Hernando High School

Hernando High School serves 1,082 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the MS average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 55%.
Hernando High School operates within the Desoto County School District.
The school district's 71% graduation rate is higher than the MS state average of 62%.

Overview

The student population of 1082 students has grown by 6% over five years.
The teacher population of 53 teachers has declined by 10% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,082 students
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 53 teachers
Hernando High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Hernando High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.36 is more than the state average of 0.31. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MS) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 20:1 16:1
Hernando High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
Asian
1%
1%
Hispanic
3%
3%
Black
15%
50%
White
79%
45%
All Ethnic Groups Hernando High School Sch Ethnicity Hernando 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.
0.36 0.31
Hernando High School Diversity Score (1989-2013)
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.
27%
64%
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.
7%
8%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 32,311 students has grown by 5% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 71% has decreased from 99% over five years.
School District Name Desoto County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
40
5
Number of Students Managed 32,311 2,063
Desoto County   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 71% 62%
Desoto County   School District Graduation Rate (1992-2009)
District Total Revenue $240 MM $21 MM
Desoto County   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $263 MM $20 MM
Desoto County   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $7,842 $9,999
Desoto County   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $8,587 $9,596
Desoto County   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Desoto County Alternative Center (1.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Hernando Middle School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Hernando Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • HernandoHernando Middle School
    700 Dilworth Ln
    HernandoMS 38632
    (662)429-4154
    0.2 mi | 883 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • HernandoHernando Elementary School
    455 Riley St
    HernandoMS 38632
    (662)429-4160
    0.4 mi | 634 students | Gr. PK-1                      
  • HernandoHernando Hills Elementary School
    570 Mcingvale Rd
    HernandoMS 38632
    (662)429-9117
    0.5 mi | 586 students | Gr. 2-3                      
  • HernandoDesoto County Alternative Center
    Alternative School
    2690 Magnolia St
    HernandoMS 38632
    (662)429-5597
    Alternative School

    1.1 mi | n/a students | Gr. KG-12                      
  • HernandoOak Grove Central Elementary School
    893 Oak Grove Rd
    HernandoMS 38632
    (662)429-4180
    1.9 mi | 579 students | Gr. 4-5                      

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Did You Know?
Desoto County, 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 0.47, which is higher than the Mississippi average of 0.31. The most diverse school district in Desoto County is Guam District School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Mississippi or national school diversity statistics.