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  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 school located in Columbus, MS. It has 238 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.
5th Ave South And Mscw Dr
Columbus, MS 39701
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The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
100%
Percent Proficient - Math
100%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1360
54 responses
Average ACT
30
337 responses
AP Enrollment
78%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$33,917
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$753
National
$949
Median Home Value
$116,000
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
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.26 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.26 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 77 responses
Report
  • Science Carnival. It's so fun to teach the kids.
    23%
  • Taki Tiki
    23%
  • Tales from the Crypt
    17%
  • School dances
    12%
  • Dorm Trick-or-Treating
    8%
  • Soccer Season!
    5%
  • Latin Club (We just won the spirit stick)
    3%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
238
Free or Reduced Lunch
26%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.29 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.29 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.29 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
13%
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.34 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.34 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.34 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
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.30 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.30 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.30 responses
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Attending MSMS opened my eyes to a lot of things. I've met people from all types of religions, cultures, ethnicities, beliefs, etc. The friends I made at MSMS became my family, and the teachers became parental figures. MSMS is a very close-knit community of students, and everyone there knows each other. MSMS is a very academically challenging school, but I am happy that I got to experience these difficulties. The administration, however, could use a lot of work. I, along with many other students, have experienced blatant disregard from the administration along with disrespect. There are stories of the administration being homophobic, transphobic, and racist, so watch out for that if you choose to attend.
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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!
MSMS gives students many opportunities to take higher level classes with quality teachers who know what they are teaching. Teachers are available throughout the day and in the evenings from 7-9 Mon-Thursday for questions. The residential life aspect creates a family environment among students and the reslife staff. It thoroughly prepares you for college, especially considering the heavy involvement with the Mississippi University for Women and Mississippi State University. 10/10 would recommend applying if you can. Just note that all classes are Honors+, so the work is hard and heavy, meaning a good work ethic is necessary to thrive at this school.