Kemper County High School

200 Philadelphia Road
De Kalb, MS 39328
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Kemper County High School serves 452 students in grades 7-12.
Kemper County 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 24% (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 19% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than 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).

Top Placements

Kemper County High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Mississippi for:

School Overview

Kemper County High School's student population of 452 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 37 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Total Students452 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Kemper County High School
Total Classroom Teachers37 teachers
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School Comparison

Kemper County 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 Kemper County 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
#672 out of 825 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
24%
43%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
19%
39%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Kemper County High 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 2017-18 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio12:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
n/a
4%
Black
98%
48%
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White
1%
44%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Kemper County High School and the percentage of White public school students in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
2%
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Kemper County High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MS.
Diversity Score
0.040.58
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Graduation Rate
85-89%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
69%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (14-15)
8%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Kemper County High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameKemper County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Kemper County High School is West Lauderdale High School (19.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Bogue Chitto Elementary School (16.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is West Kemper Elementary School (1.1 miles away)
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