301 Mamie Street
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

Hattiesburg Public School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Mississippi for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
Student Attention
Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 1%)
For the 2023 school year, there are 9 public schools serving 3,698 students in Hattiesburg Public School District. This district's average testing ranking is 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Mississippi.
Public Schools in Hattiesburg Public School District have an average math proficiency score of 25% (versus the Mississippi public school average of 35%), and reading proficiency score of 25% (versus the 35% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Mississippi public school average of 57% (majority Black).

Overview

2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (MS)
# Schools
9 Schools
1,050 Schools
# Students
3,698 Students
444,731 Students
# Teachers
312 Teachers
31,493 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1

District Rank

Hattiesburg Public School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 148 school districts in Mississippi (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 83% has increased from 76% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (MS)
Overall District Rank
#84 out of 148 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Hattiesburg Public   School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
37%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Hattiesburg Public   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 2020-21 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
35%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Hattiesburg Public   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 2020-21 school year data.
Graduation Rate
83%
88%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Hattiesburg Public   School District and public school graduation rate of MS by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.22
0.59
# American Indian Students
2 Students
3,062 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
9 Students
5,079 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
1%
# Hispanic Students
244 Students
19,443 Students
% Hispanic Students
7%
4%
# Black Students
3,260 Students
211,217 Students
% Black Students
88%
48%
# White Students
105 Students
190,886 Students
% White Students
3%
43%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
287 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
78 Students
14,757 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
77
6,013
# Students in K Grade:
323
30,770
# Students in 1st Grade:
297
32,570
# Students in 2nd Grade:
301
32,465
# Students in 3rd Grade:
230
32,408
# Students in 4th Grade:
307
33,815
# Students in 5th Grade:
275
31,823
# Students in 6th Grade:
295
35,604
# Students in 7th Grade:
288
37,079
# Students in 8th Grade:
282
37,162
# Students in 9th Grade:
266
34,756
# Students in 10th Grade:
225
33,410
# Students in 11th Grade:
220
31,384
# Students in 12th Grade:
183
28,607
# Ungraded Students:
129
6,865

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $13,486 is higher than the state median of $11,172. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $14,823 is higher than the state median of $11,286. The school district spending/student has grown by 31% over four school years.
This School District
This State (MS)
Total Revenue
$52 MM
$23 MM
This chart display total revenue of Hattiesburg Public   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in MS by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Spending
$57 MM
$23 MM
This chart display total spending of Hattiesburg Public   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in MS by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$13,486
$11,172
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Hattiesburg Public   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in MS by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Spending / Student
$14,823
$11,286
This chart display average spending per public school student in Hattiesburg Public   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in MS by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.

Best Hattiesburg Public School District Public Schools (2023)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Woodley Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2006 O Ferrell St
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
(601) 583-8112
Grades: PK-5
| 391 students
Rank: #22.
Rowan Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
500 Martin Luther King Drive
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
(601) 583-0960
Grades: PK-5
| 351 students
Rank: #33.
Grace Christian Elementary School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2207 W 7th Street
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
(601) 583-0662
Grades: PK-5
| 331 students
Rank: #44.
Thames Elementary School
Math: 22% | Reading: 31%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2900 Jamestown Road
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
(601) 582-6655
Grades: PK-5
| 488 students
Rank: #55.
N R Burger Middle School
Math: 25% | Reading: 22%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
174 Wsf Tatum Drive
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
(601) 582-0536
Grades: 7-8
| 593 students
Rank: #66.
Lillie Burney Steam Academy
Math: 22% | Reading: 23%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
901 Ida Avenue
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
(601) 582-5291
Grades: 6
| 295 students
Rank: #77.
Hattiesburg High School
Math: 27% | Reading: 20%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
301 Hutchinson Ave
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
(601) 544-0811
Grades: 9-12
| 936 students
Rank: #88.
Hawkins Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
526 Forrest Street
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
(601) 583-4311
Grades: PK-5
| 313 students
Rank: n/an/a
Mary Bethune Alternative
Alternative School
610 Dumas Ave
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
(601) 584-6311
Grades: 4-12
| n/a students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Hattiesburg Public School District?

Hattiesburg Public School District manages 9 public schools serving 3,698 students.

What is the rank of Hattiesburg Public School District?

Hattiesburg Public School District is ranked #84 out of 148 school districts in Mississippi (bottom 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of Mississippi school districts for: Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%) and Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 1%)

What is the racial composition of students in Hattiesburg Public School District?

88% of Hattiesburg Public School District students are Black, 7% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are White, and 2% of students are Two or more races.

What is the student/teacher ratio of Hattiesburg Public School District?

Hattiesburg Public School District has a student/teacher ratio of 12:1, which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 15:1.

What is Hattiesburg Public School District's spending/student ratio?

The school district's spending/student of $14,823 is higher than the state median of $11,286. The school district spending/student has grown by 31% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • District size: 9 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 3,698 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 97%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 83% (Btm 50% in MS)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 25% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 26% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MS Dept. of Education

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