Purvis Lower Elementary School

Purvis Lower Elementary School serves 430 students in grades KG - 2.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the MS average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 55%.
Purvis Lower Elementary School operates within the Lamar County School District.

School Overview

The student population of 430 students has grown by 25% over five years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has grown by 13% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-2
Total Students 430 students
Purvis Lower Elementary School Total Students (2000-2014)
Gender % Purvis Lower Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 26 teachers
Purvis Lower Elementary School Total Teachers (2000-2014)
Students by Grade Purvis Lower Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.26 is less than the state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MS) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 16:1
Purvis Lower Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (2000-2014)
Black
12%
49%
Purvis Lower Elementary School Black Students (2000-2014)
White
85%
45%
Purvis Lower Elementary School White Students (2000-2014)
Two or more races
3%
1%
Purvis Lower Elementary 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.
0.26 0.56
Purvis Lower Elementary School Diversity Score (2000-2014)
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%
65%
Purvis Lower Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2014)
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%
7%
Purvis Lower Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

Lamar County School District's student population of 9,569 students has grown by 6% over five years.
The revenue/student of $8,625 in this district is less than the state average of $9,638. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district's spending/student of $8,233 is less than the state average of $9,666. The district spending/student has declined by 26% over four years.
School District Name Lamar County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
16
5
Number of Students Managed 9,569 2,273
Lamar County   School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $74 MM $20 MM
Lamar County   School District District Total Revenue (1990-2014)
District Spending $71 MM $20 MM
Lamar County   School District District Spending (1990-2014)
District Revenue / Student $8,625 $9,638
Lamar County   School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2014)
District Spending / Student $8,233 $9,666
Lamar County   School District District Spending / Student (1992-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Jefferson/todd Alternative Program (0.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Jefferson/todd Alternative Program (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Jefferson/todd Alternative Program (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • PurvisJefferson/todd Alternative ProgramAlternative School
    Grades: 5-12
    0.5 miles
    424 Martin Luther King Dr
    PurvisMS 39475
    (601)794-1097
    0.55-12n/a
  • PurvisPurvis High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 552 students
    0.5 miles
    220 School St
    PurvisMS 39475
    (601)794-6221
    0.59-12552
  • PurvisPurvis Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 372 students
    0.5 miles
    213 School St
    PurvisMS 39475
    (601)794-1068
    0.56-8372
  • PurvisLamar Co Vocational Technical CenterVocational School
    Grades: 9-12
    1.6 miles
    41 College Dr
    PurvisMS 39475
    (601)794-8298
    1.69-12n/a
  • LumbertonBaxterville Elementary School
    Grades: PK-8 | 292 students
    1.9 miles
    5531 Hwy 11
    LumbertonMS 39455
    (601)796-4483
    1.9PK-8292

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