Brandon Middle School

Public 6-8

 408 South College St.
       Brandon, MS  39042


(601) 825-5998

District: Rankin County School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
19th of 257 Mississippi Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,385 Help

Students who attend Brandon Middle School usually attend:

High:    Brandon High School

Feeder schools for Brandon Middle School:

Elementary:    Brandon Elementary School
    Rouse Elementary
    Stonebridge Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  12.1
Number of students:  1,240

Racial breakdown:

White:
60.3%
African American:
34.4%
Two or more races:
3.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  99.8%

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Compare Details Brandon Middle School ranks better than 92.6% of middle schools in Mississippi. It also ranks 2nd among 3 ranked middle schools in the Rankin County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 89.07. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (60.3%), African American (34.4%), two or more races (3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 99.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Brandon Middle School is 12.1. 1 middle schools in the Rankin County School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Brandon Middle School is $8,385, which is the lowest among 3 middle schools in the Rankin County School District!
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Brandon Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Brandon Middle School 19th of 257 Mississippi public middle schools. (See Brandon Middle School in the ranking list.)

Rankin County School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Rankin County School District 16th of 126 Mississippi school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Brandon Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2008 80.88 35th 244 85.7%
2009 79.31 40th 247 83.8%
2010 75.95 49th 255 80.8%
2011 78.88 39th 264 85.2%
2012 79.95 39th 270 85.6%
2013 82.86 36th 269 86.6%
2014 86.57 16th 264 93.9%
2015 84.91 32nd 266 88.0%
2016 89.85 15th 260 94.2%
2017 89.10 19th 272 93.0%
2018 93.08 11th 252 95.6%
2019 89.13 17th 264 93.6%
2021 92.08 12th 257 95.3%
2022 89.07 19th 257 92.6%

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

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Reviews:
by a parent
Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Open Quote Love the school and staff, however, Rankin County School District, board, directors and transportation departments are a joke. They are endorsing a curriculum in math that has caused many parents great grief. (Traditional methods are not adequately taught.) The spelling curriculum is also a joke. Five letter words in fifth and sixth grade??? Come on teach them quality, not quantity. It is not the teachers' fault, they are handed a curriculum and told to teach it. Transportation is not much better. My question is how can the Board justify a multi-million dollar board building with marble inlay floors when children at the middle school had no heat in the freezing weather?? Sure the Board is all cooped up in their nice warm offices while the children have to layer clothing to stay warm in winter months. Priority should be placed on educating our future, and equipping them to be the best they can. MCT results show that the quality of education in this district has dropped. While I am no proponent of sheltering children in private schools, the quality is very attractive. Including the fact that I am a certified teacher, I would give the school a C and the District a big fat goose egg...0...F. Priority needs to be place back on educating the children and not systematically trying to figure out how to educate on a lower budget. Everyone is on a budget... Some things are well worth the cost, but not marble inlay flooring and comfort for a select few when the district serves over 19,000 children. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Brandon Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1990 911 207 4 3 0 n/a n/a 0 1125
1991 876 208 5 0 0 n/a n/a 0 1089
1992 920 213 1 2 0 n/a n/a 0 1136
1993 959 201 4 3 0 n/a n/a 0 1167
1994 948 211 1 3 0 n/a n/a 0 1163
1995 989 230 6 3 0 n/a n/a 0 1228
1996 989 230 6 3 0 n/a n/a 0 1228
1997 972 252 5 1 0 n/a n/a 0 1230
1998 996 250 5 1 0 n/a n/a 0 1252
1999 795 188 3 4 0 n/a n/a 0 990
2000 733 213 0 5 0 n/a n/a 0 951
2001 735 211 1 11 0 n/a n/a 0 958
2002 718 248 10 14 0 n/a n/a 0 990
2003 718 248 10 14 0 n/a n/a 0 990
2004 747 254 8 9 0 n/a n/a 0 1018
2005 764 260 5 9 0 n/a n/a 0 1038
2006 789 293 10 7 0 n/a n/a 0 1099
2007 813 305 9 14 0 n/a n/a 0 1141
2008 818 294 15 16 2 n/a n/a 0 1145
2009 862 298 13 19 3 0 0 0 1195
2010 861 274 13 16 1 2 2 0 1169
2011 841 290 14 17 2 1 1 0 1166
2012 885 344 17 17 2 0 1 0 1266
2013 903 338 10 16 3 1 3 0 1274
2014 901 331 9 27 1 0 6 0 1275
2015 889 327 11 24 2 0 2 0 1255
2016 921 324 11 30 2 0 6 0 1294
2017 912 322 16 29 2 0 15 0 1296
2018 874 336 13 22 0 0 27 0 1272
2019 861 371 15 18 0 0 31 0 1296
2020 817 398 15 15 1 0 37 0 1283
2021 784 430 15 12 0 0 36 0 1277
2022 748 427 12 15 1 0 37 0 1240

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 Brandon Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1990 1125 59.3 18.9 n/a
1991 1089 56.8 19.1 n/a
1992 1136 57.0 19.9 26.3
1993 1167 57.6 20.3 25.8
1994 1163 56.9 20.4 25.5
1995 1228 64.3 19.1 25.7
1996 1228 64.3 19.1 25.7
1997 1230 66.9 18.4 25.2
1998 1252 66.1 18.9 25.8
1999 990 53.2 18.6 32.1
2000 951 59.8 15.9 32.5
2001 958 58.2 16.5 33.3
2002 990 71.9 13.8 35.1
2003 990 71.9 13.8 35.1
2004 1018 78.5 13.0 27.4
2005 1038 79.9 13.0 31
2006 1099 79.7 13.8 34.3
2007 1141 85.5 13.3 32.3
2008 1145 89.6 12.8 30.1
2009 1195 95.5 12.5 32.6
2010 1169 99.2 11.7 32.6
2011 1166 92.6 12.5 31.1
2012 1266 97.0 13.0 32.3
2013 1274 102.5 12.4 33.3
2014 1275 103.9 12.2 34.8
2015 1255 104.0 12.0 34.7
2016 1294 99.0 13.0 33.9
2017 1296 100.1 12.9 33.1
2018 1272 97.8 13.0 33.6
2019 1296 102.7 12.6 34.3
2020 1283 103.1 12.4 36.6
2021 1277 99.3 12.8 99.8
2022 1240 102.0 12.1 99.8

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Brandon Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1990 1125 59.3 18.9 n/a
1991 1089 56.8 19.1 n/a
1992 1136 57.0 19.9 26.3
1993 1167 57.6 20.3 25.8
1994 1163 56.9 20.4 25.5
1995 1228 64.3 19.1 25.7
1996 1228 64.3 19.1 25.7
1997 1230 66.9 18.4 25.2
1998 1252 66.1 18.9 25.8
1999 990 53.2 18.6 32.1
2000 951 59.8 15.9 32.5
2001 958 58.2 16.5 33.3
2002 990 71.9 13.8 35.1
2003 990 71.9 13.8 35.1
2004 1018 78.5 13.0 27.4
2005 1038 79.9 13.0 31
2006 1099 79.7 13.8 34.3
2007 1141 85.5 13.3 32.3
2008 1145 89.6 12.8 30.1
2009 1195 95.5 12.5 32.6
2010 1169 99.2 11.7 32.6
2011 1166 92.6 12.5 31.1
2012 1266 97.0 13.0 32.3
2013 1274 102.5 12.4 33.3
2014 1275 103.9 12.2 34.8
2015 1255 104.0 12.0 34.7
2016 1294 99.0 13.0 33.9
2017 1296 100.1 12.9 33.1
2018 1272 97.8 13.0 33.6
2019 1296 102.7 12.6 34.3
2020 1283 103.1 12.4 36.6
2021 1277 99.3 12.8 99.8
2022 1240 102.0 12.1 99.8

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 Brandon Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $312 (3.7%) $8,073 (96.3%) $8,385

Data source: Mississippi Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Brandon Middle School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 17th of 264 Middle schoolsRanks 19th of 257 Middle schools
 1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Brandon Middle School)41.156.2
 15.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Rankin County School District)44.353.1
 8.8%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Mississippi)33.641
 7.4%
6th Grade Mathematics (Brandon Middle School)72.168.1
 4%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Rankin County School District)68.664.6
 4%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Mississippi)47.645.2
 2.4%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Brandon Middle School)57.159
 1.9%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Rankin County School District)50.655.2
 4.6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Mississippi)3938.4
 0.6%
7th Grade Mathematics (Brandon Middle School)73.461.1
 12.3%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Rankin County School District)67.163.7
 3.4%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Mississippi)51.146.1
 5%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Brandon Middle School)54.953.8
 1.1%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Rankin County School District)48.350.4
 2.1%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Mississippi)35.536.3
 0.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Brandon Middle School)67.864.6
 3.2%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Rankin County School District)56.460.7
 4.3%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Mississippi)44.844.7
 0.1%
8th Grade Science (Brandon Middle School)76.566.3
 10.2%
   8th Grade Science (Rankin County School District)66.864.7
 2.1%
   8th Grade Science (Mississippi)52.750.4
 2.3%
End of Course Algebra I (Brandon Middle School)100100
   End of Course Algebra I (Rankin County School District)51.165.3
 14.2%
   End of Course Algebra I (Mississippi)49.364.9
 15.6%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students12961277
 1.5%
African American371430
 15.9%
American Indian00
Asian1515
Hispanic1812
 33.3%
Pacific Islander00
White861784
 8.9%
Two or More Races3136
 16.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients34.3%99.8%
 65.5%




Frequently Asked Questions about Brandon Middle School

In the 2021-22 school year, 1,240 students attended Brandon Middle School.

Students at Brandon Middle School are 60% White, 34% African American, 3% Two or more races, 1% Hispanic.

Students who attend Brandon Middle School usually go on to attend Brandon High School

Yes. Brandon Middle School ranks in the top 7.4% of Mississippi middle schools.


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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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