Canton Elementary School serves 384 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Canton Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Mississippi for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 10-14% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 15-19% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 35%) for the 2020-21 school year.
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 (2023)
- Grades: Kindergarten-5
- Enrollment: 384 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
- Minority Enrollment: 99%
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50% in MS
- Math Proficiency: 10-14% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 15-19% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MS Dept. of Education
Canton Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Mississippi for:
Percent Eligible For Free Lunch
Canton Elementary School's student population of 384 students has declined by 18% over five school years.
The teacher population of 21 teachers has declined by 16% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Canton Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 805 schools in Mississippi (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Canton Elementary School is 0.49, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
State Level (MS)
Overall Testing Rank
#597 out of 805 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) 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 #597 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?
10-14% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MS state average), while 15-19% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 35% MS state average).
How many students attend Canton Elementary School?
384 students attend Canton Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
62% of Canton Elementary School students are Black, 36% of students are Hispanic, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are White.
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 Kindergarten-5
What school district is Canton Elementary School part of?
Canton Elementary School is part of Canton Public School District.
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