West Wortham Elementary And Middle School

20199 West Wortham Rd,

Saucier, MS, 39574-

Tel: (228)831-1276
Grades: KG-8

1,170 students

West Wortham Elementary And Middle School serves 1,170 students in grades KG-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the MS average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 55%.
West Wortham Elementary And Middle School operates within the Harrison County School District.

Overview

The student population of 1170 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 71 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-8
Total Students 1,170 students
West Wortham Elementary And Middle School Total Students (1999-2012)
Gender % 53% Male / 47%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 71 teachers
West Wortham Elementary And Middle School Total Classroom Teachers (1999-2012)
Students by Grade West Wortham Elementary And Middle 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 0.17 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 17:1 16:1
West Wortham Elementary And Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (1999-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
1%
3%
West Wortham Elementary And Middle School Hispanic (2006-2012)
Black
6%
50%
West Wortham Elementary And Middle School Black (1999-2012)
White
91%
45%
West Wortham Elementary And Middle School White (1999-2012)
All Ethnic Groups West Wortham Elementary And Middle School Sch Ethnicity West Wortham Elementary And Middle 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.
0.17 0.55
West Wortham Elementary And Middle School Diversity Score (1999-2012)
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.
57%
64%
West Wortham Elementary And Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1999-2012)
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.
10%
8%
West Wortham Elementary And Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 13,861 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Harrison County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
22
5
Number of Students Managed 13,861 2,287
Harrison County   School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
District Total Revenue $111 MM $21 MM
Harrison County   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $147 MM $20 MM
Harrison County   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $8,364 $9,999
Harrison County   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,148 $9,596
Harrison 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 Roger Amos Mcmurtry School (4.8 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Orange Grove Elementary School (9.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Lizana Elementary School (5.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Gulfport Roger Amos Mcmurtry School
    14426 James Bond Rd
    Gulfport , MS , 39503
    (228)328-6038
    4.8  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  7-12
  • Gulfport Lizana Elementary School
    15341 Lizana School Rd
    Gulfport , MS , 39503
    (228)832-1592
    5.1  mi  |  483  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Saucier Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Saucier Elementary School
    24052 First St
    Saucier , MS , 39574
    (228)832-2440
    5.4  mi  |  433  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Gulfport Harrison Co Vocational Complex High School
    Vocational School
    15600 School Rd
    Gulfport , MS , 39503
    (228)832-6652
    Vocational School
    5.6  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  10-12
  • Gulfport Harrison Central High School
    15600 School Rd
    Gulfport , MS , 39503
    (228)832-2610
    5.6  mi  |  1514  students  |  Gr.  9-12

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