Lamar County Public Schools

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(12)
High
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There are 12 public schools in Lamar County, Mississippi, serving 4,365 students.
Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Mississippi state average of 55%.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is less than the state average of 16:1.

Lamar County Public Schools

  • School Location Students Grades
  • LumbertonBaxterville School
    5531 Hwy 11
    LumbertonMS39455
    (601)796-4483
    318 students | Gr. PK-8
  • PurvisJefferson/todd Alternative Program
    Alternative School
    424 Martin Luther King Dr
    PurvisMS39475
    (601)794-1097
    Alternative School

    n/a

     students | Gr. 5-12
  • Purvis
    Lamar Co Vocational Technical Center
    Vocational School
    41 College Dr
    PurvisMS39475
    (601)794-8298
    Vocational School

    n/a

     students | Gr. 9-12
  • LumbertonLumberton Elementary School
    7922 U.s. Hwy 11
    LumbertonMS39455
    (601)796-3721
    479 students | Gr. PK-8
  • Lumberton
    Lumberton High School
    7920 U.s. Hwy 11
    LumbertonMS39455
    (601)796-2451
    195 students | Gr. 9-12
  • PurvisPurvis High School
    220 School St
    PurvisMS39475
    (601)794-6221
    547 students | Gr. 9-12
  • Purvis
    Purvis Lower Elementary School
    5976 U.s. Hwy 11
    PurvisMS39475
    (601)794-3302
    388 students | Gr. KG-2
  • Purvis
    Purvis Middle School
    220 School St
    PurvisMS39475
    (601)794-1068
    412 students | Gr. 6-8
  • Purvis
    Purvis Upper Elementary School
    310 Mitchell
    PurvisMS39475
    (601)794-2959
    344 students | Gr. 3-5
  • SumrallSumrall High School
    198 Center Ave
    SumrallMS39482
    (601)758-4730
    468 students | Gr. 9-12
  • Sumrall
    Sumrall Elementary School
    Hwy. 42
    SumrallMS39482
    (601)758-4289
    831 students | Gr. KG-5
  • Sumrall
    Sumrall Middle School
    Hwy 42
    SumrallMS39482
    (601)758-4416
    383 students | Gr. 6-8

County Statistics

About Lamar County County Statistics (MS) State Statistics
Population (Approximate) 31,692 people 2,930,488 people
Age 25+ w/College Degree 20% 18%
Median Household Income $48,700 $32,525
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Did You Know?
Lamar County, MS public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.30, which is lower than the Mississippi average of 0.55. The most diverse school district in Lamar County is Paris Independent School District School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Mississippi or in the USA.