South Pontotoc High School

1523 South Pontotoc Rd, Pontotoc, MS 38863
(662) 489-5925
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 & ungraded 457 students 16 students/teacher (MS avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

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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
  • Pontotoc Co School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

87%
90%
78%
86%
86%
63%
71%
63%
59%
57%
66%
62%

Subject Assessment Testing Program (SATP)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Pontotoc Co School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

South Pontotoc High School is a public high school. 457 children attend South Pontotoc High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 56% of the 457 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at South Pontotoc High School is 16:1. Pontotoc Ridge Career & Tech. Cnt. is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Hebrew

Sports

  • Bicycling
  • Cross country
  • P.E. classes
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 86% 82%
Hispanic 3% 7%
Black, non-Hispanic 11% 10%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 1%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 56% 62%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    This school offers a great band program. The teachers there really care about the students. We had moved from South Pontotoc and decided to move back because South Pontotoc doesn't compare to other schools. Great school. I recommend it to anyone interested.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is the best I have ever been too better than the other two schools I attend before.

  • (6 years ago)

    South Pontotoc Highschool has high standards for their students. It helps us to grow in our school work and in our community.

  • (8 years ago)

    South Pontotoc is a great school that has it's eyes set on the children. They make sure that students there excel in all subjects. They have great teachers that care for the students. Also the extracurricular activities are awesome. Parents students friends and all get involved. Parents are at the school helping out and staying a part of their child's life which is very important.

  • (9 years ago)

    I have attended South Pontotoc ever since kindergarten. I can easily say that any parent that considers sending their child to South couldn't ask for a better place. The teachers really do care about the students and they will go the extra mile for the students. Not only does South have one of the best educational courses im Mississippi they have very talented and athletic coaches for football baseball basketball golf soccer and track. The coaches focus more on playing time for the players instead of winning every game. Every student that has been transfered to South says they would rather stay at South than go back to thier previous school. Sending your child to South Pontotoc will be the best decision you will ever make for them.

  • (9 years ago)

    I attended South Pontotoc a while back and I enjoyed it because the educators care for their students and treat them with respect.

  • (10 years ago)

    I have attended south pontotoc all my life. This school as a friendly learning enviroment everyday. I would suggest this school if you or your child wants to have a good education and make more friends than you can keep up with. South Pontotoc has a bunch of extra curricular activities to choose from. South also has a very good sports program going for them. South Pontotoc has been level 5 in overall grades in the state for 4 years in a row. Plus the No Child Left Behind Act really helps for slower learnig kids.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school needs to have more activities for students.

  • (10 years ago)

    I have attended this school since the 8th grade and I have to say that I haven't received a better education anywhere else that I've attended school at which has been a good many. All faculty members are very friendly and easy to get along with and the teachers do an excellent job teaching their students. I also think that the principal Mr. Roberts and the assistant principal Mr. Shaw should keep up the good work with keeping most of the students in line.

  • (11 years ago)

    I have attended this school since I was in the 7th grade and by stating that I would also like to say that I don't think I could have recieved a better education anywhere else around here. The students here are very involved in extracurricular activities and are very fond of Friday night football games and the Tuesday and Thursday night basketball games.

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