Rosa Scott School
200 Crawford Street
Community: Rosa Scott School (RSS) is located in Madison, a suburb north of Jackson. RSS, a part of the Madison County School District, is a consolidated county school drawing students from Flora and Madison. The area's convenient location, strong school system, high property values and easy access to Jackson have made south Madison County one of the most rapidly developing communities within the United States, according to the 2000 U.S. Census.
Accreditation: Based on superior test scores, Rosa Scott School is an A rated school by the Mississippi Accountability System for consecutive years. In addition, RSS met AYP. Also, Rosa Scott was recognized by BusinessWeek magazine as the Top Academic-Performing High School in Mississippi during the 2008-09 school year.
Description of School: As the ninth-grade campus of Madison Central High School, Rosa Scott School has a total enrollment of 469 students. In addition to a strong college-preparatory curriculum, Rosa Scott offers the following extracurricular activities: six sports, band, choir, dance, JROTC and over 20 clubs. Rosa Scott students also have the opportunity to participate in at least 13 Varsity Sports through Madison Central. Rosa Scott prides itself in promoting community involvement and promotes a sense of giving. We participate with numerous fundraisers, but our main focuses are canned food drive, Operation Christmas Child, Make-a-Wish, March of Dimes and Relay for Life.
Grading System: All grades are recorded numerically. The letter grade equivalents are as follows: A= 90-100, B=80-89, C=70-79, D=65-69, F = Below 65.
Scheduling: Since 1998-99, an 8-period, alternating-day, block-scheduling format has been used on the high-school level in the Madison County School District. Students attend four classes each day with each class being attended for an hour and thirty-four minutes.
Units Required for Graduation: Each student entering Rosa Scott in Fall 2014 with an anticipated graduation date of May 2018 from Madison Central shall have earned a passing grade on the following state-mandated subject area tests: Algebra I, Biology I, English II Multiple Choice, and U.S. History. Also, students shall have earned a minimum of 24 Carnegie units distributed as follows: Four (4) units in English: Four (4) units in Math to specifically include Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II: Four (4) units in Science, one of which must be Biology I, one of which must be a physical science; Four (4) units in Social Studies to specifically include Mississippi Studies, World Geography, World History, U.S. History, Economics and U.S. Government; One (1) unit in Fine Arts; One (1) unit in STEM; One half (1/2) credit in Health as well as a half (1/2) credit of PE; Five (5) units of elective courses.
Accelerated Classes: Rosa Scott School offers Accelerated English I. Upon attending Madison Central in grades 10-12, students will be offered Accelerated and Advanced Placement Courses in multiple subject areas.
Grade Averaging and Ranking: Class rank and grade point average for students graduating from Madison Central include all graded courses from 9th through 12th grades. Numerical grades earned by the student are weighted prior to being recorded on the transcript. Weighted averages are determined by multiplying semester grades using the following scales:
1.10 x Grade – Advanced Placement Courses
Staff: Fifty percent of Rosa Scott teachers have attained AA or greater certification from the Mississippi Department of Education, which is typically granted through the earning of at least a Masters Degree. One staff member is Nationally Board Certified.
Madison Zone Statistics:
Post Graduation Statistics: Eighty-nine percent (89%) of the 2013 Madison Central graduates have enrolled in college. Sixty-two percent (62%) are enrolled in a four-year college; twenty-seven percent (27%) are enrolled in a two-year college.