Petal Elementary School

Serves grades 3 - 4

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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
1179 Hwy 42 E
Petal, MS 39465
Phone
(601) 582-7454
District
PETAL SCHOOL DIST
County
FORREST COUNTY
Type of School
Regular elementary or secondary
Magnet School
No
Charter School
No
Students Enrolled
651
Classroom Teachers
36

School Quality Ratings

School Quality Compared to Mississippi

10

(10 is best)

Better than 98.6% of MS schools.

School Quality Compared to U.S. info

9

(10 is best)

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

Grade 3

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 70 46
Proficiency in Reading 71 45
Proficiency in Math 69 46

Grade 4

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 76 45
Proficiency in Reading 71 45
Proficiency in Math 81 45

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR THIS SCHOOL 17.86
AVG FOR DISTRICT 14.52
AVG FOR STATE 15.21
AVG FOR NATION 16.50
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT BY GRADE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERCENTAGE
Grade 3 339 52.1%
Grade 4 304 46.7%
Total 651 100%

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This School This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 77.4% 76.9% 45.2%
Black 18.0% 17.8% 49.3%
Hispanic 3.3% 3.9% 3.7%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 0.8% 1.1% 1.1%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.5% 0.3% 0.8%
Economic Groups This School This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 59.6% 59.9% 74.3%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 52.8% 52.0% 68.8%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 6.8% 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%