Terry High School

Terry High School serves 1,310 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the MS average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 55%.
Terry High School operates within the Hinds County School District.
The school district's 70% graduation rate is higher than the MS state average of 62%.

Overview

The student population of 1310 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 67 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,310 students
Terry High School Total Students (1996-2012)
Gender % 47% Male / 53%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 67 teachers
Terry High School Total Classroom Teachers (1996-2012)
Students by Grade Terry High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.44 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 20:1 16:1
Terry High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1996-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
1%
Terry High School Asian (2007-2012)
Hispanic
n/a
3%
Terry High School Hispanic (2004-2012)
Black
69%
50%
Terry High School Black (1996-2012)
White
29%
45%
Terry High School White (1996-2012)
All Ethnic Groups
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.
0.44 0.63
Terry High School Diversity Score (1996-2012)
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.
42%
64%
Terry High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1996-2012)
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%
Terry High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 6,319 students has decreased by 5% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 70% has decreased from 97% over five years.
School District Name Hinds County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
11
5
Number of Students Managed 6,319 2,063
Hinds County   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 70% 62%
Hinds County   School District Graduation Rate (1992-2009)
District Total Revenue $59 MM $21 MM
District Spending $55 MM $20 MM
Hinds County   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $8,789 $9,999
Hinds County   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $8,179 $9,596
Hinds 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 Crystal Springs High School (8 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Byram Middle School (6.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Gary Road Intermediate School (6.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Jackson Gary Road Intermediate School
    7255 Gary Rd
    Jackson , MS , 39272
    (601)372-8150
    6.3  mi  |  936  students  |  Gr.  3-5
  • Jackson Gary Road Elementary School
    7241 Gary Rd
    Jackson , MS , 39272
    (601)373-1319
    6.3  mi  |  896  students  |  Gr.  KG-2
  • Terry Byram Middle School
    2009 Byram Bulldog Blvd
    Terry , MS , 39170
    (601)372-4597
    6.8  mi  |  981  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Crystal Springs Crystal Springs High School
    201 Newton St
    Crystal Springs , MS , 39059
    (601)892-4791
    8  mi  |  465  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Crystal Springs Crystal Springs Elementary School
    213 Newton St
    Crystal Springs , MS , 39059
    (601)892-4795
    8.2  mi  |  601  students  |  Gr.  PK-3

School Reviews

  • Recommended December 11, 2012 - my name is Wallace Sullivan i attend whitten middle school.. i would really like to attend Terry High School for a better lifestyle and to play football i play for my school as a strong safety,, i make a''s and b''s and maybe one c... - Posted by Student/Alumni

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Hinds 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 0.20, which is lower than the Mississippi average of 0.63. The most diverse school district in Hinds County is Clinton Public School District School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Mississippi or national school diversity statistics.