Velma Jackson High School

Velma Jackson High School serves 313 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the MS average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 55%.
Velma Jackson High School operates within the Madison County School District.
The school district's 79% graduation rate is higher than the MS state average of 62%.

Overview

The student population of 313 students has declined by 15% over five years.
The teacher population of 31 teachers has declined by 11% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 313 students
Velma Jackson High School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 53% Male / 47%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 31 teachers
Velma Jackson High School Total Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Velma Jackson High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 7:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.00 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 10:1 16:1
Velma Jackson High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
Black
100%
50%
Velma Jackson High School Black Students (1989-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Velma Jackson High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown MS All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.00 0.31
Velma Jackson High School Diversity Score (1992-2013)
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.
85%
64%
Velma Jackson High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2013)
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.
8%
8%
Velma Jackson High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 13,312 students has grown by 18% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 79% has decreased from 99% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $9,706 is less than the state average of $9,999. The district revenue/student has grown by 19% over four years.
The district spending/student of $9,632 is higher than the state average of $9,596. The district spending/student has grown by 22% over four years.
School District Name Madison County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
22
5
Number of Students Managed 13,312 2,147
Madison County   School District Students Managed (1988-2013)
Graduation Rate 79% 62%
Madison County   School District Graduation Rate (1992-2009)
District Total Revenue $112 MM $21 MM
Madison County   School District District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $111 MM $20 MM
Madison County   School District District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,706 $9,999
Madison County   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,632 $9,596
Madison County   School District 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 Canton Public High School (12.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Northeast Madison Middle School (5.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Camden Elementary School (3.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • CantonCamden Elementary School
    4784 Hwy 43 North
    CantonMS 39046
    (662)468-2833
    3.5 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 184 students                      
  • CantonNortheast Madison Middle School
    820 Sulphur Springs Rd
    CantonMS 39046
    (601)855-2406
    5.3 mi | Gr. 6-8 | 223 students                      
  • CantonLuther Branson School
    3903 Hwy 16 East
    CantonMS 39046
    (601)859-2743
    8 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 264 students                      
  • GoodmanGoodman Pickens Elementary School
    3877 Hwy 51 South
    GoodmanMS 39079
    (662)468-2116
    11.8 mi | Gr. PK-6 | 287 students                      
  • CantonCanton Public High School
    634 Finney Rd
    CantonMS 39046
    (601)859-5325
    12.4 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 895 students                      

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