Rosa Scott High
Mark of Excellence
|Rosa Scott School
929 Poore's Pass
Community: Rosa Scott School (RSS) is located in Madison, a suburb north of Jackson. We are part of the Madison County School District and we serve the ninth grade students in the Jaguar zone. The area's convenient location, strong school system, high property values and easy access to Jackson make Madison County one of the most rapidly developing communities in the United States according to the U.S. Census.
Accreditation: Based on superior test scores, Rosa Scott School is an "A" rated school by the Mississippi Accountability System. Rosa Scott was also recently recognized by Business Week magazine as the Top Academic-Performing High School in Mississippi.
Description of School: As the ninth-grade campus of Madison Central High School, Rosa Scott School has an enrollment of approximately 400 students. In addition to a strong college-preparatory curriculum, Rosa Scott offers the following extracurricular activities: Athletics, band, choir, dance, JROTC and over 20 clubs. Rosa Scott students have the opportunity to participate in over 13 Varsity Sports through Madison Central. Rosa Scott prides itself in promoting community involvement and promotes a sense of giving. We participate in numerous fundraisers including the Mississippi Food Network's 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: An 8-period, alternating-day, block-scheduling format is used on the high-school level in the Madison County School District. Students attend four classes each day with each class lasting an hour and thirty-four minutes.
Units Required for Graduation: Each student entering Rosa Scott with an anticipated graduation 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: Students are 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. We also have numerous Nationally Board Certified teachers.