A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Readiness
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Address
MUW-1627, 1100 College Street
Columbus, MS 39701
Telephone
(662) 329-7674

The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
100%
Percent Proficient - Math
100%
Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1330
23 responses
Average ACT
30
101 responses
AP Enrollment

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
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.10 responses
Poll
90%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 39 responses
Report
  • Ceremony of Lights
    23%
  • Science Carnival. It's so fun to teach the kids.
    23%
  • Taki Tiki
    21%
  • Tales from the Crypt
    10%
  • School dances
    8%
  • Latin Club (We just won the spirit stick)
    5%
  • Soccer Season!
    5%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
245
Free or Reduced Lunch
99%
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
10%
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.18 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.18 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.18 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
National
$11,890
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.14 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.14 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.14 responses

The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science Reviews

74 reviews
All Categories
It is the BEST high school in Mississippi! No doubt! The teachers are so caring and the counselor are too! The faculty and resident life staffs are really nice! Every teacher here stays in school weekly from 7:00-9:00pm for tutorials to help students with whatever they needed help with. So from Monday to Thursday I can always find a teacher in subjects I needed help with to help me. Also, teachers have office hours. They welcome us to come to them. One of my teacher even suggested students to set standing office hours with her. The counselors are very very helpful. They always send emails about scholarships, financial aid, and deadlines for stuffs. They pretty much know every student very well, since MSMS is a small and the only public, residential high school for academically gifted students in the state of Mississippi. I'm glad I went to this school. The knowledge I gained here will help me succeed in future, I'm very sure.
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I love MSMS! It challenges me academically and physically. I never acknowledged how much potential I had before MSMS, and the school has taught me so much about self-ambition and self-expression. I would only change the facilities we work in because they are a little run down. Yet, since the high school is on the campus of a historic university, I understand the predicament.
The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science is the best all around high school in the state, whether you're looking for Mathematics, Science, or anything else. We have people from all over the state living here, which makes the experience vibrant and diverse. The cafeteria is buffet style and we have extremely qualified, dedicated teachers who can help with nearly any problem, academic or otherwise. The academics are unparalleled, but the sports are hardly competitive. We do definitely have a vibrant selection of sports teams and organizations, but the school is not big enough to support a football team or really dive into athletics. The people here are people I will personally know and hold close to my heart for life. The experience is unparalleled.