how they feel with a parent. If they are so unhappy they should seek employment elsewhere. The negative comments seem to have been written by the same person.

  • (2 years ago)

    I am not surprised to read these negative reviews. These are obviously coming from a few disgruntled parents holding a grudge against the new principal. Funny how they were all posted on the same day and contain basically the same narrative. My children have attended the Pass Christian School District for a number of years. The previous principal was wonderful and our current leader learned from the best. Both she and the assistant principal are competent capable and caring administrators. If you are considering moving to Pass Christian I urge you to visit the elementary school and meet the principal. It is laughable to think that anyone would find her rude or unwelcoming. Seriously have these people ever met her?

  • (2 years ago)

    I would never send my kids to this school since the new principal took over. My kids go to East Hancock and I just feel sorry for all of my friends who have risked homebuying in a bad economy to move into what was once an awesome school district only to be shocked by the incompetence and unfair leadership of this new administration. Prediction... many homes are about to come up for sale in Pass Christian. So sorry friends.

  • (2 years ago)

    The complete failure of this school to effectively communicate in any meaningful or respectful way with parents is not new. Last year there was an actual explosion followed by a fire in the school cafeteria WHILE CHILDREN WERE HAVING LUNCH. The administration didn't even bother sending home a note or using the automated emergency phone system to tell parents that it had happened. I found out about it through my children who described the chaos that followed as completely out of control. In fact when my child found her way out of the school she wasn't even with her own class and no one noticed that she or 2 others who were with her were even missing from her class! This is unacceptable. Several members of the PTO were there that day and knew that it happened so when I complained that they didn't contact parents to let us know they informed me that the administration would not allow PTO to conduct an emergency phone chain. In fact they are not even allowed to have contact information for parents - the PTO! Not allowed to contact parents! Sounds like this school does not value parental involvement school safety or communication - especially between parents. Red Flags!

  • (2 years ago)

    I agree that this school used to be great but a recent turnover in the administration has made it unbearable. This administration tends to micromanage teachers (making them often disgruntled at having to jump through so many unnecessary obstacles and less able to teach effectively) it butts heads with the PTO the Parents and even the students for very senseless reasons. The school has declined this year from a reputable respectable institution of learning to a sad unwelcoming poorly-led environment of pettiness. Like quite a few parents before me this year I am selling my house and moving to a better school district. I do not recommend this school to anyone who values the education of their children. However I feel ethically obligated to point out that the Vice Principal does seem to be a rare bright light there in a sea of darkness.

  • (2 years ago)

    Disappointed! We moved to this area specifically because of the strength of this school district. Obviously reviews and test scores do not tell the whole story about a school. The school certainly has many gifted and caring teachers that are solely responsible for any success this school has. However the administration seems to be a big problem. Clearly the focus of this administration is on the standardized test scores and they micromanage the teachers and force curriculums that only cater to improving these test scores even at the expense of failing to develop a love of learning and creativity in our children. It clearly does not cater to the individual talents of our teachers and the feedback from teachers suggests that they are consistently stressed and pressured and not happy with the work environment. In discussing this with the teachers they openly expressed that they are afraid to speak out against this administration. What s even worse is the resistance that parents receive when they try to become involved in the school. This does not create a good environment for learning. Without parents involvement in our school this system is doomed to failure.

  • (2 years ago)

    I certainly wish someone would have posted reviews like this before my grandchildren moved into this school district. Maybe last year's administration was good but this one is rude and ineffective. My experiences visiting this school to volunteer and to eat lunch with my grandchildren have been sad ones. The environment of the whole school seems tense and dysfunctional and the principal talks to everyone as though we are children. She doesn't seem to have much respect for the kids the parents or the grandparents and she even speaks to the vice principal in front of parents as though she were a dog. I will try to get my grandchildren moved to another school district. This school has really declined in quality in the last year.

  • (4 years ago)

    My kids attended this school for 2 years and it was GREAT compared to the schools from the area where we came from. It was trailers set up still but my daughter had a speech problem and the teachers were great. They even had speech during the summer where I could take her. I thought that was the best thing...the schools my kids have attended in the past and presently attending had nothing to offer like this. We had to move due to family illness back home and hopefully we can return soon. Thanks so much for the teachers commitment to the children here. We have been back home for over two years but I still think of this school all the time.

  • (4 years ago)

    When you walk through the halls of Pass Christian Elementary school one feels the great love and tenacity it took to rebuild after Katrina and gives everyone hope for the future.

  • (4 years ago)

    Why do you love Pass Christian Elementary School? The time teachers spend with our kids and the commitment

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is committed to each and every child that attends. We could not ask for a more educated more compassionate principal than Meredith Bang. All of the teachers and staff work together to give each child individual attention and opportunties to perform at their best and I mean all the staff. Ms. Cookie keeps the school looking fabulous and helps with the children's assignments in aftercare. I could not ask for more.

  • (4 years ago)

    The faculty and staff have created such a great atmosphere for learning that good grades are common and even considered cool by the students.

  • (4 years ago)

    The principal Meredith Bang is excellent and the academics are top-notch. This is a wonderful elementary school.

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter had to switch to this school after we moved because another school in the area failed to verify that she was in the correct school district. I was hesitant but am now so glad she ended up going to Pass Christian. They are so much more advanced that ANY school system in the area including Biloxi and Harrison County! My daughter was so far behind when she got there because the other schools weren't doing such challenging work. Her teacher quickly caught her up and she is making A's and B's in the more challenging cirriculum. And with the school being brand new it ensures that the students get the best of the best!

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