Petal 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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Petal School Dist School District Details

Petal School Dist School District
115 Highway 42
Petal, MS 39465

4,169 Students enrolled in District

5 Schools in District

15 Students Per Classroom (State average is 15)

Petal School Dist School District School Quality Ratings

District Quality Compared to Mississippi

(10 is best)

Better than of MS school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of U.S. school districts.



Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

80 60 40 20 0
69%
44%
62%
41%
76%
47%
    Proficiency in Reading and Math
    Proficiency in Reading
    Proficiency in Math
District
State

Schools in this District

School Grades
Petal Elementary School
1179 Hwy 42 E
Petal, MS, 39465
03-04
Petal High School
1145 Highway 42 E
Petal, MS, 39465
09-12
Petal Middle School
203 East Central Avenue
Petal, MS, 39465
07-08
Petal Primary School
60 Herrington Road
Petal, MS, 39465
PK-02
Petal Upper Elementary School
400 Hillcrest Loop
Petal, MS, 39465
05-06

School District Enrollment by Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 76.0% 45.6%
Black 17.5% 48.1%
Hispanic 5.3% 4.4%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 0.9% 1.2%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.3% 0.8%
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 58.8% 75.6%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 50.6% 70.2%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 8.2% 5.5%

Educational Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,022 $20,428,000 55.4%
Support Expenditures
Student $464 $1,889,000 5.1%
Staff $176 $715,000 1.9%
General Administration $292 $1,186,000 3.2%
School Administration $492 $2,000,000 5.4%
Operation $865 $3,517,000 9.5%
Transportation $394 $1,601,000 4.3%
Other $301 $1,223,000 3.3%
Total Support $2,982 $12,131,000 32.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,067 $4,340,000 11.8%
Total Expenditures $9,071 $36,899,000 100.0%
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 $7,069 $358,201,987,000 50.3%
Support Expenditures
Student $716 $36,303,849,544 5.1%
Staff $569 $28,839,133,000 4.1%
General Administration $233 $11,807,269,000 1.7%
School Administration $680 $34,450,660,000 4.8%
Operation $1,094 $55,418,509,000 7.8%
Transportation $494 $25,019,268,456 3.5%
Other $430 $21,796,799,000 3.1%
Total Support $4,216 $213,635,488,000 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,767 $140,198,177,000 19.7%
Total Expenditures $14,052 $712,035,652,000 100.0%