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About This School

Runnelstown Elementary School is a public middle school in Petal. 350 children attend Runnelstown Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 75% of the 350 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Runnelstown Elementary School is 15:1. Petal Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Computer arts
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Cheerleading
    • Football

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 90% 66%
Black, non-Hispanic 9% 33%
Hispanic 0.9% 0.4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.3%
Multiracial 0.3% %
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 75% 77%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    this school has been an amazing school... we may not have expensive stuff or look the best but we are wonderful

  • (5 years ago)

    Runnelstown is a very small school that allows children to establish lifelong friendships and to learn at a pace that is suited for each child. The teachers there give 100 % to educate and nurture their students. The principal is the only thing at Runnelstown that there is a problem with. He is seldom at the school and is not very in touch with the needs of the school the teachers or the children. In fact if not for the lead teachers I feel that our school would fall apart. The children do not respect their principal because of his overbearing and arrogant attitude towards them.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son recently attended Richton and Ellisville Elementary Schools. For the past two years he has attended Runnelstown and he loves it. His grades have improved dramaticly. I believe this is due to more one-on-one attention provided at Runnelstown along with a higher level parental involvement encourged.

  • (5 years ago)

    My child attends Runnelstown Elementary School and she absolutely loves it. She is a small child at the age when the atmosphere around her is extremely important for her to achieve good social skills and learn to the best of her ability. I believe she gets that at this school and its so gratifying to see your child so anxious to get up early to start learning every day. There are so many extracurricular activities to take part in also to keep them wanting to go back. I also want to encourage more parents to help their kids at home because in many cases that will give their child that extra push to want to excell in all they do.

  • (6 years ago)

    Whenever I walk up the hallway I see teachers teaching and discipline issues being dealt with. The principal is outstanding. He is out on that campus and he does his job well. The students have a good environment to learn in. Parents & the community please jump in and nurture your school! I have taught for many years and been in other districts. I can tell you that this school is worth your efforts.

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter is in the 4th grade. We came here from North MS and a level 5 school. Runnelstown has a classification of a level 5 school but kids can not spell read write or do math. My child has fell into the slump of I don't have to try. Something needs to be done.

  • (9 years ago)

    Runnelstown is a community oriented school. The students there are both friendly and bright. The teachers always go the extra mile to ensure that every kid is equally treated. Those kids that leave Runnelstown leave with the knowledge to excel in every subject. Students that have transferred from Petal and other schools are often behind the students with their learning. Also since Runnelstown is a small school the students are more able to establish lasting friendships that arent possible in larger schools. I wouldnt send my kids anywhere else in the world.

  • (10 years ago)

    I love the school it is the best school I think.I will send my kids there and I hope my kids send their kids there too.I wish that they would bring the high school back though.I do not want my kids to go thirty miles down the road to go to high school when Richton and Petal are less than 10 miles away. When you read this please help to fight to get our high school back.The people from the other two schools don't care about the Runnelstown children.They want whats best for them and not us.Whan my friend first stated a Perry central they only sent one bus up here to get them. He said that he and alot others had to stand up and that is not safe. Perry central is also with in 15 miles of camp shelby.If terrist attacked then the kids could be hurt badly.

  • (10 years ago)

    Runnelstown is such a wonderful school. The class size is much smaller than most schools. The teachers get to know their class and will go the extra mile to help the students. All the children get alot of one on one time with their teacher.

  • (10 years ago)

    I use to attend Runnelstown elemtary and I loved being there. I use to look forward to waking up knowing that I was going to go to school. Waiting for the bus to pick me up was a thrill as well.

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