West Jones Junior Senior High School

254 Springhill Rd

Laurel, MS 39443

Tel: (601)729-8144
Grades 7-12
1,346 students
West Jones Junior Senior High School serves 1,346 students in grades 7 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the MS average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 55%.
West Jones Junior Senior High School operates within the Jones County School District.
The school district's 70% graduation rate is higher than the MS state average of 64%.

School Overview

The student population of 1346 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 81 teachers has declined by 11% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 7-12
Total Students 1,346 students
West Jones Junior Senior High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % West Jones Junior Senior High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 81 teachers
West Jones Junior Senior High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade West Jones Junior Senior High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.45 is more 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 17:1 16:1
West Jones Junior Senior High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Hispanic
5%
3%
West Jones Junior Senior High School Black Students (2003-2014)
Black
25%
49%
West Jones Junior Senior High School Black Students (1989-2014)
White
70%
45%
West Jones Junior Senior High School White Students (1989-2014)
All Ethnic Groups West Jones Junior Senior 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.
0.45 0.31
West Jones Junior Senior High School Diversity Score (1989-2014)
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.
57%
65%
West Jones Junior Senior 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.
2%
7%
West Jones Junior Senior High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 8,562 students has grown by 5% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 70% has decreased from 97% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $8,308 is less than the state average of $9,638. The district revenue/student has declined by 9% over four years.
The district spending/student of $7,816 is less than the state average of $9,666. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Jones County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
12
5
Number of Students Managed 8,562 2,273
Jones County   School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate 70% 64%
Jones County   School District Graduation Rate (1992-2010)
District Total Revenue $69 MM $20 MM
Jones County   School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $65 MM $20 MM
Jones County   School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $8,308 $9,638
Jones County   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $7,816 $9,666
Jones 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 Ap Fatheree Career & Technical Ed Center (4.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Laurel Education Center (5.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is West Jones Elementary School (2.9 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • LaurelWest Jones Elementary School
    2.9 miles | Grades: KG-6 | 1067 students5652 Hwy 84 West
    LaurelMS 39443
    (601)763-4850
    2.9KG-61067
  • LaurelAp Fatheree Career & Technical Ed Center
    Vocational School
    4.5 miles | Grades: 7-122409 Moose Dr
    LaurelMS 39440
    (601)425-2378
    4.57-12n/a
  • LaurelLaurel High School Vocational Complex
    Vocational School
    5 miles | Grades: 9-121100 West 11th St
    LaurelMS 39440
    (601)649-4144
    59-12n/a
  • LaurelMason Elementary School
    5 miles | Grades: KG-5 | 475 students2726 Old Bay Springs Rd
    LaurelMS 39440
    (601)428-0393
    5KG-5475
  • LaurelR H Watkins High School
    5 miles | Grades: 9-12 | 767 students1100 West 12th St
    LaurelMS 39440
    (601)649-4145
    59-12767

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