Brandon High School

3090 Hwy 18,

Brandon, MS, 39042-3398

Tel: (601)825-2261
Grades: 9-12

1,468 students

Brandon High School serves 1,468 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the MS average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 55%.
Brandon High School operates within the Rankin County School District.
The school district's 67% graduation rate is higher than the MS state average of 62%.

Overview

The student population of 1468 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 91 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,468 students
Brandon High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 91 teachers
Brandon High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Brandon 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 0.46 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
Brandon High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
1%
Brandon High School Asian (2003-2012)
Hispanic
1%
3%
Brandon High School Hispanic (1990-2012)
Black
26%
50%
Brandon High School Black (1989-2012)
White
69%
45%
Brandon High School White (1989-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Brandon High School Sch Ethnicity Brandon 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.
0.46 0.55
Brandon 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.
21%
64%
Brandon 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.
5%
8%
Brandon High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 19,874 students has grown by 9% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 67% has decreased from 99% over five years.
School District Name Rankin County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
27
5
Number of Students Managed 19,874 2,287
Rankin County   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 67% 62%
Rankin County   School District Graduation Rate (1992-2009)
District Total Revenue $158 MM $21 MM
Rankin County   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $166 MM $20 MM
Rankin County   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $8,656 $9,999
Rankin County   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,113 $9,596
Rankin 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 Rankin County Learning Center (2.8 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Brandon Middle School (1.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Stonebridge Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Brandon Stonebridge Elementary School
    115 Stonebridge Blvd
    Brandon , MS , 39042
    (601)824-3287
    0.5  mi  |  864  students  |  Gr.  2-3
  • Brandon Brandon Middle School
    408 South College St
    Brandon , MS , 39042
    (601)825-5998
    1.9  mi  |  1266  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Brandon Brandon Elementary School
    125 Overby St
    Brandon , MS , 39042
    (601)825-4706
    2.2  mi  |  849  students  |  Gr.  4-5
  • Brandon Rankin County Learning Center
    Alternative School
    200 School Rd
    Brandon , MS , 39042
    (601)824-0334
    Alternative School
    2.8  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  KG-12
  • Brandon Rouse Elementary School
    151 Boycethompson Dr
    Brandon , MS , 39042
    (601)825-5437
    3.9  mi  |  899  students  |  Gr.  PK-1

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