South Pontotoc High School

1523 South Pontotoc Rd

Pontotoc, MS 38863-9382

Grades: 9-12

457 students

South Pontotoc High School serves 457 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than 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 grown by 8% over five years.
The teacher population of 34 teachers has grown by 30% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 457 students
South Pontotoc High School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 34 teachers
South Pontotoc High School Total Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade South Pontotoc High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.25 is less than the state average of 0.31. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MS) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 16:1
South Pontotoc High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
Hispanic
4%
3%
South Pontotoc High School Black Students (2000-2013)
Black
10%
50%
South Pontotoc High School Black Students (1989-2013)
White
86%
45%
South Pontotoc High School White Students (1989-2013)
All Ethnic Groups South Pontotoc High 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.
0.25 0.31
South Pontotoc High School Diversity Score (1989-2013)
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 (1992-2013)
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.
11%
8%
South Pontotoc High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 4,159 students has grown by 26% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 67% has decreased from 99% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $7,725 is less than the state average of $9,999. The district revenue/student has grown by 22% over four years.
The district spending/student of $7,912 is less than the state average of $9,596. The district spending/student has grown by 26% over four years.
School District Name Pontotoc County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
8
5
Number of Students Managed 4,159 2,147
Pontotoc County   School District Students Managed (1988-2013)
Graduation Rate 67% 62%
Pontotoc County   School District Graduation Rate (1992-2009)
District Total Revenue $26 MM $21 MM
Pontotoc County   School District District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $26 MM $20 MM
Pontotoc County   School District District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $7,725 $9,999
Pontotoc County   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $7,912 $9,596
Pontotoc County   School District District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (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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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • PontotocSouth Pontotoc Elementary School
    1523 South Pontotoc Rd
    PontotocMS 38863
    (662)489-5941
    0 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 839 students                      
  • PontotocSouth Pontotoc Middle School
    1523 South Pontotoc Rd
    PontotocMS 38863
    (662)489-3476
    0 mi | Gr. 6-8 | 368 students                      
  • PontotocPontotoc Ridge Career & Technical Cnt. High School
    Vocational School
    354 Center Ridge Dr
    PontotocMS 38863
    (662)489-1826
    Vocational School

    4.3 mi | Gr. 10-12 | n/a students                      
  • PontotocPontotoc Elementary School
    145 Fred Dowdy St
    PontotocMS 38863
    (662)489-4973
    4.6 mi | Gr. KG-2 | 581 students                      
  • Pontotoc Pontotoc High School
    123 North Main St
    PontotocMS 38863
    (662)489-1275
    5.3 mi | Gr. 8-12 | 663 students                      

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