Kemper County High School

200 Philadelphia Rd

Dekalb, MS 39328-0429

Tel: (601)743-5292
Grades: 7-12

495 students

Kemper County High School serves 495 students in grades 7-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the MS average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 55%.
Kemper County High School operates within the Kemper County School District.
The school district's 65% graduation rate is higher than the MS state average of 62%.

Overview

The student population of 495 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 35 teachers has grown by 9% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 7-12
Total Students 495 students
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 35 teachers
Students by Grade Kemper County High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.04 is less 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 14:1 16:1
Black
98%
50%
White
1%
45%
All Ethnic Groups Kemper County High School Sch Ethnicity Kemper County 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.
0.04 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.
83%
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.
10%
8%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 1,167 students has decreased by 5% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 65% has decreased from 95% over five years.
School District Name Kemper County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
4
5
Number of Students Managed 1,167 2,063
Kemper County   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 65% 62%
Kemper County   School District Graduation Rate (1992-2009)
District Total Revenue $11 MM $21 MM
Kemper County   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $11 MM $20 MM
Kemper County   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,041 $9,999
Kemper County   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $8,824 $9,596
Kemper County   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
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 Stennis Vocational Technical Complex High School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is West Lauderdale Middle School (19.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is West Kemper Elementary School (1.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • DekalbStennis Vocational Technical Complex High School
    Vocational School
    16 Philadelphia Rd
    DekalbMS 39328
    (601)743-5226
    Vocational School

    0.2 mi | n/a students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • DekalbWest Kemper Elementary School
    364 John C Stennis Ave
    DekalbMS 39328
    (601)743-2432
    1.1 mi | 460 students | Gr. PK-6                      
  • ScoobaEast Kemper Attendance Center
    132 Binnsville Rd
    ScoobaMS 39358
    (662)476-8423
    12.8 mi | 212 students | Gr. PK-6                      
  • ShuqualakReed Attendance Center
    2048 Hwy 145
    ShuqualakMS 39361
    (662)793-4544
    15.5 mi | n/a students | Gr. KG-6                      
  • PhiladelphiaBogue Chitto Elementary School
    13241 Hwy 491 North
    PhiladelphiaMS 39350
    (601)389-1000
    16.5 mi | n/a students | Gr. KG-8                      

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Mississippi 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 0.31, which is higher than the national average of 0.3. The most diverse school district in Mississippi is Biloxi Public School District School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Mississippi or national school diversity statistics.