West Jones High School

254 Springhill Rd,

Laurel, MS, 39443

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

1,343 students

West Jones High School serves 1,343 students in grades 7-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than 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 1343 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 79 teachers has declined by 14% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 7-12
Total Students 1,343 students
West Jones High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 79 teachers
West Jones High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade West Jones High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.44 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 Jones High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
1%
West Jones High School Asian (1993-2012)
Hispanic
3%
3%
West Jones High School Hispanic (1996-2012)
Black
24%
50%
West Jones High School Black (1989-2012)
White
71%
45%
West Jones High School White (1989-2012)
All Ethnic Groups West Jones High School Sch Ethnicity West Jones 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.
0.44 0.55
West Jones 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.
47%
64%
West Jones 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.
10%
8%
West Jones High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 9,967 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 9,967 2,287
Graduation Rate 70% 62%
Jones County   School District Graduation Rate (1992-2009)
District Total Revenue $69 MM $21 MM
Jones County   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $80 MM $20 MM
Jones County   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $8,499 $9,999
Jones County   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,782 $9,596
Jones 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 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
  • Laurel West Jones Elementary School
    5652 Hwy 84 West
    Laurel , MS , 39443
    (601)763-4850
    2.9  mi  |  1068  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Laurel Ap Fatheree Career & Technical Ed Center
    Vocational School
    2409 Moose Dr
    Laurel , MS , 39440
    (601)425-2378
    Vocational School
    4.5  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  7-12
  • Laurel Laurel High School
    1100 West 12th St
    Laurel , MS , 39440
    (601)649-4145
    5  mi  |  725  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Laurel Mason Elementary School
    2726 Old Bay Springs Rd
    Laurel , MS , 39440
    (601)428-0393
    5  mi  |  434  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Laurel Laurel High School Vocational Complex
    Vocational School
    1100 West 11th St
    Laurel , MS , 39440
    (601)649-4144
    Vocational School
    5  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  9-12

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