Top 5 Best Canton Public Elementary Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 9 public elementary schools serving 2,583 students in Canton, MS.
The top ranked public elementary schools in Canton, MS are Luther Branson School, Shirley D. Simmons Middle School and Mc Neal Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Canton, MS public elementary schools have an average math proficiency score of 39% (versus the Mississippi public elementary school average of 45%), and reading proficiency score of 32% (versus the 42% statewide average). Elementary schools in Canton have an average ranking of 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Mississippi public elementary schools.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Mississippi public elementary school average of 56% (majority Black).

Best Public Elementary Schools in Canton, MS (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Luther Branson School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3903 Highway 16 E
Canton, MS 39046
(601) 859-2743
Grades: PK-5
| 152 students
Rank: #22.
Shirley D. Simmons Middle School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
820 Sulphur Springs Road
Canton, MS 39046
(601) 855-2406
Grades: 6-8
| 155 students
Rank: #33.
Mc Neal Elementary School
(Math: 38% | Reading: 35%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
364 Martin Luther King Drive
Canton, MS 39046
(601) 859-3654
Grades: PK-5
| 403 students
Rank: #44.
Nichols Middle School
(Math: 58% | Reading: 18%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
529 North Mace Street
Canton, MS 39046
(601) 859-3741
Grades: 6-8
| 382 students
Rank: #55.
Reuben B. Myers Canton School Of Ar
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
357 Old Yazoo Road
Canton, MS 39046
(601) 855-7819
Grades: PK-5
| 360 students
Rank: #66.
Huey L. Porter Middle School
(Math: 39% | Reading: 28%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
551 Finney Road
Canton, MS 39046
(601) 407-1815
Grades: 6-8
| 373 students
Rank: #77.
Jimmie M. Goodloe Elementary School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
551 Finney Road
Canton, MS 39046
(601) 407-1810
Grades: K-5
| 378 students
Rank: #88.
Canton Elementary School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
365 Vanburen Street
Canton, MS 39046
(601) 859-2400
Grades: PK-5
| 380 students
Rank: n/an/a
Canton Educational Services Center
Alternative School
529 Mace Street
Canton, MS 39046
(601) 859-5010
Grades: 4-12
| n/a students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public elementary schools in Canton, MS?
The top ranked public elementary schools in Canton, MS include Luther Branson School, Shirley D. Simmons Middle School and Mc Neal Elementary School.
How many public elementary schools are located in Canton, MS?
9 public elementary schools are located in Canton, MS.
What is the racial composition of students in Canton, MS?
Canton, MS public elementary schools minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Mississippi public elementary schools average of 56% (majority Black).

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