Mary Persons High School

310 Montpelier Ave

Forsyth, GA 31029-1899

Tel: (478)994-2812
Grades 9-12
1,190 students
Mary Persons High School serves 1,190 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the GA average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 57%.
Mary Persons High School operates within the Monroe County School District.
Monroe County School District's 68% graduation rate is lower than the GA state average of 69%.

School Overview

The student population of 1190 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 74 teachers has grown by 10% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,190 students
Mary Persons High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Mary Persons High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 74 teachers
Mary Persons High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Mary Persons High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.45 is more than the state average of 0.40. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (GA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 16:1
Mary Persons High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
Hispanic
1%
13%
Mary Persons High School Black Students (2003-2014)
Black
28%
37%
Mary Persons High School Black Students (1994-2014)
White
69%
43%
Mary Persons High School White Students (1994-2014)
Two or more races
2%
3%
Mary Persons High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
Diversity Score
The 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.
0.45 0.40
Mary Persons High School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
44%
56%
Mary Persons High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
9%
6%
Mary Persons High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

Monroe County School District's student population of 4,025 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 68% has increased from 59% over five years.
The revenue/student of $11,284 is higher than the state average of $10,365. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district's spending/student of $11,195 is higher than the state average of $9,935. The district spending/student has grown by 10% over four years.
School District Name Monroe County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
5
5
Number of Students Managed 4,025 3,213
Monroe County School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 68% 69%
Monroe County School District Graduation Rate (1997-2014)
District Total Revenue $45 MM $36 MM
Monroe County School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $45 MM $34 MM
Monroe County School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $11,284 $10,365
Monroe County School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $11,195 $9,935
Monroe County School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, GA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Howard High School (13 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Monroe County Middle School- Banks Stephens Campus (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Samuel E. Hubbard Elementary School (1.3 miles away)
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