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+
Address
MUW-1627, 1100 College Street
Columbus, MS 39701
Telephone
(662) 329-7674

The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts 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
1350
26 responses
Average ACT
30
114 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.11 responses
Poll
91%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 44 responses
Report
  • Ceremony of Lights
    23%
  • Science Carnival. It's so fun to teach the kids.
    23%
  • Taki Tiki
    20%
  • Tales from the Crypt
    11%
  • School dances
    9%
  • Latin Club (We just won the spirit stick)
    5%
  • Soccer Season!
    5%

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
99%
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.9%
95%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.19 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.19 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
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.15 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.15 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.15 responses

The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science Reviews

78 reviews
All Categories
MSMS was a fantastic school in terms of prepping students for college. The dorm life, extra facilities, and high difficulty of the classes as well as higher expectations from teachers makes it a very college-like environment that forces students to learn to study properly.

The greatest problem with MSMS though is that there are so many restrictions set upon students that it made dorm life depressing, and the dorm rooms themselves were low quality. The greater variety of clubs helped mend this issue, but clubs were frequently heavily controlled by teachers, making them feel like just another excuse to be watched.

In addition to all this, MSMS's higher standards come with the consequence of making it that much harder to gain scholarships based on class ranking. Its a much more competitive environment, which, from a monetary perspective, can make poorer, yet very talented students have a hard time getting good college scholarships, which can hurt their education in the long run.
Review The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science
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.
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.