Mississippi
Public School Ratings






Mississippi Public Schools

Source & Methodology

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Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Due to Covid-19, standardized testing did not take place during the 2019-2020 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2018
  • Educational Environment: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2021

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Overview

Public Schools Overview Mississippi School Districts by City
Number Of Students 463,230
Number Of Mississippi Schools 1,041
Number Of Mississippi School Districts 161
Spending Per Student $9,931

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

60 50 40 30 20 10 0
49%
49%
44%
34%
39%
36%
38%
    3rd Grade
    4th Grade
    5th Grade
    6th Grade
    7th Grade
    8th Grade
    10th Grade
Reading Proficiency

Math Test

60 50 40 30 20 10 0
52%
49%
40%
48%
51%
45%
41%
    3rd Grade
    4th Grade
    5th Grade
    6th Grade
    7th Grade
    8th Grade
    10th Grade
Math Proficiency

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 45.6% 49.7%
Black 48.1% 15.9%
Hispanic 4.4% 27.3%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 1.2% 5.6%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.8% 1.5%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 75.6% 47.6%
English Language Learners 3.2% 9.7%
Students With Disabilities 15.0% 14.3%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

17.5 15 12.5 10 7.5 5 2.5 0
14.7
16.0
    AVG FOR STATE
    AVG FOR NATION

Mississippi Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 2,976,149 328,239,523
Population Density (per sq. mile) 62 92
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.3% 6.1%
5-19 Years Old 20.6% 19.2%
20-44 Years Old 32.4% 33.3%
45-64 Years Old 25.3% 25.8%
65 Or Older 15.4% 15.6%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 1,104,394 118,338,931
Single Parent Households With Children 14.0% 10.5%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 84.5% 88.0%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 22.0% 32.1%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 6.6% 14.6%
$100,000 - $149,999 10.8% 15.2%
$75,000 - $99,999 11.5% 12.7%
$50,000 - $74,999 16.8% 17.2%
$30,000 - $49,999 19.3% 16.8%
$15,000 - $29,999 18.4% 13.2%
$15,000 or less 16.5% 10.3%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,108 $2,366,156,000 51.4%
Support Expenditures
Student $482 $223,274,000 4.9%
Staff $397 $184,121,000 4.0%
General Administration $315 $145,871,000 3.2%
School Administration $545 $252,642,000 5.5%
Operation $940 $435,396,000 9.5%
Transportation $444 $205,654,000 4.5%
Other $240 $111,170,000 2.4%
Total Support $3,364 $1,558,128,000 33.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,459 $675,824,000 14.7%
Total Expenditures $9,931 $4,600,108,000 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,838 $346,122,956,267 50.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $679 $34,352,975,349 5.0%
Staff $546 $27,656,793,506 4.0%
General Administration $224 $11,359,077,651 1.7%
School Administration $657 $33,237,901,128 4.9%
Operation $1,054 $53,333,273,914 7.8%
Transportation $473 $23,948,272,674 3.5%
Other $420 $21,254,923,139 3.1%
Total Support $4,053 $205,142,872,671 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,612 $132,190,575,207 19.3%
Total Expenditures $13,503 $683,455,649,655 100.0%