Velma Jackson High School

Velma Jackson High School serves 284 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the MS average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority American Indian and Asian), which is more than the state average of 55%.
Velma Jackson High School operates within the Madison County School District.
The school district's 76% graduation rate is higher than the MS state average of 64%.

School Overview

The student population of 284 students has declined by 20% over five years.
The teacher population of 31 teachers has declined by 8% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 284 students
Velma Jackson High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Velma Jackson High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 31 teachers
Velma Jackson High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Velma Jackson High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has decreased from 10:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.01 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 9:1 16:1
Velma Jackson High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
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.
0.01 0.31
Velma Jackson High School Diversity Score (1992-2014)
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.
83%
65%
Velma Jackson High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2014)
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.
10%
7%
Velma Jackson High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 12,548 students has grown by 9% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 76% has decreased from 99% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $10,099 is higher than the state average of $9,638. The district revenue/student has grown by 12% over four years.
The district spending/student of $9,160 is less than the state average of $9,666. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Madison County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
22
5
Number of Students Managed 12,548 2,273
Madison County   School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate 76% 64%
Madison County   School District Graduation Rate (1992-2010)
District Total Revenue $117 MM $20 MM
Madison County   School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $106 MM $20 MM
Madison County   School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $10,099 $9,638
Madison County   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $9,160 $9,666
Madison County   School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
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 Canton Public High School (12.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Northeast Middle School (5.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Camden Elementary School (3.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • CantonCamden Elementary School
    3.5 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 161 students4784 Hwy 43 North
    CantonMS 39046
    (662)468-2833
    3.5PK-5161
  • CantonNortheast Middle School
    5.3 miles | Grades: 6-8 | 233 students820 Sulphur Springs Rd
    CantonMS 39046
    (601)855-2406
    5.36-8233
  • CantonLuther Branson Elementary School
    8 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 254 students3903 Hwy 16 East
    CantonMS 39046
    (601)859-2743
    8PK-5254
  • GoodmanGpe Elementary School
    11.8 miles | Grades: KG-6 | 305 students3877 Hwy 51 South
    GoodmanMS 39079
    (662)468-2116
    11.8KG-6305
  • CantonCanton Public High School
    12.4 miles | Grades: 9-12 | 824 students634 Finney Rd
    CantonMS 39046
    (601)859-5325
    12.49-12824

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