Mississippi Public Schools

Mississippi is the #34 largest school system in the United States, serving 490,619 students 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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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.