Hernando High School

  • Hernando High School serves 1,186 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the MS average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 54%.
  • Hernando High School operates within the Desoto County School District.
  • Desoto County School District's 71% graduation rate is higher than the MS state average of 64%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 1186 students has grown by 6% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 70 teachers has grown by 18% over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,186 students
Hernando High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %Hernando High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers70 teachers
Hernando High School Total Teachers (1987-2015)
Students by GradeHernando High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(MS) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
Hernando High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2015)
Asian
1%
1%
Hernando High School Asian Students (1995-2015)
Hispanic
5%
3%
Hernando High School Black Students (2001-2015)
Black
14%
49%
Hernando High School Black Students (1991-2015)
White
80%
46%
Hernando High School White Students (1991-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsHernando High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownMS 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.
0.340.55
Hernando High School Diversity Score (1991-2015)
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.
22%
67%
Hernando High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1995-2015)
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.
6%
7%
Hernando High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2015)

District Comparison

  • Desoto County School District's student population of 33,275 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 71% has increased from 68% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $7,581 in this district is less than the state average of $9,638. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $7,772 is less than the state average of $9,666. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District NameDesoto County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
41
5
Number of Students Managed33,2752,139
Desoto County School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate71%64%
Desoto County School District Graduation Rate (1992-2015)
District Total Revenue$248 MM$20 MM
Desoto County School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$255 MM$20 MM
Desoto County School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$7,581$9,638
Desoto County School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$7,772$9,666
Desoto County School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

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  • HernandoHernando Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 877 students
    0.2 miles
    700 Dilworth Lane
    HernandoMS 38632
    (662)429-4154
    0.26-8877
  • HernandoHernando Elementary School
    Grades: PK-1 | 678 students
    0.4 miles
    455 Riley Street
    HernandoMS 38632
    (662)429-4160
    0.4PK-1678
  • HernandoHernando Hills Elementary School
    Grades: 2-3 | 598 students
    0.5 miles
    570 Mcingvale Road
    HernandoMS 38632
    (662)429-9117
    0.52-3598
  • HernandoDesoto County Alternative CenterAlternative School
    Grades: KG-12
    1.1 miles
    2690 Magnolia Street
    HernandoMS 38632
    (662)429-5597
    1.1KG-12n/a
  • HernandoOak Grove Central Elementary School
    Grades: 4-5 | 612 students
    1.9 miles
    893 Oak Grove Road
    HernandoMS 38632
    (662)429-4180
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