School Details

Dana Road Elementary School

1247 Dana Rd, Vicksburg, MS 39180
(601) 619-2340

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 & ungraded 664 students 18 students/teacher (MS avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


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
  • Vicksburg Warren School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Dana Road Elementary School is a public elementary school in Vicksburg. 664 students attend Dana Road Elementary School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 88% of the 664 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Dana Road Elementary School is 18:1. Vicksburg Intermediate School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 75% 61%
White, non-Hispanic 22% 36%
Hispanic 2% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.8% 0.9%
Asian 0.6% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.08%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 88% 71%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    Dr. Lassiter is the most efficient principal I've seen since I'VE been in school. My godchildren absolutely love her! All of the different facets of the school seem to work together in perfect harmony! The parent center run by Ms. Sills and Ms. Lee provide resources materials and computer assistance for other parents to achieve their goals too! The pre-k teachers really have prepared my children for not only kindergarten but first grade as well! i'm so impressed. And Like the other parent said the whole family is involved! and in today's society that's necessary!

  • (5 years ago)

    I love Dana Road School because they have some of the best teacher's. My child is well taken care of there and learn's so much! They make learning fun. They involve the entire family.

  • (6 years ago)

    My grandchildren go to this school. It is great. They are very protective of our kids. It takes a little longer to pick them up in the afternoons but it is well worth it. In this day and time you need all the protection you can get. Thank you so much

  • (7 years ago)

    I am very impressed with Dana Road. My daughter started Kindergarten and thanks to her teacher and other teachers at Dana Road the transition was really easy. My daughter loves her teacher and the school I am very pleased with Dana Road Elementary.

  • (7 years ago)

    I love this school! I had misgivings about my son going to school versus teaching him from home. I had heard a lot of negative remarks over the Vicksburg school district but Dana has proven to be more than I expected. I love the principal she's very organized and disciplined. My sons teacher Mrs. Watts is great. She has shown patience and understanding and truly seems to care. I thank her for that. With her and my sons hard work he has overcome many fears and is becoming more outgoing day by day and he has shown a lot of enthusiasm for learning. Thank you

  • (8 years ago)

    Dana has proven so far to be a great elementary school. My son is in kindergarden. Although he would rather stay at home than go to school he has grown leaps and bounds since he started school and I thank the teachers and the school for this.

  • (9 years ago)

    I have been pleased with the education my children have received at Dana Road Elementary. The teachers are dedicated and concerned about the overall child. The arts programs are absolutly wonderful and the library staff is outstanding. Thank you for the guidance you have given my children.

  • (10 years ago)

    My son has had excellent teachers at Dana Road. His teacher this year stayed with him after school for 1 hour each day to help him keep up with his work because he was having problems with his reading and math. He was also given extra help with his reading through a school program. Also the counselors were very helpful. Dana has a broader understanding of children that need help with learning and social skills problems. I was worried about Dana Elementary being 'too big' for my shy child. However the teachers and counselors have been very helpful to him. They also were very responsive to any input that I had as a parent.

  • (10 years ago)

    Dana Road Elementary has an excellent faculty and staff. I believe the teachers truly make a difference and care about each student. The teachers and students all work hard and do achieve excellent results.

  • (11 years ago)

    I think Dana Road School can a better school if the teachers get more involved with their students one on one basis especially the ones that catches on slowly.

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