Top 10 Best Lowndes County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 20 public schools serving 8,750 students in Lowndes County, MS (there are 7 private schools, serving 1,466 private students). 86% of all K-12 students in Lowndes County, MS are educated in public schools (compared to the MS state average of 90%).
The top ranked public schools in Lowndes County, MS are Caledonia Elementary School, Caledonia Middle School and Caledonia High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Lowndes County, MS public schools have an average math proficiency score of 31% (versus the Mississippi public school average of 35%), and reading proficiency score of 34% (versus the 35% statewide average). Schools in Lowndes County have an average ranking of 6/10, which is in the top 50% of Mississippi public schools.
Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Mississippi public school average of 57% (majority Black).

Best Lowndes County Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Caledonia Elementary School
(Math: 59% | Reading: 58%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
9509 Wolfe Road
Caledonia, MS 39740
(662) 356-2050
Grades: PK-5
| 1,049 students
Rank: #22.
Caledonia Middle School
(Math: 60% | Reading: 50%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
105 Confederate Drive
Caledonia, MS 39740
(662) 356-2042
Grades: 6-8
| 554 students
Rank: #33.
Caledonia High School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
111 Confederate Drive
Caledonia, MS 39740
(662) 356-2001
Grades: 9-12
| 641 students
Rank: #44.
New Hope Elementary School
(Math: 36% | Reading: 45%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
199 Enlow Road
Columbus, MS 39702
(662) 244-4760
Grades: PK-5
| 1,164 students
Rank: #55.
New Hope Middle School
(Math: 43% | Reading: 38%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3419 New Hope Road
Columbus, MS 39702
(662) 244-4740
Grades: 6-8
| 634 students
Rank: #66.
West Lowndes Elementary School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1000 Gilmer Wilburn Road
Columbus, MS 39701
(662) 244-5050
Grades: PK-6
| 217 students
Rank: #77.
New Hope High School
(Math: 10% | Reading: 34%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2920 New Hope Road
Columbus, MS 39702
(662) 244-4701
Grades: 9-12
| 803 students
Rank: #88.
Sale Elementary School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
520 Warpath Road
Columbus, MS 39702
(662) 241-7260
Grades: PK-5
| 254 students
Rank: #99.
West Lowndes High School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 10-14%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
644 South Frontage Road
Columbus, MS 39701
(662) 244-5070
Grades: 7-12
| 243 students
Rank: #1010.
Stokes Beard Elementary School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
311 Martin Luther King Dr.
Columbus, MS 39701
(662) 241-7270
Grades: PK-5
| 365 students
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
Cook Elementary School
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2217 N Seventh Street
Columbus, MS 39705
(662) 241-7180
Grades: PK-5
| 382 students
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
Fairview Elementary School
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
225 Airline Road
Columbus, MS 39702
(662) 241-7140
Grades: PK-5
| 271 students
Rank: #1313.
Franklin Academy
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
501 N Third Avenue
Columbus, MS 39701
(662) 241-7150
Grades: PK-5
| 264 students
Rank: #1414.
Columbus High School
(Math: 10% | Reading: 16%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
215 Hemlock Street
Columbus, MS 39702
(662) 241-7200
Grades: 9-12
| 949 students
Rank: #1515.
Columbus Middle School
(Math: 8% | Reading: 15%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
175 Highway 373
Columbus, MS 39705
(662) 241-7300
Grades: 6-8
| 728 students
Rank: n/an/a
Cmsd Alternative School
Alternative School
1425 10th Ave North
Columbus, MS 39701
(662) 241-7250
Grades: K-12
| 0 students
Rank: n/an/a
Lowndes Co Voc Complex
Vocational School
1085 Lehmberg Road
Columbus, MS 39702
(662) 244-5038
Grades: 9-12
| 0 students
Rank: n/an/a
Lowndes County Alternative School
Alternative School
3419 New Hope Road
Columbus, MS 39702
(662) 244-5060
Grades: PK-12
| 0 students
Rank: n/an/a
Mckellar Vocational Center
Vocational School
810 N Browder Street
Columbus, MS 39702
(662) 241-7290
Grades: 9-12
| 0 students
Rank: n/an/a
Ms School For Math And Science
Magnet School
5th Ave South And Mscw Dr
Columbus, MS 39701
(662) 329-7360
Grades: 11-12
| 232 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Lowndes County, MS

Lowndes County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
429 S 11th Street
Columbus, MS 39701
(662) 329-7358
Grades: K-4
| 98 students
1699 Moor High Road
Crawford, MS 39743
(662) 272-5660
Grades: 7-12
| 182 students
8731 South Frontage Road
Mayhew, MS 39753
(662) 243-1770
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
924 North 20th St
Columbus, MS 39701
(662) 241-7160
Grades: 6
| 319 students
1815 Military Rd
Columbus, MS 39701
(662) 241-7300
Grades: 7-8
| 632 students
1315 S 15th Street
Columbus, MS 39701
(662) 241-7320
Grades: K-4
| 107 students
1425 N Tenth Avenue
Columbus, MS 39701
(662) 241-7280
Grades: K-4
| 93 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Lowndes County, MS?
The top ranked public schools in Lowndes County, MS include Caledonia Elementary School, Caledonia Middle School and Caledonia High School.
How many public schools are located in Lowndes County, MS?
20 public schools are located in Lowndes County, MS.
What percentage of students in Lowndes County, MS go to public school?
86% of all K-12 students in Lowndes County, MS are educated in public schools (compared to the MS state average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in Lowndes County, MS?
Lowndes County, MS public schools minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Mississippi public schools average of 57% (majority Black).

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