#1 High School in MS and #1 in Lowndes County

M.S. School for Math and Science

5th Ave South And Mscw Dr, Columbus, MS 39701

How Good is M.S. School for Math and Science?

Report Card

A+ Academic Results
A+ Learning Enviroment
A- School Safety
A+ Overall Grade

M.S. School for Math and Science is located in Columbus, Mississippi. It has 236 students and 23 teachers and serves grades 11-12.

This school received an overall grade of A+. Compared to other state schools M.S. School for Math and Science scores are significantly above average. The school ranks 1 for high schools in Lowndes County and 1 in the state, when compared to similar schools.

To calculate school grades, The School Review uses data collected by the U.S. Department of Education. Grades for safety, academics and learning environment are calculated with these data. An overall grade is then calculated based on a weighted combination of those scores. To learn more about how our grading works, please visit our methodology page.


For high schools, a number of factors, including standardized test scores, SAT participation and AP/IB enrollment are used to determine a school’s academics grade. M.S. School for Math and Science performs significantly above average compared to other Mississippi high schools for academics. The school's grade for this metric is A+.

Source: MS Standardized Tests
Academics Grade A+
Test Performance Excellent
AP/IB Participation Excellent
SAT/ACT Participation Excellent

Learning Enviroment

We use factors including chronic absenteeism, teacher experience, teacher certifications and others to get a sense of the learning environment of a school. M.S. School for Math and Science earned a grade of A+ for learning environment. For this measure, this school is significantly above average when compared to other high schools in Mississippi.

Students : Teacher
MS Avg. 16
Uncertified Teachers
MS Avg. 3%
New Teachers
MS Avg. 14%
Learning Enviroment Grade A+
Student–Teacher Ratio Excellent
Student Absenteeism Excellent
Teacher Absenteeism N/A
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience Good


A school’s safety score is determined by inspecting data such as a suspension rates and physical altercations. For safety, M.S. School for Math and Science performs above average when compared to other high schools in Mississippi and earned the grade of A- for this measure.

Safety Grade A-
In-School Suspensions N/A
Out-of-School Suspensions Very Good
Physical Altercations N/A


The demographics of the student body at M.S. School for Math and Science are summarized below. The demographics of a school are not used as an input when evaluating its performance.

Students w/ Disablities
MS Avg. 9%
Free Lunch
MS Avg. 63%
Econ. Disadvantaged
MS Avg. 69%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 236
Minority Students 80
Diversity Index 37
Students with Disablities N/A
Economically Disadvantaged 99%
Limited English Proficiency 0%
Gifted Students N/A


A+ School - Only the top 5% of schools are awarded the distinction of being an A+ School. Schools that receive this grade excel in academics and cultivate a safe and effectual environment for learning. They represent the top schools in the nation and are eligible to display our award badge on their homepage. You can download your award here.

Academic Overperformance III - Awarded to schools which perform substantially higher on standardized tests than predicted given the socioeconomic composition of their student body. Less than half a percent of schools nationwide qualify for this award. Read more about how this metric was calculated and why TheSchoolReview feels it is important to recognize these schools outperforming academic expectations.

Compare Nearby Schools

You can view the closest high schools to M.S. School for Math and Science below. Scores for the schools are listed in the table. To get a complete list of schools in Columbus, go to the Columbus, Mississippi schools page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Columbus High School C- C- B- D
2 West Lowndes High School C+ C+ B- B+
3 New Hope High School B B- A- A-
4 Golden Triangle Early College A A+ B+ N/A
5 Caledonia High School A- A- A B+

M.S. School for Math and Science - Quick FAQ

At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.

  • How many students attend M.S. School for Math and Science? 236 students.
  • Is M.S. School for Math and Science a good school? The school received an overall grade of A+, which means it is significantly above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is M.S. School for Math and Science in? The school is located in Lowndes County.
  • How can I contact M.S. School for Math and Science? The school's number is (662) 329-7360. You can visit their website at http://www.themsms.org.
  • Where is M.S. School for Math and Science? 5th Ave South And Mscw Dr, Columbus, Mississippi 39701

How we rate schools?

We rank high schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance across subjects and years to the distribution of high schools on the same tests in the state. We also assess a school’s Academics using indicators of college readiness and likelihood of future college enrollment. These measures include the percent of students enrolled in at least one Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate course and the percent of students taking the SAT or ACT. Next, 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, and chronically absent. Finally, we measure Safety 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.

Nearby Schools
Columbus High School
215 Hemlock Street Columbus, MS 39702
West Lowndes High School
644 South Frontage Road Columbus, MS 39701
New Hope High School
3419 New Hope Road Columbus, MS 39702
Golden Triangle Early College
8731 South Frontage Road Mayhew, MS 39753
Caledonia High School
111 Confederate Drive Caledonia, MS 39740