School Details

W.A. Higgins Middle School Academy

Traditional Public School

1749 Chestnut Street

Clarksdale, MS 38614

662-627-8550

Overview

W.A. Higgins Middle School Academy serves 383 students in grades 7-8. This school is a traditional public school and its 2019 accountability rating was D. Per student spending for this school is $9,602.

Grades

7

8

Performance

D

2019 Accountability Rating
Mississippi Department of Education

Funding

$

Tax-Funded
$9,602/Child

Demographics

W.A. Higgins Middle School Academy serves 383 students. This high-poverty school body is <5% White and 96.34% African-American.

School

Teachers
Total: 27
Student-Teacher Ratio: 7:1
Experienced: 45%
In-Field: 70% 
Principals
Total: 2
Experienced: 100%

Students
Total Enrollment: 383

By Grade:

  •       7: 209
  •       8: 169
  •       Other: 5

By Racial and Ethnic Composition:

  •       African-American: 96%
  •       Other: 4%

District

Teachers
Total: 173
Student-Teacher Ratio: 8:1
Experienced: 57%
In-Field: 80% 
Principals
Total: 10
Experienced: 100%

Students
Total Enrollment: 2,237

By Grade:

  •       Pre-K: 62
  •       K: 145
  •       1: 172
  •       2: 166
  •       3: 145
  •       4: 216
  •       5: 120
  •       6: 174
  •       7: 209
  •       8: 171
  •       9: 161
  •       10: 160
  •       11: 156
  •       12: 154
  •       Special Secondary: 12
  •       Other: 14

Community

Coahoma County

Total Population: 22,124

  •       Males: 10,254
  •       Females: 11,870

Growth: -15.40%
Number of Households: 9,461
Median Income: $30,047

Race/Ethnicity Male Female Total % Change
Non-Hispanic White or Caucasian 2,243 2,383 4,626 -24%
Black or African American 7,839 9,327 17,166 -13%
Asian-American 57 52 109 -16%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 6 6 12 0%
Native American and Alaska Native 27 14 41 78%
Hispanic American 195 172 367 25%
Two or more races 82 88 170 45%


Performance

State Testing

Mathematics Proficiency: 10.3%
English Proficiency: 14.7%
Science Proficiency: 11%

Discipline

  • In-School Suspensions: 0
  • Out-of-School Suspensions: 0
  • Expulsions: 0
  • Referral to Law Enforcement: 0
  • School-Based Arrests: 0

Funding

W.A. Higgins Middle School Academy is a traditional public school funded by local, state, and federal tax dollars. Per student spending for this school is $9,602.

Total

Per-student Spending: $9,602

State/Local

Per-student Spending: $2,411

Federal

Per-student Spending: $2,143

Overall Rating

Based on reviews, W.A. Higgins Middle School Academy receives an overall rating of 0 out of 5 stars from MS School Finder users.

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