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The following table displays the ethnic distribution of students in Mississippi as reported in the Common Core of Data for 2011-2012.<ref>[http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/elsi ''United States Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics,'' "Common Core of Data (CCD), State Nonfiscal Public Elementary/Secondary Education Survey, 2011-2012," accessed May 7, 2014]</ref>
  
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==School board elections==
 
==School board elections==

Revision as of 08:43, 9 June 2014

K-12 Education in Mississippi
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Education facts
State Superintendent: Carey Wright
Number of students: 490,619[1]
Number of teachers: 32,007
Teacher/pupil ratio: 1:15.3
Number of school districts: 163
Number of schools: 1,069
Graduation rate: 75%[2]
Per-pupil spending: $7,928[3]
See also
Mississippi Department of Education
Mississippi school districts
List of school districts in Mississippi
Mississippi
School boards portal
Policypedia
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Education policy project
Public education in the United States
Public education in Mississippi
Glossary of education terms

Mississippi is home to 163 school districts, 1,069 schools and 490,619 K-12 students.[4][5][6]

Quick facts

State school administrators

  • Superintendent of Education:[7] Dr. Lynn J. House
  • State Board of Education:[8]
    • 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.[6][9]

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

Demographics

The following table displays the ethnic distribution of students in Mississippi as reported in the Common Core of Data for 2011-2012.[10]

See also: Demographic information for all students in all 50 states

The following table displays the ethnic distribution of students in Mississippi as reported in the National Center for Education Statistics Common Core of Data for 2011-2012.[11]

Demographic information for Mississippi's K-12 public school system
Ethnicity Students State Percentage United States Percentage**
American Indian 958 0.20% 1.10%
Asian 4,666 0.95% 4.68%
African American 243,438 49.62% 15.68%
Hawaiian Nat./Pacific Isl. students 162 0.03% 0.42%
Hispanic 12,609 2.57% 24.37%
White 225,743 46.01% 51.21%
Two or more 3,043 0.62% 2.54%
**Note: This is the percentage of all students in the United States that are reported to be of this ethnicity.

School board elections

Upcoming elections

See also: Mississippi school board elections, 2014

A total of five Mississippi school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment will hold elections in 2014 for five seats. Each district scheduled elections on November 4, 2014.

Here are several quick facts about Mississippi's school board elections in 2014:

The districts listed below served 85,743 K-12 students during the 2010-2011 school year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.[12] Click on the district names for more information on the district and its school board elections.

2014 Mississippi School Board Elections
District Date Seats up for election Total board seats Student enrollment
DeSoto County School District 11/4/2014 1 5 31,916
Harrison County School District 11/4/2014 1 5 13,828
Lamar County School District 11/4/2014 1 5 9,251
Madison County School District 11/4/2014 1 5 11,811
Rankin County School District 11/4/2014 1 5 18,937


See also

External links

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References

  1. National Center for Education Statistics, "Table 2. Number of operating public schools and districts, state enrollment, teacher and pupil/teacher ratio by state: School year 2011–12," accessed March 18, 2014
  2. ED Data Express, "State Tables Report," accessed March 17, 2014 The site includes this disclaimer: "States converted to an adjusted cohort graduation rate [starting in the 2010-2011 school year], which may or may not be the same as the calculation they used in prior years. Due to the potential differences, caution should be used when comparing graduation rates across states."
  3. United States Census Bureau, "Public Education Finances: 2011," accessed March 18, 2014
  4. Mississippi Department of Education, "Mississippi District and School Information," accessed August 6, 2013
  5. National Center for Education Statistics, "Elementary & Secondary Education Finance," accessed August 6, 2013
  6. 6.0 6.1 Mississippi Department of Education, "Enrollment, Year 2011-2012," accessed August 6, 2013
  7. Mississippi Department of Education, "Interim State Superintendent of Education," accessed August 6, 2013
  8. Mississippi Department of Education, "Mississippi Board of Education," accessed August 6, 2013
  9. Mississippi Department of Education, "2012 Student Assessment Information," accessed August 6, 2013
  10. United States Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, "Common Core of Data (CCD), State Nonfiscal Public Elementary/Secondary Education Survey, 2011-2012," accessed May 7, 2014
  11. United States Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, "Common Core of Data (CCD), State Nonfiscal Public Elementary/Secondary Education Survey, 2011-2012," accessed May 7, 2014
  12. National Center for Education Statistics, "Elementary/Secondary Information System," accessed March 21, 2014