H. W. Byers High School (9-12)

  • H. W. Byers High School (9-12) serves 161 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 40-49% (which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 37%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 20-29% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 35%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • H. W. Byers High School (9-12) placed in the top 50% of all schools in Mississippi for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Mississippi state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 56%.

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H. W. Byers High School (9-12) places among the top 20% of public schools in Mississippi for:

School Overview

  • H. W. Byers High School (9-12)'s student population of 161 students has declined by 22% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 13 teachers has declined by 23% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students161 students
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Total Classroom Teachers13 teachers
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School Comparison

  • H. W. Byers High School (9-12) is ranked within the top 50% of all 835 schools in Mississippi (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of H. W. Byers High School (9-12) is 0.50, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MS)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#388 out of 835 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)40-49%
37%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)20-29%
35%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:116:1
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Hispanic
8%
4%
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Black
65%
48%
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White
27%
44%
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Two or more races
n/a
2%
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Diversity Score0.500.57
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Graduation Rate80-89%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
91%
69%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMarshall County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

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