Purvis Lower Elementary School

Tel: (601)794-3302
Grades: KG-2

388 students

Purvis Lower Elementary School serves 388 students in grades KG-2.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the MS average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 55%.
Purvis Lower Elementary School operates within the Lamar County School District.

Overview

The student population of 388 students has grown by 13% over five years.
The teacher population of 24 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-2
Total Students 388 students
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 24 teachers
Students by Grade Purvis Lower Elementary School 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 0.20 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 16:1 16:1
Black
7%
50%
White
89%
45%
All Ethnic Groups Purvis Lower Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Purvis Lower Elementary 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.
0.20 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.
51%
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 9,251 students has grown by 12% over five years.
School District Name Lamar County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
15
5
Number of Students Managed 9,251 2,063
District Total Revenue $74 MM $21 MM
Lamar County   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $74 MM $20 MM
Lamar County   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $8,977 $9,999
Lamar County   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,057 $9,596
Lamar 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 Jefferson/todd Alternative Program (0.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Jefferson/todd Alternative Program (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Jefferson/todd Alternative Program (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • PurvisJefferson/todd Alternative Program
    Alternative School
    424 Martin Luther King Dr
    PurvisMS 39475
    (601)794-1097
    Alternative School

    0.5 mi | n/a students | Gr. 5-12                      
  • PurvisPurvis Middle School
    220 School St
    PurvisMS 39475
    (601)794-1068
    0.5 mi | 412 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • PurvisPurvis High School
    220 School St
    PurvisMS 39475
    (601)794-6221
    0.5 mi | 547 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • PurvisLamar Co Vocational Technical Center
    Vocational School
    41 College Dr
    PurvisMS 39475
    (601)794-8298
    Vocational School

    1.6 mi | n/a students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • LumbertonBaxterville School
    5531 Hwy 11
    LumbertonMS 39455
    (601)796-4483
    1.9 mi | 318 students | Gr. PK-8                      

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Did You Know?
Lamar 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 0.23, which is lower than the Mississippi average of 0.31. The most diverse school district in Lamar County is Guam District School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Mississippi or national school diversity statistics.