Petal High School

Serves grades 9 - 12

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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:
  • Test data: Reflects 2017 – 2018 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2016
  • Educational Environment: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

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School Overview

Address
1145 Highway 42 E
Petal, MS 39465
Phone
(601) 583-3538
District
PETAL SCHOOL DIST
County
FORREST COUNTY
Type of School
Regular elementary or secondary
Magnet School
No
Charter School
No
Students Enrolled
1245
Classroom Teachers
88

School Quality Ratings

School Quality Compared to Mississippi

10

(10 is best)

Better than 94.5% of MS schools.

School Quality Compared to U.S. info

9

(10 is best)

Petal High School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Grade total

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 70.05 42
Proficiency in Reading 64.67 40
Proficiency in Math 75.432526 44

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR THIS SCHOOL 14.08
AVG FOR DISTRICT 14.52
AVG FOR STATE 15.21
AVG FOR NATION 16.50
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT BY GRADE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERCENTAGE
Grade 9 335 26.9%
Grade 10 318 25.5%
Grade 11 285 22.9%
Grade 12 296 23.8%
Total 1245 100%

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This School This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 74.5% 76.9% 45.2%
Black 20.2% 17.8% 49.3%
Hispanic 3.5% 3.9% 3.7%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 1.6% 1.1% 1.1%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.2% 0.3% 0.8%
Economic Groups This School This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 54.6% 59.9% 74.3%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 46.4% 52.0% 68.8%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 8.2% 7.9% 5.5%
POPULATION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
POPULATION 20,108 2,986,530
POPULATION DENSITY (per sq. mile) 211.9 62
POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY AGE DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
4 YEARS OLD AND BELOW 6.8% 6.3%
5-19 YEARS OLD 24.0% 20.8%
20-44 YEARS OLD 30.7% 32.5%
45-64 YEARS OLD 24.9% 25.4%
65 OR OLDER 13.6% 15.0%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
Number Of Households 6,875 1,105,576
Single Parent Households With Children 13.6% 14.4%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 90.4% 83.9%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 27.2% 21.8%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
$150,000 or more 4.1% 6.0%
$100,000 - $149,999 17.6% 10.4%
$75,000 - $99,999 12.6% 11.2%
$50,000 - $74,999 23.7% 16.9%
$30,000 - $49,999 19.3% 19.6%
$15,000 - $29,999 12.1% 18.8%
$15,000 or less 10.6% 17.1%

Education Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $4,904 $20,062,264 55.2%
Support Expenditures
Student $471 $1,926,861 5.3%
Staff $232 $949,112 2.6%
General Administration $269 $1,100,479 3.0%
School Administration $475 $1,943,225 5.3%
Operation $860 $3,518,260 9.7%
Transportation $373 $1,525,943 4.2%
Other $329 $1,345,939 3.7%
Total Support $3,009 $12,309,819 33.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $969 $3,964,179 10.9%
Total Expenditures $8,882 $36,336,262 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $4,959 $2,407,652,272 52.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $449 $217,905,171 4.7%
Staff $410 $198,999,682 4.3%
General Administration $289 $140,459,957 3.0%
School Administration $525 $254,709,295 5.5%
Operation $896 $434,764,003 9.4%
Transportation $403 $195,690,885 4.2%
Other $224 $108,750,708 2.3%
Total Support $3,195 $1,551,252,637 33.5%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,385 $672,473,400 14.5%
Total Expenditures $9,540 $4,631,370,250 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,187 $370,071,182,734 52.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $632 $32,552,249,701 4.6%
Staff $522 $26,871,170,551 3.8%
General Administration $218 $11,205,514,316 1.6%
School Administration $643 $33,118,729,386 4.7%
Operation $1,057 $54,423,429,117 7.7%
Transportation $497 $25,596,058,378 3.6%
Other $416 $21,407,079,047 3.0%
Total Support $3,984 $205,172,626,109 28.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,638 $135,865,864,952 19.1%
Total Expenditures $13,810 $711,111,010,069 100.0%