West Jones High School

254 Springhill Rd

Laurel, MS 39443

Tel: (601)729-8144
Grades: 7-12

1,352 students

West Jones High School serves 1,352 students in grades 7-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the MS average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 55%.
West Jones High School operates within the Jones County School District.
The school district's 70% graduation rate is higher than the MS state average of 62%.

Overview

The student population of 1352 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 84 teachers has declined by 8% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 7-12
Total Students 1,352 students
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 84 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.44 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 16:1 16:1
Hispanic
4%
3%
Black
25%
50%
White
71%
45%
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 0.31
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.
47%
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.
11%
8%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 9,971 students has grown by 22% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 70% has decreased from 97% over five years.
School District Name Jones County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
12
5
Number of Students Managed 9,971 2,147
Graduation Rate 70% 62%
District Total Revenue $69 MM $21 MM
District Spending $80 MM $20 MM
District Revenue / Student $8,499 $9,999
District Spending / Student $9,782 $9,596
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 Ap Fatheree Career & Technical Ed Center (4.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Laurel Middle School (5.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is West Jones Elementary School (2.9 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • LaurelWest Jones Elementary School
    5652 Hwy 84 West
    LaurelMS 39443
    (601)763-4850
    2.9 mi | 1058 students | Gr. KG-6                      
  • LaurelAp Fatheree Career & Technical Ed Center
    Vocational School
    2409 Moose Dr
    LaurelMS 39440
    (601)425-2378
    Vocational School

    4.5 mi | n/a students | Gr. 7-12                      
  • LaurelLaurel High School
    1100 West 12th St
    LaurelMS 39440
    (601)649-4145
    5 mi | 750 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • LaurelMason Elementary School
    2726 Old Bay Springs Rd
    LaurelMS 39440
    (601)428-0393
    5 mi | 481 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • LaurelLaurel High School Vocational Complex
    Vocational School
    1100 West 11th St
    LaurelMS 39440
    (601)649-4144
    Vocational School

    5 mi | n/a students | Gr. 9-12                      

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