Oak Grove High School

5198 Old Hwy11,

Hattiesburg, MS, 39402-8349

Tel: (601)264-0690
Grades: 9-12

1,516 students

Oak Grove High School serves 1,516 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the MS average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 55%.
Oak Grove High School operates within the Lamar County School District.
The school district's 78% graduation rate is higher than the MS state average of 62%.

Overview

The student population of 1516 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 95 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2004)
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,516 students
Oak Grove High School Total Students (1990-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 95 teachers
Oak Grove High School Total Classroom Teachers (1990-2012)
Students by Grade Oak Grove High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.54 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 16:1 16:1
Oak Grove High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1990-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
1%
Oak Grove High School Asian (1990-2012)
Hispanic
3%
3%
Oak Grove High School Hispanic (1999-2012)
Black
32%
50%
Oak Grove High School Black (1990-2012)
White
60%
45%
Oak Grove High School White (1990-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Oak Grove High School Sch Ethnicity Oak Grove 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.
0.54 0.55
Oak Grove High School Diversity Score (1990-2012)
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.
32%
64%
Oak Grove 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.
9%
8%
Oak Grove High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 9,251 students has grown by 12% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 78% has decreased from 98% over five years.
School District Name Lamar County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
15
5
Number of Students Managed 9,251 2,287
Lamar County   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 78% 62%
Lamar County   School District Graduation Rate (1992-2009)
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: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Blair Center Hattiesburg High School (6.1 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Oak Grove Middle School (1.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Oak Grove Primary (1.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Hattiesburg Oak Grove Primary
    70 Leaf Ln
    Hattiesburg , MS , 39402
    (601)264-9764
    1.5  mi  |  971  students  |  Gr.  KG-1
  • Hattiesburg Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Oak Grove Middle School
    2543 Old Hwy24
    Hattiesburg , MS , 39402
    (601)264-4634
    1.6  mi  |  1323  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Hattiesburg Oak Grove Lower Elementary School
    1762 Old Hwy 24
    Hattiesburg , MS , 39402
    (601)268-3862
    4.3  mi  |  869  students  |  Gr.  2-3
  • Hattiesburg Thames Elementary School
    2900 Jamestown Rd
    Hattiesburg , MS , 39402
    (601)582-6655
    4.4  mi  |  718  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Hattiesburg Oak Grove Upper Elementary School
    1760 Old Hwy 24
    Hattiesburg , MS , 39402
    (601)264-6724
    5  mi  |  881  students  |  Gr.  4-5

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