Mississippi Schools

  • MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
  • POST OFFICE BOX 771
  • JACKSON, MS 39205
  • (601) 359-3513
Below is a summary of public and private K-12 schools in Mississippi, the information provided includes details on state finances, overall faculty numbers and student enrollment. We have also collected graduation and dropout rates which are broken down by grade and race.

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State Information For Public Schools

Mississippi School Rankings

State Ranking
Graduation Rate63.9%47
Dropout Rate4.6%31
Per Pupil Spending$7,70546
Students Per Teacher14.730
Number of Schools1,09734
Number of Students491,96231
Number of (FTE) Teachers33,35832

Mississippi Student, Faculty and Staff Statistics (2008)

Student Enrollment Per Grade
    Student/Teacher Ratio
Total Student Enrollment491,96214.7
Prekindergarten Students3,1069.5
Kindergarten Students38,51119.9
1st Grade Students39,327-
2nd Grade Students39,174-
3rd Grade Students39,768-
4th Grade Students38,159-
5th Grade Students36,999-
6th Grade Students36,656-
7th Grade Students37,612-
8th Grade Students37,889-
9th Grade Students40,518-
10th Grade Students36,784-
11th Grade Students31,327-
12th Grade Students28,288-
Ungraded Students7,844-
Teachers Per Grade Level
    Student/Teacher Ratio
Total Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Teachers33,35814.7
Prekindergarten Teachers3289.5
Kindergarten Teachers1,93319.9
Elementary Teachers13,630-
Secondary Teachers13,291-
Teachers of Ungraded Classes4,1761.9
Instructional Faculty
   
Instructional Aides8,978
Instructional Coordinators and Supervisors712
Guidance Counselors & Directors
   
Total Guidance Counselors & Directors2,099
Elementary508
Secondary558
Other1,033
Librarians & Staff
   
Librarians973
Library Support Staff262
Administrators
   
Total Administrators & Support Staff25,668
Local Education Agency (LEA) Administrators1,008
LEA Administrative Support Staff2,064
School Administrators1,967
School Administrative Support Staff2,530
Student Support Services2,893
Other Support Services Staff15,206

Mississippi State Financial Details (2008)

State Revenues For Education
    Percent of Total
Total Revenues$4,388,016,156-
Total Local Revenues$1,288,649,83429.4%
Property Tax$982,600,97722.4%
Non-Property Tax$1,997,7990.05%
Local Government Property Tax--
Local Government Non-Property Tax$15,815,0570.4%
Individual Tuition$3,352,1970.08%
Tuition From LEAs$4,160,4550.09%
Individual Transportation Fees$779,7740.02%
Transportation Fees From LEAs$582,8360.01%
Earnings on Investments$51,327,2171.2%
Food Service$55,994,1441.3%
Student Activities$53,667,6051.2%
Textbooks--
Summer School$822,1890.02%
Other Revenues$122,292,8752.8%
Intermediate Revenues$1,641,0590.04%
Total State Revenues$2,389,463,68754.5%
Total Federal Revenues$708,261,57616.1%
Direct Grants$33,859,3030.8%
Revenues Through State$664,635,56815.1%
Revenues Through Intermediate Agencies--
Other Sources$9,766,7050.2%
State Expenses For Education
    Percent of Total
Total Current Expenditures$3,898,401,177-
Total Instructional Expenditures$2,296,423,64858.9%
Salaries$1,608,319,30641.3%
Teacher Salaries - Regular$1,062,142,00927.2%
Teacher Salaries - Special Education$203,644,1415.2%
Teacher Salaries - Vocational$79,508,7442.0%
Teacher Salaries - Other$48,404,3011.2%
Employee Benefits$488,539,88612.5%
Purchased Services$52,785,5211.4%
Tuition To Private and Out-of-State Schools$5,382,7300.1%
Tuition To Other LEAs In-State$2,241,3070.06%
Supplies$132,128,9421.1%
Property$9,267,2630.2%
Other--
Textbooks$31,740,6750.8%
Salaries$676,594,61017.4%
Student Support$127,451,6313.3%
Instructional Staff Support$97,913,2462.5%
General Administration Support$62,513,9791.6%
School Administration Support$166,574,5874.3%
Operation & Maintenance Support$92,317,6682.4%
Student Transportation Support$80,483,0902.1%
Other Support$49,340,4091.3%
Employee Benefits$219,966,0025.6%
Student Support$36,115,5910.9%
Instructional Staff Support$28,450,5180.7%
General Administration Support$18,184,6040.5%
School Administration Support$47,835,9231.2%
Operation & Maintenance Support$38,336,8681.0%
Student Transportation Support$36,115,9930.9%
Other Support$14,926,5050.4%
Purchased Services$349,084,9839.0%
Student Support$13,946,1070.4%
Instructional Staff Support$33,090,2480.8%
General Administration Support$26,497,2900.7%
School Administration Support$4,826,3600.1%
Operation & Maintenance Support$236,352,4136.1%
Student Transportation Support$22,084,7040.6%
Other Support$12,287,8610.3%
Supplies$116,192,8313.0%
Student Support$3,183,6370.08%
Instructional Staff Support$19,392,8380.5%
General Administration Support$3,682,1050.09%
School Administration Support$3,396,0610.09%
Operation & Maintenance Support$37,069,0821.0%
Student Transportation Support$44,139,8131.1%
Other Support$5,329,2950.1%
Property$76,183,4342.0%
Student Support$743,6300.02%
Instructional Staff Support$14,666,2020.4%
General Administration Support$2,346,9950.06%
School Administration Support$1,356,0990.03%
Operation & Maintenance Support$21,580,0460.6%
Student Transportation Support$29,219,8440.7%
Other Support$6,270,6180.2%
Other$9,712,8010.2%
Student Support$807,5900.02%
Instructional Staff Support$2,806,0550.07%
General Administration Support$3,866,0770.10%
School Administration Support$366,2280.01%
Operation & Maintenance Support$630,5600.02%
Student Transportation Support$362,4120.01%
Other Support$873,8790.02%
Total Non-Instructional Expenditures$230,426,3025.9%
Food Services$230,087,8885.9%
Salaries$68,061,5211.7%
Employee Benefits$36,298,3500.9%
Purchased Services$6,291,7490.2%
Supplies$119,140,3053.1%
Property--
Other$295,9630.01%
Enterprise$338,4140.01%
Salaries--
Employee Benefits--
Purchased Services--
Supplies$338,4140.01%
Property--
Other--

Mississippi State Graduation and Dropout Details (2007)

Graduation Rate By Race
    Graduation Rate
American Indian 58.0%
Asian 88.3%
Hispanic 65.9%
Black 60.5%
White 67.0%
Total 63.9%
Diploma Count By Race
    Diploma Count
American Indian 40
Asian 280
Hispanic 271
Black 11,660
White 12,544
Total 24,795
Other High School Completion Certificate (OHC) Recipients By Race
    OHC Count
American Indian 5
Asian 3
Hispanic 23
Black 1,630
White 1,162
Total 2,823
General Equivalency Diploma (GED) Recipients By Race (Ages 16-19)
    GED Count
American Indian 41
Asian 18
Hispanic 47
Black 774
White 2,385
Total 3,368
Dropout Rates By Grade
  Dropouts Dropout Rate
Grade 91,4973.5%
Grade 101,6314.4%
Grade 111,4504.6%
Grade 121,1394.0%
Grades 9-12 Total6,3994.6%
Dropout Rates By Race (Grades 9-12)
  Dropouts Dropout Rate
American Indian33.0%
Asian32.0%
Hispanic233.9%
Black1,0425.6%
White4263.6%
Dropout Rates By Gender (Grades 9-12)
  Dropouts Dropout Rate
Male3,8075.5%
Female2,5923.7%
City List
City Name Schools Students S:T Ratio
Median Income
Rating
Grade
Aberdeen71,38011.5$23,530
3 Reviews
Ackerman396512.4$21,287
Not Yet Rated
Amory82,83414.2$28,789
2 Reviews
Arcola21049.7$18,409
Not Yet Rated
Ashland359412.6$28,088
Not Yet Rated
Avon21,06515.2-
2 Reviews
Baldwyn389012.6$26,016
1 Reviews
Bassfield275214.3$18,500
2 Reviews
Batesville74,08717.0$29,875
Not Yet Rated
Bay Springs493216.1$22,895
7 Reviews
Bay St. Louis102,25914.3$34,106
3 Reviews
Belden3375.3-
Not Yet Rated
Belmont21,00816.1$29,702
1 Reviews
Belzoni61,78517.0$20,690
7 Reviews
Biloxi227,96915.2$34,106
14 Reviews
Bolton259110.9$28,833
Not Yet Rated
Booneville82,47412.4$28,361
5 Reviews
Brandon147,35115.6$53,246
6 Reviews
Brookhaven125,57515.8$24,632
1 Reviews
Brooklyn21,26414.8-
2 Reviews
Bruce31,06616.1$20,417
6 Reviews
Byhalia31,62718.4$26,618
4 Reviews
Caledonia32,00215.8$41,071
3 Reviews
Calhoun City585619.9$23,983
2 Reviews
Canton144,79117.0$24,237
10 Reviews
Carriere53,13815.5-
2 Reviews
Carthage62,71515.7$25,052
5 Reviews
Centreville357615.5$16,081
Not Yet Rated
Charleston51,32613.8$18,208
Not Yet Rated
Clarksdale174,55114.5$22,188
16 Reviews
Cleveland122,88614.5$29,466
3 Reviews
Clinton104,63218.3$47,092
10 Reviews
Coffeeville261312.8$24,712
1 Reviews
Coldwater71,61915.6$26,058
1 Reviews
Collins61,50513.0$22,661
2 Reviews
Collinsville21,24316.6$33,476
1 Reviews
Columbia92,78615.8$19,644
5 Reviews
Columbus227,96014.1$27,393
14 Reviews
Como362412.5$22,344
Not Yet Rated
Corinth144,04214.1$23,436
3 Reviews
Crawford222810.9$16,786
Not Yet Rated
Crystal Springs31,80215.3$23,846
3 Reviews
De Kalb495715.0$21,000
2 Reviews
Decatur51,92815.2$28,333
1 Reviews
Diberville31,37820.8-
5 Reviews
Drew457914.6$19,167
Not Yet Rated
Dundee22019.4-
Not Yet Rated
Durant31,04616.0$19,659
2 Reviews
Ecru31,78915.9$30,815
3 Reviews
Ellisville32,27616.1$23,424
1 Reviews
Enterprise391112.6$33,125
7 Reviews
Eupora399613.8$24,839
3 Reviews
Falkner255614.0$28,750
6 Reviews
Fayette61,46514.2$13,564
3 Reviews
Flora246111.7$38,077
1 Reviews
Florence63,69314.7$39,400
6 Reviews
Flowood43,83215.1$40,333
2 Reviews
Forest52,47916.1$25,638
3 Reviews
Foxworth31,55716.0-
7 Reviews
French Camp226015.6$26,250
Not Yet Rated
Fulton52,05413.2$29,449
6 Reviews
Gautier63,08113.1$41,244
11 Reviews
Glen41,50014.3$26,964
Not Yet Rated
Greenville247,62217.3$25,928
10 Reviews
Greenwood154,65015.0$21,867
8 Reviews
Grenada64,41918.7$25,589
4 Reviews
Gulfport3313,33816.2$32,779
15 Reviews
Guntown272816.6$27,188
Not Yet Rated
Hattiesburg2911,40314.3$24,409
12 Reviews
Hazlehurst31,48415.4$25,008
Not Yet Rated
Heidelberg51,02813.1$21,063
Not Yet Rated
Hernando73,55114.9$43,217
3 Reviews
Hollandale366313.6$20,135
Not Yet Rated
Holly Springs122,54915.5$23,408
4 Reviews
Horn Lake54,96018.0$40,396
5 Reviews
Houston51,93314.0$23,709
2 Reviews
Indianola92,33815.7$26,308
1 Reviews
Itta Bena21,06414.4$20,968
1 Reviews
Iuka31,44716.9$24,082
3 Reviews
Jackson9432,67916.1$30,414
50 Reviews
Kilmichael241814.1$24,712
1 Reviews
Kiln53,41316.3$38,125
2 Reviews
Kosciusko92,27415.6$21,737
3 Reviews
Lake277016.3$28,333
1 Reviews
Lake Cormorant31,98017.4-
Not Yet Rated
Laurel218,65713.8$24,988
7 Reviews
Leakesville41,43113.7$26,731
Not Yet Rated
Leland41,02313.5$25,678
1 Reviews
Lexington72,23317.0$22,163
3 Reviews
Liberty486814.1$23,882
3 Reviews
Long Beach82,77615.0$43,289
1 Reviews
Louisville82,31914.0$27,485
2 Reviews
Lucedale83,72615.1$22,604
4 Reviews
Lumberton51,04213.3$23,178
1 Reviews
Maben249010.9$19,632
Not Yet Rated
Macon51,55214.6$20,800
1 Reviews
Madison106,59215.9$71,266
1 Reviews
Magee51,92916.1$20,779
1 Reviews
Magnolia61,67414.8$21,190
3 Reviews
Marks47419.9$20,521
Not Yet Rated
Mccomb92,83815.1$22,644
7 Reviews
Meadville51,52212.9$31,750
Not Yet Rated
Mendenhall61,77914.7$26,944
7 Reviews
Meridian2911,92514.5$25,085
15 Reviews
Monticello51,80813.1$27,109
1 Reviews
Mooreville31,43215.1-
7 Reviews
Moorhead237316.0$20,401
1 Reviews
Morton31,42816.5$25,491
2 Reviews
Moss Point145,66813.9$32,075
4 Reviews
Mound Bayou255613.7$17,972
Not Yet Rated
Mount Olive247414.3$22,019
1 Reviews
Myrtle21,27915.7$28,125
3 Reviews
Natchez123,94215.5$25,117
5 Reviews
Nettleton31,36411.9$25,951
1 Reviews
New Albany72,82614.0$28,730
Not Yet Rated
New Augusta463111.4$27,500
4 Reviews
Newton41,01812.5$26,685
2 Reviews
North Carrollton284613.1$19,659
6 Reviews
Ocean Springs158,62115.5$45,885
7 Reviews
Okolona365611.2$20,000
Not Yet Rated
Olive Branch169,69717.8$55,187
7 Reviews
Oxford165,96213.7$20,526
2 Reviews
Pascagoula183,93012.1$32,042
9 Reviews
Pass Christian51,76213.2$40,743
3 Reviews
Pearl83,78315.4$37,617
2 Reviews
Pelahatchie372012.8$31,597
8 Reviews
Petal64,32214.3$29,637
2 Reviews
Philadelphia64,40514.6$26,438
4 Reviews
Picayune134,06414.9$26,958
13 Reviews
Pontotoc93,78714.3$28,491
5 Reviews
Poplarville62,15114.6$26,417
1 Reviews
Port Gibson61,72315.9$24,848
4 Reviews
Potts Camp271018.1$23,472
1 Reviews
Prentiss395915.3$29,200
2 Reviews
Purvis71,56912.6$30,938
9 Reviews
Quitman62,04213.4$30,469
2 Reviews
Raleigh41,41215.7$26,316
2 Reviews
Raymond61,33711.1$36,667
7 Reviews
Richland31,95515.4$38,996
5 Reviews
Richton31,11812.3$23,365
1 Reviews
Ridgeland82,80616.2$43,066
6 Reviews
Ripley52,45615.1$25,728
Not Yet Rated
Rolling Fork381713.9$23,081
1 Reviews
Rosedale489213.5$17,955
1 Reviews
Ruleville388312.6$21,351
2 Reviews
Saltillo32,34516.6$35,912
5 Reviews
Sarah294117.2-
1 Reviews
Sardis288515.9$23,042
11 Reviews
Saucier21,75417.6$37,000
4 Reviews
Seminary41,22916.3$32,500
Not Yet Rated
Senatobia51,91816.6$33,698
1 Reviews
Shannon41,58514.2$29,773
1 Reviews
Shaw257312.4$18,878
1 Reviews
Shelby243110.0$17,798
Not Yet Rated
Southaven1310,30518.5$46,691
9 Reviews
Starkville114,46115.1$22,590
5 Reviews
Summit52,36515.2$21,053
5 Reviews
Sumner249516.1$25,000
2 Reviews
Sumrall31,58514.8$25,800
1 Reviews
Tchula222111.0$11,571
Not Yet Rated
Terry22,38815.2$30,192
1 Reviews
Tishomingo33349.3$19,044
Not Yet Rated
Tunica51,57714.0$26,607
11 Reviews
Tupelo217,45313.3$38,401
8 Reviews
Tylertown72,52916.4$20,515
3 Reviews
Union394315.9$21,696
Not Yet Rated
Utica264511.1$27,614
Not Yet Rated
Vancleave62,56614.0$39,034
2 Reviews
Vardaman268517.7$21,518
2 Reviews
Vicksburg188,45315.7$28,466
10 Reviews
Walls272017.6-
5 Reviews
Walnut Grove263914.3$21,719
Not Yet Rated
Water Valley31,31414.9$23,777
Not Yet Rated
Waynesboro83,23814.1$22,357
3 Reviews
Weir237710.7$23,125
2 Reviews
West Point93,36916.0$26,404
3 Reviews
Whitfield2822.5-
Not Yet Rated
-
Wiggins32,27814.1$26,597
9 Reviews
Winona41,16215.7$25,160
1 Reviews
Woodville477413.0$16,176
Not Yet Rated
Yazoo City103,50116.0$19,893
10 Reviews
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