Clarksdale High School

Tel: (662)627-8530
Grades: 9-12

874 students

Clarksdale High School serves 874 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the MS average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 55%.
Clarksdale High School operates within the Clarksdale Municipal School District.
The school district's 56% graduation rate is lower than the MS state average of 62%.

Overview

The student population of 874 students has declined by 6% over five years.
The teacher population of 52 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 874 students
Clarksdale High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 47% Male / 53%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 52 teachers
Clarksdale High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Clarksdale High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.04 is less than the state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MS) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 16:1
Clarksdale High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
1%
Clarksdale High School Asian (1992-2009)
Hispanic
n/a
3%
Clarksdale High School Hispanic (1990-2005)
Black
98%
50%
Clarksdale High School Black (1989-2012)
White
n/a
45%
Clarksdale High School White (1989-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Clarksdale High School Sch Ethnicity Clarksdale High School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.04 0.63
Clarksdale High School Diversity Score (1989-2012)
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.
93%
64%
Clarksdale High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2012)
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.
2%
8%
Clarksdale High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 3,617 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 56% has decreased from 98% over five years.
School District Name Clarksdale Municipal School District
Number of Schools
Managed
11
5
Number of Students Managed 3,617 2,366
Clarksdale Municipal   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 56% 62%
Clarksdale Municipal   School District Graduation Rate (1992-2009)
District Total Revenue $30 MM n/a
Clarksdale Municipal   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $29 MM n/a
Clarksdale Municipal   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $8,513 $0
Clarksdale Municipal   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $8,284 $0
Clarksdale Municipal   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Coahoma County Jr/sr High School (0.5 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Oakhurst Academy/math/sci/lang/im Middle School (1.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Kirkpatrick Health /wellness Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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Clarksdale, 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 0.09, which is lower than the Mississippi average of 0.26. The most diverse school in Clarksdale is Sherard Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Mississippi or national school diversity statistics.