Mississippi Public Schools

Mississippi is the #34 largest school system in the United States, serving 490,619 students across 1,075 public schools.
Minority enrollment is 55% (majority Black), which is more than the national average of 43%.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is more than the 14:1 national average.

Student by Ethnicity

(MS) School Average
American Indian
n/a
Asian
1%
Hispanic
3%
Black
50%
White
45%
Unknown
1%
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Recent Public School Articles
Students of Color Disproportionately Disciplined in Schools
Students of Color Disproportionately Disciplined in Schools
Research shows that students of color face a disproportionate number of disciplinary actions in U.S. public schools. Learn about these disparities, as well as the policies that fuel them. Also learn about suggested measures to address this problem.
Charter Schools Produce More Graduates than Public Schools
Studies show that graduation rates at charter schools outpace graduation rates at public schools. Learn how charter schools have been able to improve graduation rates, and the positive effects charter schools have on studentsí lives in the long-term.
Changing Demographics Will Alter the Diversity of Public Schools
Learn about projected changes in public school enrollment of various ethnic groups and what problems may be ahead for state education systems as they try to cope with increasing financial demands as a result of increased enrollment.
Did You Know?
Mississippi 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 .55, which is higher than the national average of .48. The most diverse school district in Mississippi is Pascagoula School Dist School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Mississippi or in the USA.