South Pontotoc High School

1523 South Pontotoc Rd

Pontotoc, MS 38863-9382

Tel: (662)489-5925
Grades 9-12
443 students
South Pontotoc High School serves 443 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the MS average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 13% 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.
Pontotoc County School District's 65% graduation rate is higher than the MS state average of 64%.

School Overview

The student population of 443 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has grown by 13% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 443 students
South Pontotoc  High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % South Pontotoc  High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 33 teachers
South Pontotoc  High School Total Teachers (1990-2014)
Students by Grade South Pontotoc  High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.24 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 (1987-2014)
Hispanic
4%
3%
South Pontotoc  High School Black Students (2000-2014)
Black
9%
49%
South Pontotoc  High School Black Students (1990-2014)
White
87%
45%
South Pontotoc  High School White Students (1990-2014)
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.
0.24 0.31
South Pontotoc  High School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
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.
41%
65%
South Pontotoc  High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2014)
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.
8%
7%
South Pontotoc  High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

Pontotoc County School District's student population of 3,559 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 65% has decreased from 68% over five years.
The revenue/student of $7,617 in this district is less than the state average of $9,638. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district's spending/student of $7,849 is less than the state average of $9,666. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Pontotoc County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
7
5
Number of Students Managed 3,559 2,273
Pontotoc County   School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 65% 64%
Pontotoc County   School District Graduation Rate (1992-2014)
District Total Revenue $25 MM $20 MM
Pontotoc County   School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $26 MM $20 MM
Pontotoc County   School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $7,617 $9,638
Pontotoc County   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $7,849 $9,666
Pontotoc County   School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

Nearby Public 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
    Grades: PK-5 | 870 students
    0 miles
    1523 South Pontotoc Rd
    PontotocMS 38863
    (662)489-5941
    0PK-5870
  • PontotocSouth Pontotoc Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 396 students
    0 miles
    1523 South Pontotoc Rd
    PontotocMS 38863
    (662)489-3476
    06-8396
  • PontotocPontotoc Ridge Career & Technical Cnt. High SchoolVocational School
    Grades: 10-12
    4.3 miles
    354 Center Ridge Dr
    PontotocMS 38863
    (662)489-1826
    4.310-12n/a
  • PontotocPontotoc Elementary School
    Grades: KG-2 | 596 students
    4.6 miles
    145 Fred Dowdy St
    PontotocMS 38863
    (662)489-4973
    4.6KG-2596
  • Pontotoc Pontotoc High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 646 students
    5.3 miles
    123 North Main St
    PontotocMS 38863
    (662)489-1275
    5.39-12646

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