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List of school districts in Mississippi

State profile
Number of students: 490,619
Number of schools: 1,115
Number of school districts: 156
Graduation rate: 62.0%
Per-pupil spending: $8,936
State school administration
State Superintendent: Lynn J. House
State Board President: O. Wayne Gann
State Board Members: 9
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Quick facts
School board elections
External links
See also
School boards and school board elections
List of school districts in Mississippi
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Mississippi is home to 156 school districts, 1,115 schools and 490,619 K-12 students.[1][2][3]

Quick facts

State school administrators

  • Superintendent of Education:[4] Dr. Lynn J. House
  • State Board of Education:[5]
    • Dr. O. Wayne Gann, Chair
    • Howell N. Gage, Vice-Chair
    • Kami Bumgarner
    • William Harold Jones
    • Dr. John R. Kelly
    • Charles McClelland
    • Richard Morrison
    • Martha Murphy
    • Simon F. Weir, II

Enrollment and academics

The following table displays the top ten Mississippi school districts by total student enrollment and Mississippi Curriculum Test, Second Edition scores for Grade 8.[3][6]

Student enrollment MCT2 Grade 8 scores
1.) DeSoto County 1.) Long Beach
2.) Jackson 2.) Enterprise
3.) Rankin County 3.) Pass Christian
4.) Harrison County 4.) Pontotoc City
5.) Madison County 5.) Ocean Springs
6.) Jackson County 6.) Petal
7.) Lamar County 7.) Madison County
8.) Vicksburg-Warren 8.) Tishomingo County
9.) Jones County 9.) Booneville
10.) Tupelo 10.) Union


The following table displays the ethnic distribution of students in Mississippi.[3]

Ethnicity Number of students Percentage
African American 244,508 49.84%
White 226,951 46.26%
Hispanic 13,153 2.70%
Asian 4,784 1.01%
Native American 1,047 0.19%

School board elections

Upcoming elections

See also: List of school board elections in 2013

In 2013, Jackson County School District was the only top enrollment school district in Mississippi scheduled to hold elections, which were cancelled due to both candidates running unopposed. Four top enrollment school districts in Mississippi will hold elections for a total of five seats on November 4, 2014.

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