School Details

Vancleave Upper Elementary School

13901 Hwy 75, Vancleave, MS 39565
(228) 826-4581
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 3-5 & ungraded 579 students 16 students/teacher (MS avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

66%
72%
59%
75%
81%
67%

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Jackson Co School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
67%
59%
77%
78%
69%

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.
88%
84%
89%

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
  • Jackson Co School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
68%
59%
72%
75%
64%

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.
74%
77%
63%

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
  • Jackson Co School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Vancleave Upper Elementary School is a public elementary school in Vancleave. 579 children attend Vancleave Upper Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 55% of the 579 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Vancleave Upper Elementary School is 16:1. Vancleave Lower Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 93% 83%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 10%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Hispanic 1% 2%
Asian 0.9% %
Multiracial 0% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 55% 56%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    My son was in VUE from 2007 to 2009. My daughter moved up from VLE to VUE in 2008. I loved this school! We were blessed with great teachers who had such a wonderful relationship with their students. They did a good job in communicating with parents at home as well as making themselves accessible to parents. The ONLY reason we left this school was because the Navy relocated our family out of state. I even considered staying behind just so my children could continue their education at Vancleave schools. I also like how there is very little bullying going on in the schools.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have children that were in the 4th grade last year and loved their teachers dearly. I had a very good relationship with them and appreciated all that they did for my boys. My only issue is that the teachers aren't able to teach the basics and have more one on one time because they are having to teach to pass all of the tests that are now required. It seems like the students would better benefit from more quality time with their subjects rather than being taught to pass the mandatory testing.

  • (6 years ago)

    My child started the 3rd grade this year and is already failing. At the lower Elem he was making straight A's. I was very disappointed with the amount of worksheets this school uses and the attitude the tachers share. I understand that they have to teach certain skills for the MCT2 but for goodness sake can they not learn to teach with more hands-on activites. My son is miserable and so am I. If I had a choice I would take him out of this school and put him somewhere else. I have student taught at several other schools and they are very mindful about using centers and activties that enhance each childs learning style.Not ever child learns the same way. I hate worksheets I think thay are a copout and lazy.

  • (10 years ago)

    My child attended this school and I was not impressed with it at all. Parents are allowed to participate in more activities but the lower elementary is a much better learning environment. The teachers here are not friendly do not try to work WITH parents shows favoritism (or lack thereof) and gives out LOTS of worksheets. My child has never come home with something other than a handout as far as classwork. While handouts can be very beneficial when combined with other things this was not the case. I have substituted here and every teacher is doing that. The school needs more extra-curricular activities such as choir plays etc. Writing needs to be a big part of the curriculum also and it isn't. Teachers need to be more original. I feel this school looks down on you if you do not attend a certain church.

  • (11 years ago)

    I taught at this school for 2 years. You will not find a better atomsphere for your children. The principals are wonderful kind and concerned. The teacher are the best around.

  • (11 years ago)

    I have had two children complete this school and one entering this year. The staff is very involved in the children's future. A few minor improvements would make this school the best school in Jackson County.

  • (11 years ago)

    The school and the staff are outstanding ! A great place for your child to learn !

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(based on 9 ratings & reviews)

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