School Details

Pontotoc High School

123 North Main St, Pontotoc, MS 38863
(662) 489-1275
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 8-12 & ungraded 675 students 18 students/teacher (MS avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

95%
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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
  • Pontotoc City Schools average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

80%
85%
78%
77%
77%
63%
72%
72%
59%
67%
67%
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
  • Pontotoc City Schools average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Pontotoc High School is a public high school in Pontotoc. 675 students attend Pontotoc High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 54% of the 675 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Pontotoc High School is 18:1. Pontotoc Ridge Career & Tech. Cnt. is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 65% 62%
Hispanic 4% 7%
Black, non-Hispanic 30% 29%
Asian 0.5% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% 1%
Multiracial 0.4% 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 54% 64%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    At first I thought this was a great school. They will not do anything about bullying in the schools which is no surprise to me since the staff bullies the parents. Until they change the school board and policies I would not recommend this school.

  • (6 years ago)

    Teachers and administrators are willing to listen to your opinions and give you encouragement and support. My children participate in the band program which is excellent and this program fosters pride responsibility and self-discipline.

  • (10 years ago)

    As a Pontotoc High School graduate I can assure people that academics are strong and there is a lot of focus on them. However the most intense focus is the development of the student as an all around person who can contribute positively to society. We as students were preached to on one prevailing theme 'pride and attitude.' Our administration and teachers believed that if they could instill in us a sense of pride in ourselves and our school we would have little options aside from success. Secondly we had an attitude - we believed we were the best a part of something special. To reinforce these feelings Pontotoc has an excellent record Level 5 accredidation National Blue Ribbon School innumberable state athletic championships all around sports awards and most importantly great teachers and principals demanding excellence from their highly qualified students everday.

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Overall score

(based on 4 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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