Witherspoon Elementary School (Closed 2010)

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 100% of the student body (majority American Indian and Asian), which was more than the state average of 55%.
Witherspoon Elementary School (Closed 2010) operated within the Meridian Public 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 Classroom Teachers (1987-2009)

School Comparison

This School (MS) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 16:1
Witherspoon Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2009)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
n/a
3%
Witherspoon Elementary School Hispanic (2002-2009)
Black
n/a
50%
Witherspoon Elementary School Black (1989-2009)
White
n/a
45%
Witherspoon Elementary School White (1989-2009)
All Ethnic Groups Witherspoon Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Witherspoon 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.
0.00 0.63
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 Public School District
Number of Schools
Managed
12
5
Number of Students Managed 6,699 2,366
Meridian Public   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $60 MM n/a
Meridian Public   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $69 MM n/a
Meridian Public   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,162 $0
Meridian Public   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,514 $0
Meridian Public   School 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 Students Grades
  • Meridian Magnolia Middle School
    1350 24th St
    Meridian , MS , 39305
    (601)484-4067
    0.8  mi  |  408  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Meridian Parkview Elementary School
    1225 26th St
    Meridian , MS , 39305
    (601)484-4990
    0.9  mi  |  605  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Meridian Ross Collins Vocational Center
    Vocational School
    2640 24th Ave
    Meridian , MS , 39305
    (601)483-3331
    Vocational School
    1.2  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Meridian Marion Park Complex
    Alternative School
    2815 25th St
    Meridian , MS , 39301
    (601)484-5166
    Alternative School
    1.2  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  KG-12
  • Meridian Crestwood Elementary School
    730 Crestwood Dr
    Meridian , MS , 39301
    (601)484-4971
    1.3  mi  |  325  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

Area Statistics

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