Moss Point High School

4913 Weems St,

Moss Point, MS, 39563-2649

Tel: (228)475-5058
Grades: 7-12

794 students

Moss Point High School serves 794 students in grades 7-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the MS average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 55%.
Moss Point High School operates within the Moss Point Separate School District.
The school district's 57% graduation rate is lower than the MS state average of 62%.

Overview

The student population of 794 students has declined by 10% over five years.
The teacher population of 53 teachers has declined by 8% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 7-12
Total Students 794 students
Moss Point High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 53 teachers
Moss Point High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Moss Point High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.33 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 15:1 16:1
Moss Point High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
1%
Moss Point High School Asian (1998-2011)
Hispanic
1%
3%
Moss Point High School Hispanic (1998-2012)
Black
80%
50%
Moss Point High School Black (1989-2012)
White
18%
45%
Moss Point High School White (1989-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Moss Point High School Sch Ethnicity Moss Point 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.
0.33 0.55
Moss Point High School Diversity Score (1989-2012)
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.
78%
64%
Moss Point 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%
Moss Point High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 2,781 students has decreased by 9% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 0% has decreased from 63% over five years.
School District Name Moss Point Separate School District
Number of Schools
Managed
8
5
Number of Students Managed 2,781 2,287
Moss Point Separate   School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
Graduation Rate 57% 62%
Moss Point Separate   School District Graduation Rate (1992-2009)
District Total Revenue $31 MM $21 MM
Moss Point Separate   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $35 MM $20 MM
Moss Point Separate   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,056 $9,999
Moss Point Separate   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,408 $9,596
Moss Point Separate   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 Moss Point Vocational Center (0.2 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Moss Point Alternative School (2.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Moss Point Escatawpa Upper Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
 All Schools  |High Schools High Schools  |Middle Schools Middle Schools  |Elementary Elementary  |Pre-K Pre-K  |Private Schools Private Schools 
Show me:

School Reviews

  • Recommended September 26, 2007 - Academic programs are generally weak. Music, art and drama are terrible, sports are king, particularly football. The facilitiy is old, unattractive, and very poorly maintained. Violence is on the increase. Parents only complain about what children do not get, they are never positive forces. In spite of many gifts of equipment to the school, they are not making any progress in their ability to truly educate, and produce well rounded students. - Posted by Student/Alumni

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?

Add School Reviews - Recommended Yes     Add School Reviews - Not Recommended No

Area Statistics

Recent Public School Articles
Knowledge is Power Program: A Strong Model for Public Schools
Knowledge is Power Program: A Strong Model for Public Schools
As many traditional public schools struggle to close the achievement gap, Knowledge is Power Program schools seem to have the right formula for helping poverty-stricken and minority students achieve success. In this article, we examine how KIPP schools are making their students’ futures much brighter.
Urban Public Schools Come to the Rescue of Black Boys
Public schools across the nation are implementing programs that help keep young black men in school and off the streets. Boosting graduation rates, reducing gang involvement and violence, and providing positive male role models are just a few of the common elements of these programs. Yet, the achievement gap between black boys and other peer groups remains extremely wide.
Teachers in 19 States Allowed to Physically Punish Students
As of 2014, nineteen states still allow corporal punishment – spanking and paddling the most common choices – in their public schools. However, some argue that not only are these punishments physically harmful, they also are disproportionately administered to students of color. As a result, House democrats have taken up the issue in a new bill that would ban all forms of corporal punishment nationwide.