M. S. Palmer High School

1315 Martin Luther King Drive,
Marks, MS 38646
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
3/
10
Bottom 50%
M. S. Palmer High School serves 336 students in grades 9-12.
M. S. Palmer 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 35-39% (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 15-19% (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 97% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 56% (majority Black).

Top Placements

M. S. Palmer High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Mississippi for:

School Overview

M. S. Palmer High School's student population of 336 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students336 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of M. S. Palmer High School
Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
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School Comparison

M. S. Palmer 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 M. S. Palmer High School is 0.06, 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
#578 out of 825 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
43%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
15-19%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:116:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of M. S. Palmer High School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Mississippi by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
n/a
4%
Black
97%
48%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in M. S. Palmer High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
3%
44%
This chart display the percentage of White students in M. S. Palmer 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
n/a
2%
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Diversity Score
0.060.58
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Graduation Rate
90-94%
84%
This chart display graduation rate of M. S. Palmer High School and public school graduation rate of Mississippi by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
69%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in M. S. Palmer High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (02-03)
6%
8%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in M. S. Palmer High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2002-03 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameQuitman County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to M. S. Palmer High School is Coahoma Early College High School (16.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Quitman County Middle School (0.9 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Marks Quitman County Middle School Math: 36% | Reading: 21%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 5-8 | 287 students
    0.9 miles
    450 Humphrey Street, P. O. Box
    Marks, MS 38646
    (662) 326-6871
    0.9 5-8 287
  • Marks Quitman County Vocational Complex Vocational School

    1.3 miles
    1501 M.l.k. Jr Drive, P. O. Bo
    Marks, MS 38646
    (662) 326-8427
    1.3 n/a n/a
  • Lambert Quitman County Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-4 | 426 students
    4.1 miles
    1018 10th Street, P. O. Box 17
    Lambert, MS 38643
    (662) 326-8782
    4.1 PK-4 426
  • Jonestown Jonestown Elementary School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 234 students
    11.8 miles
    330 Matagorda Road
    Jonestown, MS 38639
    (662) 358-4496
    11.8 PK-6 234
  • Lyon Lyon Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 335 students
    13.1 miles
    2020 Roberson Road
    Lyon, MS 38645
    (662) 624-8544
    13.1 PK-6 335

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