South Pontotoc High School

1523 South Pontotoc Rd,

Pontotoc, MS, 38863-9382

Tel: (662)489-5925
Grades: 9-12

457 students

South Pontotoc High School serves 457 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the MS average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 55%.
South Pontotoc High School operates within the Pontotoc County School District.
The school district's 67% graduation rate is higher than the MS state average of 62%.

Overview

The student population of 457 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 457 students
South Pontotoc High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 29 teachers
South Pontotoc High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade South Pontotoc High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.25 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 16:1 16:1
South Pontotoc High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
3%
3%
South Pontotoc High School Hispanic (1997-2012)
Black
10%
50%
South Pontotoc High School Black (1989-2012)
White
86%
45%
South Pontotoc High School White (1989-2012)
All Ethnic Groups South Pontotoc High School Sch Ethnicity South Pontotoc 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.
0.25 0.55
South Pontotoc 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.
43%
64%
South Pontotoc 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.
12%
8%
South Pontotoc High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 3,876 students has grown by 16% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 67% has decreased from 99% over five years.
School District Name Pontotoc County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
8
5
Number of Students Managed 3,876 2,287
Pontotoc County   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2011)
Graduation Rate 67% 62%
Pontotoc County   School District Graduation Rate (1992-2009)
District Total Revenue $26 MM $21 MM
Pontotoc County   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $26 MM $20 MM
Pontotoc County   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $7,725 $9,999
Pontotoc County   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $7,912 $9,596
Pontotoc 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 Pontotoc Ridge Career & Technical Cnt. High School (4.3 miles away).
The nearest middle school is South Pontotoc Middle School (0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is South Pontotoc Elementary School (0 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Pontotoc South Pontotoc Elementary School
    1523 South Pontotoc Rd
    Pontotoc , MS , 38863
    (662)489-5941
    0  mi  |  849  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Pontotoc South Pontotoc Middle School
    1523 South Pontotoc Rd
    Pontotoc , MS , 38863
    (662)489-3476
    0  mi  |  356  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Pontotoc Pontotoc Ridge Career & Technical Cnt. High School
    Vocational School
    354 Center Ridge Dr
    Pontotoc , MS , 38863
    (662)489-1826
    Vocational School
    4.3  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  10-12
  • Pontotoc Pontotoc Elementary School
    145 Fred Dowdy St
    Pontotoc , MS , 38863
    (662)489-4973
    4.6  mi  |  543  students  |  Gr.  KG-2
  • Pontotoc Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Pontotoc High School
    123 North Main St
    Pontotoc , MS , 38863
    (662)489-1275
    5.3  mi  |  675  students  |  Gr.  8-12

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Pontotoc 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 0.41, which is lower than the Mississippi average of 0.55. The most diverse school district in Pontotoc County is Ada School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Mississippi or national school diversity statistics.