Natchez High School

72 reviews
  1. Natchez-Adams School District
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
D
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    C-
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Readiness
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    D-
  7. Administration
    D-
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    D+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Address
319 Seargent Prentiss Dr
Natchez, MS 39120
Telephone
(601) 442-2385

Natchez High School Rankings

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Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
74%
Average SAT
Data not available
Average ACT
19
50 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
13%
Percent Proficient - Math
40%
AP Enrollment
6%
AP Exam Pass Rate
0%
Advanced Math Enrollment
Average
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    0%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    9%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    64%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    27%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
D-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
29%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
43%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 8 responses
  • Honors program
    75%
  • Grandparents day
    13%
  • Teachers apperication day
    13%

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
716
Free or Reduced Lunch
92%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,475
Teachers in First/Second Year
16.2%
47%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.15 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.15 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.15 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,604/ year
National
$11,890
71%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.14 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.14 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.14 responses

Reviews

72 reviews
  • Excellent
    1
  • Very Good
    16
  • Average
    26
  • Poor
    16
  • Terrible
    13
My overall experience at this school was not a very good one. We were hardly ever allowed to leave class for any reason. If you had to use the restroom you had to wait until the bell rang to change classes and you had only 5 minutes to get to class. Therefore, you were most likely late to class. The teacher didn't care that you had to take care of a perfectly normal personal need you would still receive a tardy. I was told by one of my teachers that the administrators had told all of the teachers to never let us out. It was almost as if no one expected us to have any personal emergencies. We started one of the school years off by having 20 minute breaks before or after lunch but they quickly put a stop to this because of discipline problems. There very little social time at this school even during lunch. We were forced to sit at our teachers assigned table and eat with our class. If you had any friends that were not in the same class as you then you were out of luck. I went to this school for four years and stayed very depressed the entire time. I was genuinely not happy here because there was no freedom. There were no warm smiles or welcoming greetings. The teachers looked like they didn't want to show up for work and the kids didn't want to show up for school. Everyone was unhappy. They didn't allow kids to be kids. I have very few good memories to look back on from high-school and I spent a lot of time having regrets. I thought if my parents would've moved to another place when I would've been better off. I was looking at all these other high schools around the United States that made learning fun and I wanted to be apart of it. This school is unique because it is the only school in this town that treats the students this horrible. Even though, a very good friend of mine is currently in his senior year there and I miss talking to him everyday I wouldn't want to go back. I'm so happy I graduated from high school.
  • Niche User
  • 3 months ago
Natchez Adams School District is located in a rural part of Natchez, MS. There are approximately 189 potential graduates for the upcoming May 2017 school term. The school district is rated a "F" currently. There is poor administration and leadership. The school can use more qualified and open minded leaders and teachers. The school is in the process of looking for more qualified teachers.
  • Senior
  • 2 months ago
Most of the teachers at this school are very stressed and over-worked. I would never choose to see any of them after class nor would I ask for help during class. I always felt as if I was on my own when it came to academic instruction and any time I needed help I would ask other students or struggle and eventually figure it out myself. The teaching style of many of these teachers was complicated and hard to understand. They had the knowledge but had no clue how to get it across to the students. Many teachers had little respect for the students and showed no interest in them. This does not apply to all of the teachers because there were some of them that genuinely tried to help but it was very rare that I would get one of these teachers on my schedule.
  • Niche User
  • 3 months ago