School Details

Pearl High School

500 Pirate Cove, Pearl, MS 39208
(601) 932-7931
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 & ungraded 1062 students 15 students/teacher (MS avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

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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 2013
  • Pearl Public School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

81%
84%
78%
90%
90%
63%
71%
71%
59%
80%
80%
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
  • Pearl Public School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Pearl High School is a public high school in Pearl. 1,062 children attend Pearl High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 54% of the 1,062 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Pearl High School is 15:1. Jackson Preparatory School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 61% 58%
Hispanic 4% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 33% 33%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.8% 1%
Asian 0.8% %
Multiracial 0.09% 2%
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 54% 65%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    academics are high but the spirit is outstanding especially the marching band.

  • (5 years ago)

    Pearl High School has a great academic program. The Pearl Band is an award winning band every year. So many great things are happening at this great school.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am a former student of Pearl High School. The School's academic program is excellent and challenging. The school's art program is exceptional as well Mr. Box is one of the best teachers I had in high school and w.hile i was there as a true mentor in developing my skills as an artist. Pearl is an excellent school and I will not allow my children to go anywhwere else

  • (9 years ago)

    I am a former student from PHS and would hope my comment matters to parents. I and my brother along with 3 sisters attended PHS our view of this school is this PHS has the highest standards for education. student-teacher-parent relations are the key to education. The staff beleive in helping coaching and encouraging students to not only do well but do their best. my thanks to the teachers and staff.(coach barnett was and remains a great influence in our lives ............coach thankyou for showing and teaching me how to learn........it helped me a lot I now have to apply science math and basic skills with communications(english) to perform a job with a national company).

  • (9 years ago)

    My daughter had attended Richland High before moving to Pearl. She was unhappy bored and unchallenged Pearl High changed that the teachers taught on a college level. Pearl High has an excellent art program sports and academics. If you want your child to have a well-rounded education I suggest this school. My daughter is now a graduate of Pearl High School and now she is attending an Ivy League school. Thanks to her teachers at Pearl High who pushed her and made her what she is today. -Very Greatful Parent

  • (10 years ago)

    My daughter is a student at Pearl High School. Before moving to Pearl we lived in Jackson where she attended Murrah High School. Since moving to Pearl she has met many interesting and faithful friends. Her academic progress has increased dramatically as well as her involvment in school activities. Beofre moving to Pearl she had never belonged to any social clique or school sponsered activities. Now at Pearl she is involved in umerous clubs and groups as well as the choir. Thankyou Pearl High School!

  • (11 years ago)

    I Think this school should get recognition in this state of Mississippii. The school has a fantastic staff of teachers and faculty. The school is currently a level 5 which is the highest in Mississippi which was given to them because of High test schools. Athletics are great.

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