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
Hernando High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 53 teachers
Hernando High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
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 less than the state average of 0.55. 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 (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
1%
Hernando High School Asian (1990-2012)
Hispanic
3%
3%
Hernando High School Hispanic (2000-2012)
Black
15%
50%
Hernando High School Black (1989-2012)
White
79%
45%
Hernando High School White (1989-2012)
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 0.55
Hernando 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.
27%
64%
Hernando 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.
7%
8%
Hernando High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

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 2,287
Desoto County   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2011)
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: 2012 (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
  • Hernando Hernando Middle School
    700 Dilworth Ln
    Hernando , MS , 38632
    (662)429-4154
    0.2  mi  |  883  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Hernando Hernando Elementary School
    455 Riley St
    Hernando , MS , 38632
    (662)429-4160
    0.4  mi  |  634  students  |  Gr.  PK-1
  • Hernando Hernando Hills Elementary School
    570 Mcingvale Rd
    Hernando , MS , 38632
    (662)429-9117
    0.5  mi  |  586  students  |  Gr.  2-3
  • Hernando Desoto County Alternative Center
    Alternative School
    2690 Magnolia St
    Hernando , MS , 38632
    (662)429-5597
    Alternative School
    1.1  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  KG-12
  • Hernando Oak Grove Central Elementary School
    893 Oak Grove Rd
    Hernando , MS , 38632
    (662)429-4180
    1.9  mi  |  579  students  |  Gr.  4-5

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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 0.53, which is lower than the Mississippi average of 0.55. The most diverse school district in Desoto County is Desoto County School District School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Mississippi or national school diversity statistics.