School Details

Dexter High School

927 Hwy 48 East, Tylertown, MS 39667
(601) 876-3985
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-12 & ungraded 211 students 14 students/teacher (MS avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

35%
46%
59%
53%
46%
67%

Mississippi Curriculum Test (MCT)

In 2012-2013 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Walthall Co School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

25%
45%
59%
25%
45%
69%

Mississippi Curriculum Test (MCT)

In 2012-2013 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Walthall Co School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

28%
36%
59%
17%
44%
64%

Mississippi Curriculum Test (MCT)

In 2012-2013 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.
22%
42%
63%

Mississippi Science Test (MST)

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

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

32%
43%
57%
26%
42%
63%

Mississippi Curriculum Test (MCT)

In 2012-2013 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Walthall Co School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

41%
53%
63%
12%
42%
66%

Mississippi Curriculum Test (MCT)

In 2012-2013 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.
100%
89%
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
  • Walthall Co School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

39%
35%
55%
39%
42%
73%

Mississippi Curriculum Test (MCT)

In 2012-2013 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.
29%
37%
64%

Mississippi Science Test (MST)

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

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

100%
97%
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
  • Walthall Co School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

38%
68%
78%
42%
67%
63%
29%
46%
59%
50%
40%
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
  • Walthall Co School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Dexter High School is a public high school in Tylertown. 211 students go to Dexter High School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 91% of the 211 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Dexter High School is 14:1. Pine School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 55% 62%
White, non-Hispanic 42% 36%
Hispanic 3% 1%
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 91% 84%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    I graduated from Dexter back in '91. I absolutely loved going to this school. Granted it is small but that is a good thing you have a better studented teacher ratio. I moved here in '86 from a big school in Louisiana. My Jr. High school was bigger than Tylertown High. My son is about to enter school and my daughter is going into second grade. My daughter is really doing well and I have no problems. But I do have to wonder with the test scores that have been coming in. Sounds like there is a problem with the teachers and parents. The classrooms are small enough so there is no reason that the students are not excelling in there studies. Please teachers get serious and parents you need to do your share and make sure your son or daughter is applying themselves not causing problems and studying. Please lets work together and bring this school back to what it was. I would love for my children to also graduate from this school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Dexter is an amazing school. . yeah it may be small but you can get a lot of education out of it. . the teachers here will help you with anything because they want to see us succeed. . SO HOW WILL THE STUDENTS AT DEXTER SUCCEEDD IF YOU CLOSE OUR SCHOOL DOWN? we might be a small school but i can you one thing we learn just as much stuff as tylertown and salem. we might not have a lot of kids but we making it with what we got. maybe if you send us some kids we wont have to close down but noooo ya'll want to close us down because we SMALL.....OMG!!!!

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is very nice and it may be small but you have to give us students to make us larger! Dexter needs more students so if you live close by and need a school to send your kids to try Dexter. Its a great school. Everyone wants to close it because its so small so please help us out by sending your child here.

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