M. S. Palmer High School

Public 9-12

 1315 Martin Luther King Drive
       Marks, MS  38646


 (662) 326-5191

District: Quitman County School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
161st of 233 Mississippi High Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  11.9
Number of students:  351

Racial breakdown:

African American:
98.9%
White:
1.1%

Free/discounted lunch recipients:  100.0%

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Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, M. S. Palmer High School ranked worse than 69.1% of high schools in Mississippi. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 30.33. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (98.9%), White (1.1%). (See more...)
Compare Details 100% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at M. S. Palmer High School is 11.9. (See more...)
Compare M. S. Palmer High School employs 29.2 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

M. S. Palmer High School:

SchoolDigger ranks M. S. Palmer High School 161st of 233 Mississippi public high schools. (See M. S. Palmer High School in the ranking list.)

Quitman County School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Quitman County School District 76th of 134 Mississippi school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for M. S. Palmer High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 44.77 155th 232 33.2%
2005 49.74 133rd 232 42.7%
2006 36.15 169th 232 27.2%
2007 36.10 172nd 232 25.9%
2008 18.12 202nd 235 14.0%
2009 3.94 232nd 235 1.3%
2010 29.97 176th 235 25.1%
2011 22.26 208th 244 14.8%
2012 36.11 166th 241 31.1%
2013 17.17 206th 238 13.4%
2014 28.45 188th 236 20.3%
2015 18.26 182nd 226 19.5%
2016 9.95 216th 231 6.5%
2017 17.59 191st 237 19.4%
2018 30.33 161st 233 30.9%

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

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Data source: Mississippi Department of Education

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by a teacher
Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Open Quote The school district is the very worst of the four districts in which I have worked over the past 15 years. Many of the teachers at the high school rely on handouts and do not actually try to teach. Most of the students are ill-prepared for high school courses without sufficient reading/comprehension/problem-solving skills. And building-level administrators are rarely seen on-campus, at least at the high school in Marks. They are missing in action, presumably at a workshop/training/conference with select cronies. This is the only school where the principal routinely shows up after everyone else has arrived. Moreover, nobody in the community seems to think that the situation is bad so nothing is being done to change it. When the principal told me that we (meaning the teachers already in place) can say that the students around here behave as if they are in a zoo but nobody else (an outsider/recently hired teacher) could say that, I knew she was making it plain that I did not fit in, would not fit in, and that she would not be renewing my contract. Unfortunately for the students, a real teacher who teaches each day will be lost in the district. So sad! Close Quote


by a student
Sunday, January 10, 2010

Open Quote I love attending this school. Close Quote



Enrollment information for M. S. Palmer High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1990 29 511 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 540
1991 22 527 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 549
1992 18 555 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 573
1993 17 557 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 574
1994 12 536 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 549
1995 3 485 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 488
1996 3 485 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 488
1997 6 705 0 2 1 n/a n/a 0 714
1998 4 552 1 1 0 n/a n/a 0 558
1999 7 553 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 561
2000 6 528 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 535
2001 6 515 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 522
2002 4 509 0 0 1 n/a n/a 0 514
2003 4 509 0 0 1 n/a n/a 0 514
2004 7 531 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 538
2005 7 527 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 534
2006 10 544 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 556
2007 8 564 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 573
2008 12 549 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 561
2009 4 419 0 0 0 0 0 0 423
2010 5 368 0 0 0 0 0 0 373
2011 5 370 0 1 0 0 0 0 376
2012 5 339 0 1 0 0 0 0 345
2013 5 306 0 0 0 0 0 0 311
2014 4 330 1 0 0 0 1 0 336
2015 3 354 0 0 0 0 1 0 358
2016 2 362 0 0 0 0 1 0 365
2017 4 347 0 0 0 0 0 0 351

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 M. S. Palmer High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1990 540 27.2 19.8 n/a
1991 549 28.0 19.6 n/a
1992 573 27.8 20.6 88.7
1993 574 25.1 22.9 87.6
1994 549 25.3 21.7 89.4
1995 488 24.4 20.0 93.6
1996 488 24.4 20.0 93.6
1997 714 36.6 19.5 92.4
1998 558 29.1 19.2 94.8
1999 561 31.2 18.0 94.8
2000 535 37.1 14.4 97.6
2001 522 34.1 15.3 96.9
2002 514 42.1 12.2 99.4
2003 514 42.1 12.2 99.4
2004 538 41.1 13.1 99.4
2005 534 41.1 13.0 99.4
2006 556 42.8 13.0 99.5
2007 573 42.9 13.4 99.5
2008 561 41.3 13.6 99.5
2009 423 34.7 12.2 99.3
2010 373 33.7 11.0 99.2
2011 376 30.7 12.2 99.2
2012 345 30.8 11.1 99.1
2013 311 27.4 11.3 99.0
2014 336 22.4 14.9 99.1
2015 358 29.0 12.3 99.2
2016 365 26.0 14.0 100.0
2017 351 29.2 11.9 100.0

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 M. S. Palmer High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1990 540 27.2 19.8 n/a
1991 549 28.0 19.6 n/a
1992 573 27.8 20.6 88.7
1993 574 25.1 22.9 87.6
1994 549 25.3 21.7 89.4
1995 488 24.4 20.0 93.6
1996 488 24.4 20.0 93.6
1997 714 36.6 19.5 92.4
1998 558 29.1 19.2 94.8
1999 561 31.2 18.0 94.8
2000 535 37.1 14.4 97.6
2001 522 34.1 15.3 96.9
2002 514 42.1 12.2 99.4
2003 514 42.1 12.2 99.4
2004 538 41.1 13.1 99.4
2005 534 41.1 13.0 99.4
2006 556 42.8 13.0 99.5
2007 573 42.9 13.4 99.5
2008 561 41.3 13.6 99.5
2009 423 34.7 12.2 99.3
2010 373 33.7 11.0 99.2
2011 376 30.7 12.2 99.2
2012 345 30.8 11.1 99.1
2013 311 27.4 11.3 99.0
2014 336 22.4 14.9 99.1
2015 358 29.0 12.3 99.2
2016 365 26.0 14.0 100.0
2017 351 29.2 11.9 100.0

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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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Mississippi Department of Education.

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