New Summit School

Tel: (601)982-7827
Grades: 1-12 | 147 students
New Summit School's mission is to encourage students, levels kindergarten - twelfth grade, to reach their full academic potential while promoting their emotional well-being.
New Summit School is dedicated to the educational philosophy that considers the diverse needs of today's students and families.
The school recognizes the need for non-traditional instructional settings that provide individual academic attention while encouraging emotional and social growth.
The school recognizes the need for an individual, motivational and intellectual environment for students, including those students who are exceptional learners who may encounter learning differences.
Through initial assessment, the staff of New Summit School determines each student's needs and custom-designs an educational plan suited to meeting those needs.

School Overview

School Type Alternative School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other associations(s) for exceptional children
State or regional independent school association
Grades Offered Grades 1-12

Student Body

Total Students 147 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
42%
State avg.: 15%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
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School Reviews

New Summit is the best kept secret in Jackson. The small teacher to student ratio and caring staff create a wonderful learning environment for the kids. New Summit is also great for socially awkward kids or children with low spectrum learning disabilities (i.e. Asperger''s syndrome). We moved my child from a premier Madison, MS public school in 4th grade to New Summit. He went from being a shy, withdrawn kid with below average grades lost in a sea of students to an outgoing and cheerful kid with plenty of friends and A''s/B''s on his report cards. The school is small, however, so they are lacking in some extra-curricular activities such as organized sports (football, baseball, soccer, etc.). However, New Summit is continually growing and have a new multi-purpose gymnasium in the works which should provide more out of the classroom activities for the students.
- Posted by Parent, 04/08/13

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