Witherspoon Elementary School (Closed 2011)

1516 12th Ave

Meridian, MS 39301-4353

Grades: PK-5

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 was lower than the MS average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment was 99% of the student body (majority Black), which was more than the state average of 55%.
Witherspoon Elementary School operated within the Meridian School District.

Overview

Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students n/a
Witherspoon Elementary School Total Students (1987-2009)
Gender % 53% Male / 47%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 23 teachers
Witherspoon Elementary School Total Teachers (1987-2009)

School Comparison

This School (MS) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 16:1
Witherspoon Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2008)
Hispanic
1%
3%
Witherspoon Elementary School Black Students (2002-2009)
Black
98%
50%
Witherspoon Elementary School Black Students (1989-2009)
White
1%
45%
Witherspoon Elementary School White Students (1989-2009)
All Ethnic Groups Witherspoon Elementary 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.
0.08 0.31
Witherspoon Elementary School Diversity Score (1989-2009)
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.
n/a
64%
Witherspoon Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2009)
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.
n/a
8%
Witherspoon Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2009)

District Comparison

School District Name Meridian School District
Number of Schools
Managed
12
5
Number of Students Managed 6,666 2,147
Meridian School District Students Managed (1988-2013)
District Total Revenue $60 MM $21 MM
Meridian School District District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $69 MM $20 MM
Meridian School District District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,162 $9,999
Meridian School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,514 $9,596
Meridian School District District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2009 (latest year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Ross Collins Vocational Center (1.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Magnolia Middle School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Parkview Elementary School (0.9 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • MeridianMagnolia Middle School
    1350 24th St
    MeridianMS 39305
    (601)484-4067
    0.8 mi | Gr. 6-8 | 390 students                      
  • MeridianParkview Elementary School
    1225 26th St
    MeridianMS 39305
    (601)484-4990
    0.9 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 625 students                      
  • MeridianRoss Collins Vocational Center
    Vocational School
    2640 24th Ave
    MeridianMS 39305
    (601)483-3331
    Vocational School

    1.2 mi | Gr. 9-12 | n/a students                      
  • MeridianMarion Park Complex
    Alternative School
    2815 25th St
    MeridianMS 39301
    (601)484-5166
    Alternative School

    1.2 mi | Gr. KG-12 | n/a students                      
  • MeridianCrestwood Elementary School
    730 Crestwood Dr
    MeridianMS 39301
    (601)484-4971
    1.3 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 331 students                      

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