Central Elementary

Public PK, KG-5

 1043 Pass Road
       Gulfport, MS  39501


(228) 865-4642

District: Gulfport School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
203rd of 397 Mississippi Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,017 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  21.8
Number of students:  483

Racial breakdown:

African American:
68.5%
White:
17.8%
Hispanic:
9.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  97.5%

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Due to the disruption caused by COVID-19, the Mississippi Department of Education did not administer assessments for the 2019-2020 school year. SchoolDigger will resume updating its rankings when test scores are released in 2021.


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Compare Details Central Elementary ranks worse than 51.1% of elementary schools in Mississippi. It also ranks 5th among 6 ranked elementary schools in the Gulfport School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 50.81. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (68.5%), White (17.8%), Hispanic (9.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 97.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Central Elementary is 21.8, which is the highest among 6 elementary schools in the Gulfport School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Central Elementary is $9,017, which is the 2nd highest among 6 elementary schools in the Gulfport School District.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Central Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Central Elementary 203rd of 397 Mississippi public elementary schools. (See Central Elementary in the ranking list.)

Gulfport School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Gulfport School District 40th of 129 Mississippi school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Central Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2008 43.41 241st 394 38.8%
2009 50.34 201st 392 48.7%
2010 43.19 246th 403 39.0%
2011 47.91 230th 418 45.0%
2012 30.34 317th 414 23.4%
2015 32.74 271st 402 32.6%
2016 29.51 276th 394 29.9%
2017 32.87 283rd 406 30.3%
2018 54.95 181st 404 55.2%
2019 50.81 203rd 397 48.9%

Data source: test scores: Mississippi Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a teacher
Friday, April 12, 2013

Open Quote The Gulfport School District makes decisions based on what is best for children. We inspire students to become productive citizens and life long learners. What a great school district for students to attend when the attention is placed on their success. Close Quote


by a teacher
Thursday, April 11, 2013

Open Quote The data that is on this website is misleading. The teachers and the students work so hard at succeeding. I am a teacher here and I know my students are more prepared for the next grade more than they have ever been! Common Core is a new and tough Curriculum and I think our students are doing amazing jobs! Do NOT let this data get in the way of sending your child here! Ask anyone and they will tell you the wonderful things that are going on at Central Elementary! Go Pirates!!! Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, April 11, 2013

Open Quote These teachers work tirelessly to ensure that their students are receiving the appropriate instruction and learning what they need in order to be successful. They tend to the physical, mental, and social needs of their students without asking any questions and love their children unconditionally. Close Quote


by a teacher
Thursday, April 11, 2013

Open Quote Central Elementary has a great learning environment for all students. The teachers and staff work really hard to help each student strive to be the best they can be. Close Quote


by a citizen
Thursday, April 11, 2013

Open Quote I work at central elementary and I love the kids and every part of my job from ordering food to serving and also working with the staff. Close Quote


by a citizen
Thursday, April 11, 2013

Open Quote I work at this school and love interacting with the children and staff. Close Quote


by a citizen
Thursday, April 11, 2013

Open Quote I am employed in the cafeteria at this school and I love my job because I enjoy the children. Close Quote


by a teacher
Thursday, April 11, 2013

Open Quote The Gulfport schools have been blazing the trail for the state of MS by being the only school district in the state to fully implement the Common Core State Standards on behalf of the state department of ed. The teachers have received statewide and local notoriety for their efforts. Two members of the instructional department were selected to serve on the state's national PARCC team. Our district is progressive; for example, all 9th-10th grade students have been provided en e-reader to lighten the load of the book bags. Other technological advances are being made available to our teachers, students, and principals. All core classes have interactive whiteboards. We have redesigned our high school to give students career-based opportunities and early college experience during their junior and senior years. The arts are important to developing a well-rounded student. Our music programs (band, choir, and strings) are among the best in the country and world! How do I know? We continue to win sweepstakes awards each year and have been invited to Disney and Germany to showcase our talents! Athletics? We are the home of state champions in soccer, basketball, and weight lifting. Our Marine ROTC teaches leadership and continues to win state and regional competitions as well. We hold ourselves and our students to high levels of excellence. Gulfport is a great education destination!

SN: Those of us who work for the district may bring our children with us if we live out of district. I'm proud to say, we chose GSD. Best decision we could have made. My children's feeder pattern: West-Gulfport Central Middle-Gulfport High led my sons to honors programs and academic scholarships. This school is no exception! High standards coupled with hard work leads to a successful child. Close Quote


by a citizen
Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Open Quote This school adheres to all the strict requirements of the USDA when preparing/serving their meals. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Open Quote This school has some great teachers! Close Quote


by a teacher
Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Open Quote In 2011, the Mississippi Department of Education selected the Gulfport School District as one of three school districts to participate in a pilot program called Excellence for All. As part of this program, selected school districts were given the opportunity to develop innovative programs for their students that would prepare them to compete on a national and global setting in the core subjects as well as improve students' career and college readiness. Due to a major shift from Mississippi Curriculum Standards to Common Core State Standards, the data on this site does not reflect this shift. Please see the Gulfport School District's website to see actual testing information for the Gulfport School District. (You may also sign up to follow us on Twitter.)

A highly functional school district, the District's selection as a pilot program represents the progressive and passionate commitment to be internationally competitive as the community and district work to meet the mission of the Gulfport School District.

The mission of the Gulfport School District is to inspire each student to become a problem solver, lifelong learner, and productive member of society. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Central Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1990 282 377 2 3 1 n/a n/a 0 665
1991 286 392 2 1 0 n/a n/a 0 681
1992 261 354 8 0 0 n/a n/a 0 623
1993 265 361 0 8 0 n/a n/a 0 634
1994 275 381 0 9 0 n/a n/a 0 665
1995 209 332 0 13 1 n/a n/a 0 555
1996 209 332 0 13 1 n/a n/a 0 555
1997 187 343 0 11 0 n/a n/a 0 541
1998 176 372 7 6 2 n/a n/a 0 563
1999 164 350 9 10 1 n/a n/a 0 534
2000 157 342 4 10 1 n/a n/a 0 514
2001 131 370 4 2 0 n/a n/a 0 507
2002 143 376 5 10 0 n/a n/a 0 534
2003 143 376 5 10 0 n/a n/a 0 534
2004 121 364 8 10 2 n/a n/a 0 505
2005 123 308 5 8 2 n/a n/a 0 446
2006 76 174 1 5 0 n/a n/a 0 256
2007 104 347 3 22 0 n/a n/a 0 476
2008 98 334 6 25 2 n/a n/a 0 465
2009 92 350 4 24 0 0 0 0 470
2010 89 234 2 22 0 0 0 0 347
2011 103 204 0 29 0 3 0 0 339
2012 83 212 0 30 0 0 0 0 325
2013 99 218 0 33 1 0 4 0 355
2014 105 238 0 20 0 0 31 0 394
2015 104 274 0 21 1 0 27 0 427
2016 108 300 1 22 2 4 27 0 464
2017 94 337 4 38 4 0 17 0 494
2018 90 330 2 35 1 0 27 0 485
2019 85 346 1 36 0 1 14 0 483
2020 86 331 0 45 0 2 19 0 483

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Central Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1990 665 34.0 19.5 n/a
1991 681 35.0 19.4 n/a
1992 623 32.2 19.3 51.8
1993 634 31.2 20.3 54.9
1994 665 33.8 19.7 54.9
1995 555 34.6 16.0 56.6
1996 555 34.6 16.0 56.6
1997 541 33.6 16.1 56.6
1998 563 34.9 16.1 58.1
1999 534 34.5 15.5 64.4
2000 514 34.2 15.0 60.9
2001 507 38.3 13.2 65.1
2002 534 38.1 14.0 66.9
2003 534 38.1 14.0 66.9
2004 505 35.2 14.3 89.3
2005 446 33.6 13.3 94.2
2006 256 9.2 27.8 98.8
2007 476 32.0 14.9 98.5
2008 465 30.3 15.3 95.5
2009 470 29.7 15.8 91.1
2010 347 21.6 16.0 96.3
2011 339 20.0 16.8 95.6
2012 325 21.3 15.2 95.7
2013 355 20.6 17.1 96.6
2014 394 18.7 20.9 97.2
2015 427 21.0 20.3 97.4
2016 464 24.0 19.3 97.2
2017 494 25.2 19.5 93.9
2018 485 25.4 19.0 96.7
2019 483 28.3 17.0 96.3
2020 483 22.0 21.8 97.5

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Central Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1990 665 34.0 19.5 n/a
1991 681 35.0 19.4 n/a
1992 623 32.2 19.3 51.8
1993 634 31.2 20.3 54.9
1994 665 33.8 19.7 54.9
1995 555 34.6 16.0 56.6
1996 555 34.6 16.0 56.6
1997 541 33.6 16.1 56.6
1998 563 34.9 16.1 58.1
1999 534 34.5 15.5 64.4
2000 514 34.2 15.0 60.9
2001 507 38.3 13.2 65.1
2002 534 38.1 14.0 66.9
2003 534 38.1 14.0 66.9
2004 505 35.2 14.3 89.3
2005 446 33.6 13.3 94.2
2006 256 9.2 27.8 98.8
2007 476 32.0 14.9 98.5
2008 465 30.3 15.3 95.5
2009 470 29.7 15.8 91.1
2010 347 21.6 16.0 96.3
2011 339 20.0 16.8 95.6
2012 325 21.3 15.2 95.7
2013 355 20.6 17.1 96.6
2014 394 18.7 20.9 97.2
2015 427 21.0 20.3 97.4
2016 464 24.0 19.3 97.2
2017 494 25.2 19.5 93.9
2018 485 25.4 19.0 96.7
2019 483 28.3 17.0 96.3
2020 483 22.0 21.8 97.5

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Central Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,129 (12.5%) $7,888 (87.5%) $9,017

Data source: Mississippi Department of Education




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Mississippi Department of Education. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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