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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A+
The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science is a top rated, public, magnet school located in Columbus, MS. It has 245 students in grades 11-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 100% of students are at least proficient in math and 100% in reading.
About The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science...
Address
MUW-1627, 1100 College Street
Columbus, MS 39701
Telephone
(800) 553-6459

The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
100%
Percent Proficient - Math
100%
Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1340
45 responses
Average ACT
30
263 responses
AP Enrollment
78%
Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Median Household Income
$34,977
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$713
National
$949
Median Home Value
$108,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
95%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 79 responses
Report
  • Taki Tiki
    22%
  • Ceremony of Lights
    20%
  • Science Carnival. It's so fun to teach the kids.
    19%
  • Tales from the Crypt
    14%
  • School dances
    8%
  • Dorm Trick-or-Treating
    4%
  • Soccer Season!
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
245
Free or Reduced Lunch
29%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.24 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.24 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.24 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
13%
97%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.29 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.29 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.29 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
96%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.25 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.25 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.25 responses
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The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science Reviews

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MSMS is such an amazing school. My first year at this school was pretty good. I will admit, this school is NOT for everyone, and even still, you need to do a little adjusting. Upcoming juniors: take advance of every opportunity and stay focused on your work. I know the first semester will seem terrible (or maybe not) but it gets better. The teachers and staff work so hard to make sure we all succeed. My peers are so intelligent and creative; it's really mindblowing. This school is just really good!
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The Mississippi school for Mathematics and Science is a absolutely wonderful school if you feel like your current school does not meet your academic needs. It has a much more rigorous class-load, and there is a wealth of opportunities available. There is something for everyone here, and the school is dedicated to helping you thrive. It is a wonderful place to spend your last two years of high school in!
The faculty is brilliant, which shows in our test scores. However, some of the science teachers are researchers at heart and can be difficult to follow for lots of students. The mathematics instruction is top of the line, and the school does a good job of establishing a solid foundation on which to build upon. English is also very good depending on the teacher. Definitely the best high school in Mississippi. Most problems stem from a lack of funding--hopefully that will change in the future!