Mary Persons High School

310 Montpelier Ave
Forsyth, GA 31029
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Mary Persons High School serves 1,190 students in grades 9-12.
Mary Persons High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Georgia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 21% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 57% (which is higher than the Georgia state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Georgia state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Georgia state average of 63% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,190 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 32%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 91% (Top 50% in GA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 21% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 57% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), GA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Mary Persons High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Georgia for:

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School Overview

Mary Persons High School's student population of 1,190 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 84 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,190 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
84 teachers
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School Rankings

Mary Persons High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 2,168 schools in Georgia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Mary Persons High School is 0.48, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (GA)
Overall Testing Rank
#755 out of 2168 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
21%
36%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
57%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
5%
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Hispanic
4%
18%
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Black
24%
36%
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White
68%
37%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.48
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Graduation Rate
91%
84%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
44%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), GA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Mary Persons High School's ranking?
Mary Persons High School is ranked #755 out of 2,168 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Georgia.
What schools are Mary Persons High School often compared to?
Mary Persons High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Monroe County Middle School- Banks Stephens Campus by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
21% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% GA state average), while 57% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 39% GA state average).
What is the graduation rate of Mary Persons High School?
The graduation rate of Mary Persons High School is 91%, which is higher than the Georgia state average of 84%.
How many students attend Mary Persons High School?
1,190 students attend Mary Persons High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
68% of Mary Persons High School students are White, 24% of students are Black, 4% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Mary Persons High School?
Mary Persons High School has a student ration of 14:1, which is equal to the Georgia state average of 14:1.
What grades does Mary Persons High School offer ?
Mary Persons High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Mary Persons High School part of?
Mary Persons High School is part of Monroe County School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,190 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 32%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 91% (Top 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 21% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 57% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), GA Dept. of Education

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