Top 10 Best Forrest County Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 21 public schools serving 11,074 students in Forrest County, MS. Forrest County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Mississippi.
The top ranked public schools in Forrest County, MS are Petal Elementary School, Petal Middle School and Petal Upper Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Forrest County, MS public schools have an average math proficiency score of 53% (versus the Mississippi public school average of 46%), and reading proficiency score of 46% (versus the 41% statewide average). Schools in Forrest County have an average ranking of 8/10, which is in the top 30% of Mississippi public schools.
Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Mississippi public school average of 56% (majority Black).

Best Forrest County Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Petal Elementary School
Math: 73% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1179 Hwy 42 E
Petal, MS 39465
(601) 582-7454
Grades: 3-4
| 664 students
Rank: #22.
Petal Middle School
Math: 78% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
203 East Central Avenue
Petal, MS 39465
(601) 584-6301
Grades: 7-8
| 619 students
Rank: #33.
Petal Upper Elementary School
Math: 78% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
400 Hillcrest Loop
Petal, MS 39465
(601) 584-7660
Grades: 5-6
| 612 students
Rank: #44.
Petal High School
Math: 75% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1145 Highway 42 E
Petal, MS 39465
(601) 583-3538
Grades: 9-12
| 1,200 students
Rank: #55.
South Forrest Attendance Center
Math: 54% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
8 Burborne Street
Brooklyn, MS 39425
(601) 545-7714
Grades: K-8
| 620 students
Rank: #66.
Dixie Attendance Center
Math: 51% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
790 Elks Lake Road
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
(601) 582-4890
Grades: K-8
| 529 students
Rank: #77.
Woodley Elementary School
Math: 47% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2006 O Ferrell St
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
(601) 583-8112
Grades: PK-5
| 404 students
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
North Forrest Attendance Center
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
702 Eatonville Road
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
(601) 584-6466
Grades: K-6
| 279 students
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
North Forrest High School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
693 Eatonville Road
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
(601) 545-9304
Grades: 7-12
| 352 students
Rank: #1010.
Grace Christian Elementary School
Math: 38% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2207 W 7th Street
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
(601) 583-0662
Grades: PK-5
| 419 students
Rank: #1111.
Rawls Springs Attendance Center
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
10 Archie Smith Road
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
(601) 268-2217
Grades: K-6
| 221 students
Rank: #1212.
Hawkins Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
526 Forrest Street
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
(601) 583-4311
Grades: PK-5
| 309 students
Rank: #1313.
Thames Elementary School
Math: 29% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2900 Jamestown Road
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
(601) 582-6655
Grades: PK-5
| 615 students
Rank: #1414.
Rowan Elementary School
Math: 35% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
500 Martin Luther King Drive
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
(601) 583-0960
Grades: PK-5
| 456 students
Rank: #1515.
N R Burger Middle School
Math: 42% | Reading: 29%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
174 Wsf Tatum Drive
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
(601) 582-0536
Grades: 7-8
| 561 students
Rank: #1616.
Forrest County Agricultural Hi School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
215 Old Hwy 49 East
Brooklyn, MS 39425
(601) 582-4741
Grades: 9-12
| 588 students
Rank: #1717.
Lillie Burney Steam Academy
Math: 37% | Reading: 21%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
901 Ida Avenue
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
(601) 582-5291
Grades: 6
| 310 students
Rank: #1818.
Earl Travillion Attendance Center
Math: 29% | Reading: 18%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
316 Travillion Drive
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
(601) 584-9303
Grades: K-8
| 319 students
Rank: #1919.
Hattiesburg High School
Math: 24% | Reading: 18%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
301 Hutchinson Ave
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
(601) 544-0811
Grades: 9-12
| 1,024 students
Mary Bethune Alternative
Alternative School
610 Dumas Ave
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
(601) 584-6311
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Petal Primary School
60 Herrington Road
Petal, MS 39465
(601) 554-7244
Grades: PK-2
| 973 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Forrest County, MS

Forrest County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
301 Hutchinson Ave
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
(601) 544-0811
Grades: 9
| 342 students
901 Ida Avenue
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
(601) 582-5291
Grades: PK-6
| 391 students
526 Forrest Street
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
(601) 583-4311
Grades: K-6
| 373 students
5489 Highway 42
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
(601) 583-0960
Grades: K-6
| 337 students

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