School Details

Picayune Junior High School

702 Goodyear Blvd, Picayune, MS 39466
(601) 798-5449
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK, 7-8 & ungraded 548 students 14 students/teacher (MS avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

67%
67%
63%
65%
65%
66%

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.
94%
94%
93%

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
  • Picayune School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

56%
56%
55%
63%
63%
73%

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.
58%
58%
64%

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 2013
  • Picayune School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

100%
82%
78%

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
  • Picayune School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Picayune Junior High School is a public middle school in Picayune. 548 students go to Picayune Junior High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 72% of the 548 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Picayune Junior High School is 14:1. West Side Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Swimming

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 67% 65%
Black, non-Hispanic 29% 32%
Hispanic 2% 3%
Multiracial 0.9% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.4%
Asian 0.2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72% 69%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    The Picayune Junior High school is a great school. The only thing I don't like about it is all the rules. Some of them are just ridiculous. 7/10.

  • (5 years ago)

    I absoulutly hate this school! The school has barley any electives and after school activities. The environment is terrible. We are treated like juvinile deliquints. It feels like we're in juvie or private school. If we really wanted to go to private school or juvie then we would go but no we are going to PJHS. They dont trust us at all and the princable is kinda cheesey and up-tight. As a privlage we get to wear jeans on fridays...sometimes. We should be able to wear jeans all the time. The staff is okay but the school is just terrible... i begged my mom to home-school me because thats how much i hated it!

  • (5 years ago)

    I went to the Picayune Junior High School not too long ago. Most teachers used to care about is finding kids to punish. They used to punish kids for everything. It was a strict school with limited freedom. They would not let you do anything. They care more about finding kids to punish instead of giving us education. They even gave us contests just to come to school. The uniform is 100% violation to freedom. We should have been able to wear our clothes and get to have lockers but that freedom was taken away because of some kids a few years back. Overall I hated it.

  • (7 years ago)

    I think it is a good school with a lot to offer. However it should offer some more advanced classes. This school system has way to much politics involved in its decisions. It isn't what's best for the kids it is what the state will like. They are too worried about NCLB that they forget about the kids that breeze by the entire year not challenged a bit. Not to mention the student body here doesn't present the best environment. I think the big problem is the school has a rule against everything instead of limiting. I think if the school treated kids more like adults they would act more like adults. But when you bombard them with all kinds of restrictions they rebel. But I have learned a good deal at this school and they have a lot of great teachers here. That's about it. Thanks.

  • (7 years ago)

    As a current student there I think it is a very nice school. The teachers are great the principal and the assistant principal are awsome & it has fun extra-curricular activities for us to get involved in. The one thing that me and my parents do not like about the school is the uniform policy. We think we should be able to wear regular clothes.

  • (8 years ago)

    This is a very weak school system with the small-town mentality of sports and dance over curriculum. My child has had to bus to a nearby school district to take advanced courses and will be leaving the district as a result of the poor academic fare offered. Exceedingly poor school district.

  • (9 years ago)

    Great school wonderful new technology in the classroom. Family atmosphere LEVEL 5 school!

  • (10 years ago)

    My experience with this school was not a pleasant one. I had one child that went through this school and I believe it made him lose interest in school. The teachers from my experience were not very interested in parent involvement. Everything was focused on behavior and what the student is doing wrong. I have not heard any good things about the school. I have since moved out of the area since I have 2 more children and did not want them to go through that school. I have a friend that her 3 children dropped out in jr. High. They have mean spirited people working in that school. There are some good teachers but there are few. I believe it flows from the head. Who is in charge? They definitely need a change.

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