Gentry High School

Gentry High School serves 499 students in grades 10-12.
Gentry High 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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 6-9% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 10% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the Mississippi state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 56% (majority Black).

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School Overview

Gentry High School's student population of 499 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 31 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 10-12
Total Students499 students
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Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
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School Comparison

Gentry High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 825 schools in Mississippi (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Gentry High School is 0.04, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MS)
Overall Testing Rank
#820 out of 825 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
6-9%
43%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
10%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
1%
4%
Black
98%
48%
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White
1%
44%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
2%
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Diversity Score
0.040.58
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Graduation Rate
75-79%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
69%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSunflower Consolidated School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Gentry High School is Robert L Merritt Junior High School (9.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Inverness School (7.0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Carver Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Indianola Indianola Career & Technical Center Vocational School

    0.0 miles
    801 B.b. King Road
    Indianola, MS 38751
    (662) 884-6000
    0 n/a n/a
  • Indianola Carver Elementary School Math: 19% | Reading: 16%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 3-6 | 615 students
    0.5 miles
    404 Jefferson Street
    Indianola, MS 38751
    (662) 884-1250
    0.5 3-6 615
  • Indianola Indianola Academic Achievement Alternative School

    0.9 miles
    300 Jefferson Street
    Indianola, MS 38751
    (662) 884-1278
    0.9 n/a n/a
  • Indianola Lockard Elementary School
    Grades: K-2 | 414 students
    1.1 miles
    302 College Avenue
    Indianola, MS 38751
    (662) 884-1260
    1.1 K-2 414
  • Inverness Inverness School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 252 students
    7.0 miles
    1101 Oak Street
    Inverness, MS 38753
    (662) 265-5752
    7 PK-8 252

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