Lowndes County School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 11 public schools serving 5,408 students in Lowndes County School District. This district's average testing ranking is 9/10, which is in the top 20% of public schools in Mississippi.
Public Schools in Lowndes County School District have an average math proficiency score of 57% (versus the Mississippi public school average of 46%), and reading proficiency score of 51% (versus the 41% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Lowndes County School District are Caledonia Elementary School, Caledonia Middle School and New Hope Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Lowndes County School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Mississippi.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Mississippi public school average of 56% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Overall Rank
Highest overall rank (Top 20%)
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 20%)
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%)
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 20%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Lowndes County School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (MS)
# Schools
11 Schools
1,067 Schools
# Students
5,408 Students
480,606 Students
# Teachers
371 Teachers
31,208 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1

District Rank

Lowndes County School District, which is ranked within the top 20% of all 144 school districts in Mississippi (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 91% has increased from 85% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (MS)
Overall District Rank
#26 out of 146 school districts
(Top 20%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Lowndes County   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
57%
46%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Lowndes 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 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
41%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Lowndes 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 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
91%
85%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Lowndes County   School District and public school graduation rate of MS by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.51
0.58
# American Indian Students
5 Students
3,552 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
29 Students
5,156 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
1%
# Hispanic Students
95 Students
17,921 Students
% Hispanic Students
2%
4%
# Black Students
1,976 Students
232,056 Students
% Black Students
37%
48%
# White Students
3,228 Students
211,366 Students
% White Students
60%
44%
# Hawaiian Students
6 Students
306 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
69 Students
10,249 Students
% of Two or more races Students
1%
2%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
98
5,730
# Students in K Grade:
401
36,253
# Students in 1st Grade:
362
36,587
# Students in 2nd Grade:
383
36,610
# Students in 3rd Grade:
360
38,135
# Students in 4th Grade:
436
39,071
# Students in 5th Grade:
408
39,005
# Students in 6th Grade:
417
35,974
# Students in 7th Grade:
413
36,060
# Students in 8th Grade:
421
35,800
# Students in 9th Grade:
433
35,864
# Students in 10th Grade:
451
34,503
# Students in 11th Grade:
358
32,346
# Students in 12th Grade:
382
31,047
# Ungraded Students:
85
7,621

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $10,329 in this school district is less than the state median of $11,559. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $12,821 is higher than the state median of $10,908. The school district spending/student has declined by 23% over four school years.
This School District
This State (MS)
Total Revenue
$56 MM
$22 MM
This chart display total revenue of Lowndes County   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in MS by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$69 MM
$21 MM
This chart display total spending of Lowndes County   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in MS by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$10,329
$11,559
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Lowndes County   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in MS by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$12,821
$10,908
This chart display average spending per public school student in Lowndes County   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in MS by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best Lowndes County School District Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Caledonia Elementary School
Math: 66% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
9509 Wolfe Road
Caledonia, MS 39740
(662) 356-2050
Grades: PK-5
| 1,119 students
Rank: #22.
Caledonia Middle School
Math: 64% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
105 Confederate Drive
Caledonia, MS 39740
(662) 356-2042
Grades: 6-8
| 527 students
Rank: #33.
New Hope Elementary School
Math: 56% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
199 Enlow Road
Columbus, MS 39702
(662) 244-4760
Grades: PK-5
| 1,128 students
Rank: #44.
New Hope Middle School
Math: 60% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
462 Center Road
Columbus, MS 39702
(662) 244-4740
Grades: 6-8
| 616 students
Rank: #55.
New Hope High School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3419 New Hope Road
Columbus, MS 39702
(662) 244-4701
Grades: 9-12
| 759 students
Rank: #66.
Golden Triangle Early College
Math: 20-29% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
(1)
8731 South Frontage Road
Mayhew, MS 39753
(662) 243-1770
Grades: 9-11
| 175 students
Rank: #77.
West Lowndes Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1000 Gilmer Wilburn Road
Columbus, MS 39701
(662) 244-5050
Grades: PK-6
| 283 students
Rank: #88.
Caledonia High School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
(3)
111 Confederate Drive
Caledonia, MS 39740
(662) 356-2001
Grades: 9-12
| 578 students
Rank: #99.
West Lowndes High School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
644 South Frontage Road
Columbus, MS 39701
(662) 328-1369
Grades: 7-12
| 223 students
Lowndes County Alternative School
Alternative School
1380 Motley Road
Columbus, MS 39701
(662) 244-5060
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Lowndes County Vocational Complex
Vocational School
664 Frontage Road
Columbus, MS 39702
(662) 244-5000
Grades: n/a
| n/a students

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 5,408 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 40%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 91% (Top 20% in MS)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 57% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 51% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.51

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