Rankin County School District

All
(28)
All
(28)
 
High
(8)
High
(8)
 
Middle
(8)
Middle
(8)
 
Elementary
(18)
Elementary
(18)
 
Pre-K
(3)
Pre-K
(3)
 
For the 2021 school year, there are 28 public schools in Rankin County School District, serving 19,314 students. Rankin County School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Mississippi.
Public schools in Rankin County School District have an average math proficiency score of 57% (versus the Mississippi public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 52% (versus the 39% statewide average). This district's average testing ranking is 10/10, which is in the top 10% of public schools in Mississippi.
The top ranked public schools in Rankin County School District are Northshore Elementary School, Highland Bluff Elementary School and Florence Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Mississippi public school average of 56% (majority Black).
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is less than the Mississippi public school average of 16:1.

Overview

School District NameRankin County School District
School District Websitehttp://www.rcsd.ms
School District Phone Number(601) 825-5590
School District Grades OfferedPK - 12
2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (MS)
# of Schools28 Schools1,068 Schools
# of Students19,314 Students480,718 Students
# of Teachers1,278 Teachers31,216 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio15:116:1

District Comparison

Rankin County School District, which is ranked within the top 10% of all 150 school districts in Mississippi (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-2018 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 90% has increased from 86% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictState Average (MS)
Overall Testing Rank
#13 out of 150 school districts
(Top 10%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Rankin County   School District, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
57%
43%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Rankin 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 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
57%
39%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Rankin 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 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate
90%
84%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Rankin County   School District and public school graduation rate of MS by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.460.58
# of American Indian Students19 Students3,552 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# of Asian Students324 Students5,156 Students
% Asian Students
2%
1%
# of Hispanic Students540 Students17,921 Students
% Hispanic Students
3%
4%
# of Black Students4,449 Students232,162 Students
% Black Students
23%
48%
# of White Students13,541 Students211,371 Students
% White Students
70%
44%
# of Hawaiian Students10 Students306 Students
% of Hawaiian Students
n/an/a
# of Two or more races Students431 Students10,250 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
2%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:605,730
# of Students in Kindergarten:1,38336,264
# of Students in 1st Grade:1,47736,605
# of Students in 2nd Grade:1,41836,620
# of Students in 3rd Grade:1,46838,169
# of Students in 4th Grade:1,51439,092
# of Students in 5th Grade:1,56439,023
# of Students in 6th Grade:1,51035,974
# of Students in 7th Grade:1,54036,060
# of Students in 8th Grade:1,50035,800
# of Students in 9th Grade:1,50535,864
# of Students in 10th Grade:1,41134,503
# of Students in 11th Grade:1,38332,346
# of Students in 12th Grade:1,30631,047
# of Ungraded Students:2757,621

Fiscal Data Comparison

The revenue/student of $9,310 in this school district is less than the state median of $10,773. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $9,457 is less than the state median of $10,428. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017This School DistrictThis State (MS)
Total Revenue$180 MM$22 MM
This chart display total revenue of Rankin County   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in MS by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Spending$183 MM$21 MM
This chart display total spending of Rankin County   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in MS by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$9,310$10,773
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Rankin County   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in MS by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$9,457$10,428
This chart display average spending per public school student in Rankin County   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in MS by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

Rankin County School District Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Northshore Elementary School Math: 84% | Reading: 72%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    110 Northshore Parkway
    Brandon, MS 39047
    (601) 992-5279

    Grades: K-6 | 656 students
  • Highland Bluff Elementary School Math: 69% | Reading: 63%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    5970 Highland Bluff
    Brandon, MS 39047
    (601) 992-5168

    Grades: K-6 | 787 students
  • Florence Elementary School Math: 68% | Reading: 63%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    285 Highway 469 North
    Florence, MS 39073
    (601) 845-8164

    Grades: 3-5 | 589 students
  • Brandon Middle School Math: 72% | Reading: 55%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    408 South College St.
    Brandon, MS 39042
    (601) 825-5998

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,272 student
  • Brandon High School Math: 59% | Reading: 60%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    3090 Highway 18
    Brandon, MS 39042
    (601) 825-2261

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,648 student
  • Stonebridge Elementary School Math: 64% | Reading: 55%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    115 Stonebridge Blvd.
    Brandon, MS 39042
    (601) 824-3287

    Grades: 2-3 | 808 students
  • Northwest Elementary School Math: 55% | Reading: 63%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    500 Vine Dr.
    Flowood, MS 39232
    (601) 992-0924

    Grades: K-6 | 588 students
  • Brandon Elementary School Math: 61% | Reading: 56%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    125 Overby Street
    Brandon, MS 39042
    (601) 825-4706

    Grades: 4-5 | 866 students
  • Northwest Rankin Middle School Math: 65% | Reading: 51%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    One Paw Print Place
    Flowood, MS 39232
    (601) 992-1329

    Grades: 7-8 | 957 students
  • Florence Middle School Math: 68% | Reading: 48%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    123 Beverly Drive
    Florence, MS 39073
    (601) 845-2862

    Grades: 6-8 | 589 students
  • Puckett Elementary School Math: 57% | Reading: 50%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    6382 Hwy 18
    Puckett, MS 39151
    (601) 825-6140

    Grades: K-6 | 363 students
  • Flowood Elementary School Math: 54% | Reading: 51%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    102 Winner's Circle
    Flowood, MS 39232
    (601) 992-6277

    Grades: K-6 | 661 students
  • Northwest Rankin High School Math: 49% | Reading: 55%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    5805 Highway 25
    Flowood, MS 39232
    (601) 992-2242

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,692 student
  • Oakdale Elementary School Math: 48% | Reading: 56%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    171 Oakdale Road
    Brandon, MS 39047
    (601) 992-5442

    Grades: K-6 | 620 students
  • Pisgah Elementary School Math: 48% | Reading: 47%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    125 Pisgah High Road
    Sandhill, MS 39161
    (601) 829-2937

    Grades: K-6 | 443 students
  • Richland Upper Elementary School Math: 50% | Reading: 45%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    175 Wilson Drive
    Richland, MS 39218
    (601) 939-2288

    Grades: 3-6 | 602 students
  • Pelahatchie Elementary School Math: 38% | Reading: 43%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    213-b Brooks Street
    Pelahatchie, MS 39145
    (601) 854-8060

    Grades: PK-6 | 498 students
  • Florence High School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    232 Highway 469 North
    Florence, MS 39073
    (601) 845-2205

    Grades: 9-12 | 742 students
  • Pelahatchie Attendance Center Math: 45% | Reading: 36%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    213 Brooks Street
    Pelahatchie, MS 39145
    (601) 854-8135

    Grades: 7-12 | 380 students
  • Pisgah High School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 33%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    115 Pisgah High Road
    Sandhill, MS 39161
    (601) 829-2825

    Grades: 7-12 | 395 students
  • Puckett Attendance Center Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    6382 Highway 18
    Puckett, MS 39151
    (601) 825-5742

    Grades: 7-12 | 327 students
  • Mclaurin Elementary School Math: 38% | Reading: 35%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2693 Star Road
    Florence, MS 39073
    (601) 845-2127

    Grades: PK-6 | 676 students
  • Richland High School Math: 27% | Reading: 37%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1202 Highway 49 South
    Richland, MS 39218
    (601) 939-5144

    Grades: 7-12 | 838 students
  • Mclaurin Attendance Center Math: 26% | Reading: 39%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    130 Tiger Drive
    Florence, MS 39073
    (601) 845-2247

    Grades: 7-12 | 532 students
  • Rankin County Learning Center Alternative School
    200 School Rd.
    Brandon, MS 39042
    (601) 824-0334

    Grades: n/a | n/a student
  • Richland Elementary School
    200 Spell Drive
    Richland, MS 39218
    (601) 939-4375

    Grades: PK-2 | 445 students
  • Rouse Elementary School
    151 Boyce-thompson Drive
    Brandon, MS 39042
    (601) 825-5437

    Grades: K-1 | 791 students
  • Steen's Creek Elementary School
    300 Highway 469 North
    Florence, MS 39073
    (601) 845-5724

    Grades: K-2 | 549 students
Recent Articles
Learn about why technical public high schools are earning attention for their unique career-training opportunities.
In light of an upcoming study on Montessori education in South Carolina, as well as the growing popularity of the Montessori Method in public charter schools, we’ll take a look at the principles behind Montessori education and whether it is an effective method for preparing some students for the professional world or higher education.
Some educators and community leaders are pushing for more math and science at the high school level. Is the move really necessary and if so, how do schools get students more interested in these STEM subjects?