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  • For the 2020 school year, there are 14 public schools in Sunflower County, MS, serving 3,833 students.
  • Sunflower County, MS public school have an average math proficiency score of 16% (versus the Mississippi public school average of 37%), and reading proficiency score of 16% (versus the 35% statewide average). Schools in Sunflower County have an average ranking in the bottom 50% of Mississippi public schools.
  • The top ranked public schools in Sunflower County, MS are A W James Elementary School, James Rosser Elementary School and Drew Hunter Middle School. Overall school rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
  • Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is more 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.

Top Sunflower County Public Schools (2020)

  • School (Math/Reading Proficiency) Location
    Grades
    Students
  • A W James Elementary School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    400 South Blvd
    Drew, MS 38737
    (662)745-8892

    Grades: PK-5 | 305 students
  • Carver Elementary School Math: 20% | Reading: 16%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    404 Jefferson Street
    Indianola, MS 38751
    (662)884-1250

    Grades: 3-6 | 615 students
  • Drew Hunter Middle School Math: 15-19% | Reading: 15-19%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    10 Swoope Road
    Drew, MS 38737
    (662)745-8940

    Grades: 6-8 | 93 students
  • East Sunflower School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 6-9%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    212 East Claiborne Street
    Sunflower, MS 38778
    (662)569-3137

    Grades: PK-5 | 171 students
  • Gentry High School Math: ≤5% | Reading: 17%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    801 B.b. King
    Indianola, MS 38751
    (662)884-1240

    Grades: 10-12 | 499 students
  • Indianola Academic Achievement Alternative School
    300 Jefferson Street
    Indianola, MS 38751
    (662)884-1278

    Grades: n/a | n/a students
  • Indianola Career & Technical Center Vocational School
    801 B.b. King Road
    Indianola, MS 38751
    (662)884-6000

    Grades: n/a | n/a students
  • Inverness School Math: 15-19% | Reading: 15-19%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    1101 Oak Street
    Inverness, MS 38753
    (662)265-5752

    Grades: PK-8 | 252 students
  • James Rosser Elementary School Math: 10-14% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    601 Ingram Street
    Moorhead, MS 38761
    (662)246-5395

    Grades: PK-5 | 182 students
  • Lockard Elementary School
    302 College Avenue
    Indianola, MS 38751
    (662)884-1260

    Grades: K-2 | 414 students
  • Robert L Merritt Junior High School Math: 12% | Reading: 13%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    705 Kinlock Road
    Indianola, MS 38751
    (662)884-1270

    Grades: 7-9 | 433 students
  • Ruleville Central Elementary School Math: 10-14% | Reading: 15-19%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    410 L F Packer Drive
    Ruleville, MS 38771
    (662)756-4276

    Grades: PK-5 | 277 students
  • Ruleville Central High School Math: 10-14% | Reading: 15-19%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    360 L F Packer Drive
    Ruleville, MS 38771
    (662)756-4757

    Grades: 9-12 | 395 students
  • Ruleville Middle School Math: 11% | Reading: 11%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    250 East Oscar St
    Ruleville, MS 38771
    (662)756-4698

    Grades: 6-8 | 197 students
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