School Details

Pearl Upper School

180 Mary Ann Dr, Pearl, MS 39208
(601) 932-7981
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 4-5 & ungraded 614 students 15 students/teacher (MS avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

57%
57%
59%
72%
72%
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.
92%
92%
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
  • Pearl Public School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
65%
59%
73%
73%
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.
79%
79%
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
  • Pearl Public School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Pearl Upper School is a public elementary school in Pearl. 614 students attend Pearl Upper School and identify as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 68% of the 614 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Pearl Upper School is 15:1. Pearl Lower Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Computer arts

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Tennis
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 7% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 56% 58%
Black, non-Hispanic 34% 33%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Multiracial 1% 2%
Asian 1% %
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 68% 65%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    My grand daughter attends this school she comes home crying 3 or 4 times a week.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have had three children go through the Upper Elementary and couldn't be more please. They have always provided a safe learning enviroment and quality programs. My children loved the variety offered in their special classes. Music was so much more than just sitting in a chair singing from a book. They had the oppertunity to play actual instruments such as drums guitars and xylophones. One of the best P.E. programs around. Each of my children has experienced the growth of this program from an empty gym that was brand new to a climbing wall Dance Dance Revolution and archery just to name a few of the things they have going on. The library teachers really challenged my children to read more with the special program they have offered over the years. Jr. Great Books Battle of the Book & the AR program are great motivator for young readers.

  • (4 years ago)

    Wonderful school with caring teachers and administration. When you visit you see a very clean building with friendly staff and happy children. The children learn in a safe environment. There are school rules which are enforced fairly. Music and PE teachers are outstanding!

  • (5 years ago)

    I have a daughter who goes to Pearl Upper Elementary. They have provided her with excellent opportunities to learn about music computers science PE library systems and the other subjects. I am so impressed with their ability to create well-rounded students in every subject matter.

  • (9 years ago)

    I have a son at Pearl Upper Elementary and had a daughter go through the school. It is a great school with many new and innovative programs. Students learn guitar in Music and rock-climbing in P.E. The Library program promotes reading with a reading incentive program called Battle of the Books. Students are allowed to talk at lunch and there is even classical music playing in the background. The hand clasps while walking down the hall is a program called Brain Gym. Recess is 20 minutes everyday . We have had a great experience at this school and my children have loved their teachers. Pearl Schools aren't for everyone because they do have a district-wide discipline policy that they adhere to. They do not tolerate misbehavior and it shows in the learning environment they have created for the students in their care. A great place to learn!

  • (9 years ago)

    Pearl Upper Elementary is a great school with many new and innovative programs. The hand clasps in the hallway is a program called 'Brain Gym'. Do your research the school did before they implemented it. Recess is 5 days a week (20 minutes) and Music Library and P.E. are once a week. They do learn to play guitar in Music and the kids do rock climbing (on a brand new rock climbing wall!) in P.E. The Library program promotes reading with a reading incentive program called Battle of the Books. My kids love it! Pearl Schools aren't for everyone. Yes they do stand behind their staff and teachers when problems arise. Misbehavior is not tolerated and shouldn't be in any school.

  • (10 years ago)

    Hmmm...well I have a child in Pearl Upper and he has never said anything about having to clasp his hands in the hall. Many schools require the children to place one finger to their mouth and the other in the air. This is to ensure order...you know the kids keeping their hands to themselves and not talking. The lunches aren't any worse than they were when I was a child but my kid takes his lunch if he doesn't like what's on the menu. And they are allowed to talk at lunch...quietly. If it gets out of hand then they are not to talk. Recess...in 4th grade...is once a week. But considering they get out at 2 30 no big deal again. The academics are good. My son is finally being challenged.He has even been placed in a higher reading class. They teach guitar in music and have a great PE prgram

  • (10 years ago)

    We moved here temporarily with our twins until we could build in Brandon. After five months we are getting out NOW! There is no recess. The children are told to clasp their hands and bring them up to their chins when walking in the halls. No talking ever...not even at lunch. Their lunches? Do yourself a favor. Request a menu from Brandon Elementary and then one from Pearl...compare. The lunches are HORRIBLE! There's no rewards programs of any kind. One of our children is in the gifted program there and that's the only down time he has all week. We've had numerous meetings with the principal teachers and staff...even one with the Superintendent. They all side with each other and nothing ever gets done. We feel the teachers are rude harsh and one of my twins said he's only seen his teacher smile once all year! Run quickly!

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