Coahoma County School District

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For the 2021 school year, there are 5 public schools in Coahoma County School District, serving 1,404 students. Coahoma County School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Mississippi.
Public schools in Coahoma County School District have an average math proficiency score of 26% (versus the Mississippi public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 24% (versus the 39% statewide average). This district's average testing ranking is 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Mississippi.
The top ranked public schools in Coahoma County School District are Sherard Elementary School, Lyon Elementary School and Friars Point Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Minority enrollment is 92% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Mississippi public school average of 56% (majority Black).
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is less than the Mississippi public school average of 16:1.

Overview

School District NameCoahoma County School District
School District Websitehttp://www.coahoma.k12.ms.us
School District Phone Number(662) 624-5448
School District Grades OfferedPK - 12
2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (MS)
# of Schools5 Schools1,068 Schools
# of Students1,404 Students480,718 Students
# of Teachers102 Teachers31,216 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:116:1

District Comparison

Coahoma County School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 150 school districts in Mississippi (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-2018 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 65-69% has increased from 45-49% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictState Average (MS)
Overall Testing Rank
#103 out of 150 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Coahoma County   School District, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
27%
43%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Coahoma County   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of MS by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
27%
39%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Coahoma County   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of MS by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate
65-69%
84%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Coahoma County   School District and public school graduation rate of MS by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.190.58
# of American Indian Studentsn/a3,552 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# of Asian Studentsn/a5,156 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
1%
# of Hispanic Students27 Students17,921 Students
% Hispanic Students
2%
4%
# of Black Students1,259 Students232,162 Students
% Black Students
90%
48%
# of White Students113 Students211,371 Students
% White Students
8%
44%
# of Hawaiian Studentsn/a306 Students
% of Hawaiian Students
n/an/a
# of Two or more races Students5 Students10,250 Students
% of Two or more races Students
n/a
2%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:435,730
# of Students in Kindergarten:12636,264
# of Students in 1st Grade:12036,605
# of Students in 2nd Grade:13336,620
# of Students in 3rd Grade:14438,169
# of Students in 4th Grade:12539,092
# of Students in 5th Grade:12139,023
# of Students in 6th Grade:11235,974
# of Students in 7th Grade:10136,060
# of Students in 8th Grade:11835,800
# of Students in 9th Grade:6835,864
# of Students in 10th Grade:5334,503
# of Students in 11th Grade:5832,346
# of Students in 12th Grade:5431,047
# of Ungraded Students:287,621

Fiscal Data Comparison

The revenue/student of $13,226 is higher than the state median of $10,773. The school district revenue/student has grown by 6% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $11,558 is higher than the state median of $10,428. The school district spending/student has grown by 6% over four school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017This School DistrictThis State (MS)
Total Revenue$19 MM$22 MM
This chart display total revenue of Coahoma County   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in MS by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Spending$16 MM$21 MM
This chart display total spending of Coahoma County   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in MS by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$13,226$10,773
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Coahoma County   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in MS by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$11,558$10,428
This chart display average spending per public school student in Coahoma County   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in MS by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

Coahoma County School District Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Sherard Elementary School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    3105 Bobo-sherard Road
    Clarksdale, MS 38614
    (662) 624-4629

    Grades: PK-6 | 192 students
  • Lyon Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2020 Roberson Road
    Lyon, MS 38645
    (662) 624-8544

    Grades: PK-6 | 335 students
  • Friars Point Elementary School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    350 South Street, P.o. Box 600
    Friars Point, MS 38631
    (662) 383-2477

    Grades: PK-6 | 164 students
  • Jonestown Elementary School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    330 Matagorda Road
    Jonestown, MS 38639
    (662) 358-4496

    Grades: PK-6 | 234 students
  • Coahoma County Jr/sr High School Math: 7% | Reading: 16%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1535 Lee Drive
    Clarksdale, MS 38614
    (662) 627-7378

    Grades: 7-12 | 479 students
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