Top 5 Best Perry County Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 8 public schools serving 1,712 students in Perry County, MS. Perry County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Mississippi.
The top ranked public schools in Perry County, MS are South Perry Elementary School, Richton Elementary School and Runnelstown Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Perry County, MS public schools have an average math proficiency score of 38% (versus the Mississippi public school average of 46%), and reading proficiency score of 35% (versus the 41% statewide average). Schools in Perry County have an average ranking of 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Mississippi public schools.
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Mississippi public school average of 56% (majority Black).

Best Perry County Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
South Perry Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1300 Beaumont
Beaumont, MS 39423
(601) 784-3393
Grades: K-8
| 282 students
Rank: #22.
Richton Elementary School
Math: 55% | Reading: 33%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
701 Elm Avenue, P.o. Box 568
Richton, MS 39476
(601) 788-6975
Grades: K-6
| 388 students
Rank: #33.
Runnelstown Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
9214 Highway 42
Petal, MS 39465
(601) 544-2811
Grades: K-8
| 236 students
Rank: #44.
Perry Central High School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
9899 Hwy 98 East
New Augusta, MS 39462
(601) 964-3235
Grades: 9-12
| 277 students
Rank: #55.
Perry Central Middle School
Math: 37% | Reading: 28%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
100 8th Ave. South
New Augusta, MS 39462
(601) 964-3226
Grades: K-8
| 236 students
Rank: #66.
Richton High School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
701 Elm Avenue
Richton, MS 39476
(601) 788-9608
Grades: 7-12
| 293 students
Perry County Alternative Center
Alternative School
9899 Hwy 98 East
New Augusta, MS 39462
(601) 964-3235
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Perry County Vocational Complex
Vocational School
9899 A Hwy 98 East, Po Box 13
New Augusta, MS 39462
(601) 964-8282
Grades: n/a
| n/a students

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