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Overview

Public Schools Overview Mississippi School Districts by City
Number Of Students 492,959
Number Of Mississippi Schools 1,074
Number Of Mississippi School Districts 162
Spending Per Student $8,861

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 51.5237392466502
4th Grade 57.714191268758
5th Grade 54.9298878539273
6th Grade 56.397661877455
7th Grade 60.3329138059443
8th Grade 56.7334766577267
10th Grade 55.6755483299825

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 62.8958178648511
4th Grade 66.1038291994768
5th Grade 60.4316037112152
6th Grade 58.1711076891155
7th Grade 61.0420826329905
8th Grade 66.8692061470089
10th Grade 77.6204749664661

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 45.4% 50.9%
Black 49.3% 15.6%
Hispanic 2.9% 24.0%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 1.0% 4.8%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.2% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 72.1% 50.9%
English Language Learners 1.3% 8.6%
Students With Disabilities 13.3% 13.0%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 15.27
AVG FOR NATION 16.11

Mississippi Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 2,992,333 321,418,820
Population Density (per sq. mile) 63 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.8% 6.4%
5-19 Years Old 21.2% 20.0%
20-44 Years Old 32.9% 33.6%
45-64 Years Old 25.7% 26.4%
65 Or Older 13.5% 13.7%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 1,091,989 115,879,889
Single Parent Households With Children 15.4% 11.3%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 81.9% 86.3%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 20.4% 29.3%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 4.7% 10.2%
$100,000 - $149,000 8.6% 13.1%
$75,000 - $99,999 10.0% 12.2%
$50,000 - $74,999 17.0% 17.8%
$30,000 - $49,999 20.3% 18.6%
$15,000 - $29,999 20.3% 15.7%
$15,000 or less 19.1% 12.5%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $4,614 $2,274,357,000 52.1%
Support Expenditures
Student $397 $195,543,000 4.5%
Staff $408 $201,139,000 4.6%
General Administration $255 $125,709,000 2.9%
School Administration $482 $237,588,000 5.4%
Operation $826 $407,255,000 9.3%
Transportation $412 $202,940,000 4.6%
Other $193 $95,001,000 2.2%
Total Support $2,972 $1,465,175,000 33.5%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,275 $628,402,000 14.4%
Total Expenditures $8,861 $4,367,934,000 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,701 $333,638,169,000 52.1%
Support Expenditures
Student $591 $29,412,404,174 4.6%
Staff $492 $24,492,916,000 3.8%
General Administration $209 $10,424,317,000 1.6%
School Administration $594 $29,556,027,000 4.6%
Operation $1,037 $51,633,785,000 8.1%
Transportation $496 $24,688,412,826 3.9%
Other $387 $19,255,863,000 3.0%
Total Support $3,805 $189,463,725,000 29.6%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,365 $117,743,383,000 18.4%
Total Expenditures $12,871 $640,845,277,000 100.0%