Petal High School

1145 Hwy 42 East, Petal, MS 39465 | (601) 583-3538
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 1,180
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 1145 Highway 42 E, Petal, MS 39465
School District Details
  • Petal School District
  • Per-Pupil Spending: $7,255
  • Graduation Rate: 68.0%
  • Dropout Rate: 2.0%
  • Students Per Teacher: 14.3
  • Enrolled Students: 3,953

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 1,180
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 85.2
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 13.9
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 616 (52.2%)
  • Females: 564 (47.8%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 132 (11.2%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 402 (34.1%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 534 (45.3%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Petal High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian10.08%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Petal High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade32027.1%
10th Grade30625.9%
11th Grade28424.1%
12th Grade24120.4%
Faculty Educational Background (2006-07)
  • Teachers with a Bachelor's Degree: 42%
  • Teachers with a Master's Degree or Higher:53%
Faculty Salary and Experience (2006-2007)
  • Average Teaching Experience: 12 Years
  • Average Salary: $41,679
Teacher Experience by Number of Years
Petal High School Teacher Experience in Years
  Salary Percent
1-5 Years of Teaching Experience$35,23720%
More Than 5 Years of Teaching Experience$43,28980%
Source: MS Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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