Velma Jackson High School

Velma Jackson High School serves 324 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 324 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 31 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 324 students
Velma Jackson High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 53% Male / 47%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 31 teachers
Velma Jackson High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Velma Jackson High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.00 is less than the state average of 0.63. 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 (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
n/a
3%
Black
100%
50%
Velma Jackson High School Black (1989-2012)
White
n/a
45%
Velma Jackson High School White (1992-2011)
All Ethnic Groups Velma Jackson High School Sch Ethnicity Velma Jackson 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.
0.00 0.63
Velma Jackson High School Diversity Score (1992-2011)
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.
86%
64%
Velma Jackson 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.
6%
8%
Velma Jackson High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 12,987 students has grown by 13% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 79% has decreased from 99% over five years.
School District Name Madison County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
22
5
Number of Students Managed 12,987 2,063
Madison County   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 79% 62%
Madison County   School District Graduation Rate (1992-2009)
District Total Revenue $112 MM $21 MM
District Spending $111 MM $20 MM
Madison County   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,706 $9,999
Madison County   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,632 $9,596
Madison 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 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 Students Grades
  • Canton Camden Elementary School
    4784 Hwy 43 North
    Canton , MS , 39046
    (662)468-2833
    3.5  mi  |  200  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Canton Northeast Madison Middle School
    820 Sulphur Springs Rd
    Canton , MS , 39046
    (601)855-2406
    5.3  mi  |  212  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Canton Luther Branson School
    3903 Hwy 16 East
    Canton , MS , 39046
    (601)859-2743
    8  mi  |  298  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Goodman Goodman Pickens Elementary School
    3877 Hwy 51 South
    Goodman , MS , 39079
    (662)468-2116
    11.8  mi  |  304  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Canton Canton Public High School
    634 Finney Rd
    Canton , MS , 39046
    (601)859-5325
    12.4  mi  |  966  students  |  Gr.  9-12

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Did You Know?
Madison 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 0.40, which is lower than the Mississippi average of 0.63. The most diverse school district in Madison County is Anderson Community School Corp School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Mississippi or national school diversity statistics.