Canton Elementary School

365 Vanburen Street
Canton, MS 39046
(School attendance zone shown in map)
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 380 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, Canton Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Mississippi for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20-24% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 47%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35-39% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 42%).
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Mississippi state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 57% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 380 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • : Bottom 50% in MS
  • : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • : 70-79% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MS Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Canton Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Mississippi for:

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School Overview

Canton Elementary School's student population of 380 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 21 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
380 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
21 teachers
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School Rankings

Canton Elementary School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 805 schools in Mississippi (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Canton Elementary School is 0.48, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (MS)
#560 out of 805 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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20-24%
47%
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35-39%
42%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Canton Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Mississippi by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
70-79%
55%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Canton Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of public schools in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
34%
4%
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Black
64%
47%
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White
1%
43%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Mississippi.
0.48
This chart display the diversity score of Canton Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Mississippi by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
100%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
3%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Canton Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MS Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Canton Elementary School's ranking?
Canton Elementary School is ranked #560 out of 805 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Mississippi.
What schools are Canton Elementary School often compared to?
Canton Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Jimmie M. Goodloe Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
20-24% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 47% MS state average), while 35-39% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 42% MS state average).
How many students attend Canton Elementary School?
380 students attend Canton Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
64% of Canton Elementary School students are Black, 34% of students are Hispanic, 1% of students are White, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Canton Elementary School?
Canton Elementary School has a student ration of 18:1, which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 14:1.
What grades does Canton Elementary School offer ?
Canton Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is Canton Elementary School part of?
Canton Elementary School is part of Canton Public School Dist School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 380 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • : 70-79% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MS Dept. of Education

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