Dawson Elementary School is in Jackson, Mississippi and is a Hinds County school. An enrollment of 375 students and a student–teacher ratio of 19 students per teacher was reported by the school.
When compared to other schools in Mississippi it is slightly below average and has received and a grade of C- from The School Review. Of elementary schools in the Hinds County it is ranked 28. Statewide, Dawson Elementary School is ranked 315 for elementary schools.
For our analysis we use data provided by the schools to the U.S. Department of Education. We take this information and compare dozens of data points to assign every school a grade for academics, safety and learning environment. These scores are combined to determine the overall grade. You can read a more detailed description of our grading system on our methodology page.
A number of factors, including Mississippi standardized test scores, are used to determine a school’s academics grade. For academics, Dawson Elementary School performs slightly below average when compared to other elementary schools in Mississippi and earned the grade of C- for this measure.
To evaluate the learning environment at a school we look at a variety of factors such as teacher certifications, experience and chronic absenteeism. Dawson Elementary School received a grade of D for learning environment. For this measure, this school is below average when compared to other elementary schools in Mississippi.
Factors such as suspension rate and number of physical altercations at a school are used to determine our safety grade. For safety, Dawson Elementary School performs above average when compared to other elementary schools in Mississippi and earned the grade of A- for this measure.
Information about the student body at Dawson Elementary School is listed below. Demographics are not used when scoring a school.
Below are elementary schools nearest to Dawson Elementary School. The table displays The School Review’s score for these schools. If you would like a complete list of local schools, visit the Jackson, Mississippi schools page.
|School||Overall Grade||Academic Results||Learning Enviroment||School Safety|
|1||Smith Elementary School||C||D||C+||A+|
|2||Johnson Elementary School||D||D||C||N/A|
|3||Watkins Elementary School||D||D||D||C-|
|4||French Elementary School||C-||D||C-||C|
|5||Walton Elementary School||C||C||C-||B+|
At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.
We rank elementary schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance to the distribution of elementary schools on the same test in the state. We then compute overall achievement by averaging a school’s standardized performance across subjects and years. We evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, or chronically absent. Finally, we measure the Safety of an elementary school from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.