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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D
Pearl River Central High School is an above average, public school located in Carriere, MS. It has 1,002 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 59% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
59%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
Average ACT
24
130 responses
AP Enrollment
3%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$45,820
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$763
National
$949
Median Home Value
$128,600
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Spirit Week/Pep Rally
    32%
  • Field Day
    21%
  • Pep Rallies
    21%
  • Homecoming
    11%
  • Spirit Week
    11%
  • Pep rallies
    5%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,002
Free or Reduced Lunch
61%
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$40,359
Teachers in First/Second Year
16.1%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.7 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.7 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$7,665/ year
National
$12,239
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.11 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.11 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.11 responses
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I appreciate that the Pearl River Central High School has a great variety of classes to choose from that helps students with getting into colleges. There are also career and technical programs that offers important information and hands on learning about different occupations. Finally, the teachers are friendly, and they do a fine job of teaching the students when they are in need of help. The only thing I would change is adding more AP classes that could help even more students get into college.
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Pearl River Central High School provides a good level of academics to students who attend. The thing I like the most about Pearl River Central High School is when you need help, the teachers are willing to help whether before, during, or after class. Pearl River Central High School is having construction done to improve the safety of the buildings and to provide for study room for the students. One thing I would like to be changed about this school is the communication with the dress code. I believe there should be a limit to dress code, but not an excessive amount of limits. I think the students should be allowed to wear warmer clothes such as sweatpants during the winter, instead of getting a dress code slip when worn. Overall, Pearl River Central High School has provided me with good opportunities, knowledge needed to succeed, and enough safety to get through high school.
At Pearl River Central High School, our school is very friendly and has a great staff. Many of teachers are very nice and understanding. We have a great staff. We all respect each others diversities. We have big love for our sports team! Friday nights in the fall are consisted of blue devil football games. We are surrounded a outstanding community that always support our school in lots of different ways.