Laurel High School

1100 W 12th Street
Laurel, MS 39440
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Laurel High School serves 809 students in grades 9-12.
Laurel 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 4% (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 14% (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 97% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 56% (majority Black).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Laurel High School's student population of 809 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 52 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students809 students
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Total Classroom Teachers52 teachers
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School Comparison

Laurel 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 Laurel High School is 0.15, 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
#815 out of 825 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
4%
43%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
14%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
5%
4%
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Black
92%
48%
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White
3%
44%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
2%
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Diversity Score
0.150.58
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Graduation Rate
75-79%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
69%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
7%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLaurel School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Laurel High School is West Jones High School (5.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Laurel Middle School (1.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Nora Davis Magnet School (1.2 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Laurel Laurel High School Vocational Complex Vocational School

    0.1 miles
    1100 W 11th Street
    Laurel, MS 39440
    (601) 649-4144
    0.1 n/a n/a
  • Laurel Jones County Learning Center Alternative School

    0.7 miles
    923-b Sawmill Road
    Laurel, MS 39441
    (601) 649-8080
    0.7 n/a n/a
  • Laurel Nora Davis Magnet School Magnet School
    Math: 45-49% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-5 | 367 students
    1.2 miles
    1305 Martin Luther King Drive
    Laurel, MS 39440
    (601) 428-7782
    1.2 PK-5 367
  • Laurel Mason Elementary School Math: 18% | Reading: 26%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 505 students
    1.3 miles
    2726 Old Bay Springs Road
    Laurel, MS 39440
    (601) 428-0393
    1.3 K-5 505
  • Laurel Maddox Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 310 students
    1.5 miles
    600 South 16th Avenue
    Laurel, MS 39440
    (601) 428-1880
    1.5 K-5 310

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