Tupelo Public School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 14 public schools serving 7,077 students in Tupelo Public 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 Tupelo Public School District have an average math proficiency score of 58% (versus the Mississippi public school average of 46%), and reading proficiency score of 49% (versus the 41% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Tupelo Public School District are Pierce Street Elementary School, Rankin Elementary School and Lawhon Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Tupelo Public School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Mississippi.
Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Mississippi public school average of 56% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Tupelo Public 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%)
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Tupelo Public 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
14 Schools
1,067 Schools
# Students
7,077 Students
480,606 Students
# Teachers
478 Teachers
31,208 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1

District Rank

Tupelo Public School District, which is ranked within the top 30% 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 85% has increased from 76% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (MS)
Overall District Rank
#28 out of 146 school districts
(Top 20%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Tupelo Public   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
59%
46%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Tupelo Public   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)
49%
41%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Tupelo Public   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
85%
85%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Tupelo Public   School District and public school graduation rate of MS by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.60
0.58
# American Indian Students
3 Students
3,552 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
182 Students
5,156 Students
% Asian Students
3%
1%
# Hispanic Students
424 Students
17,921 Students
% Hispanic Students
6%
4%
# Black Students
3,642 Students
232,056 Students
% Black Students
51%
48%
# White Students
2,622 Students
211,366 Students
% White Students
37%
44%
# Hawaiian Students
1 Student
306 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
203 Students
10,249 Students
% of Two or more races Students
3%
2%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
258
5,730
# Students in K Grade:
561
36,253
# Students in 1st Grade:
539
36,587
# Students in 2nd Grade:
509
36,610
# Students in 3rd Grade:
557
38,135
# Students in 4th Grade:
502
39,071
# Students in 5th Grade:
520
39,005
# Students in 6th Grade:
502
35,974
# Students in 7th Grade:
488
36,060
# Students in 8th Grade:
515
35,800
# Students in 9th Grade:
480
35,864
# Students in 10th Grade:
559
34,503
# Students in 11th Grade:
495
32,346
# Students in 12th Grade:
440
31,047
# Ungraded Students:
152
7,621

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $11,257 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 $12,054 is higher than the state median of $10,908. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (MS)
Total Revenue
$80 MM
$22 MM
This chart display total revenue of Tupelo Public   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
$85 MM
$21 MM
This chart display total spending of Tupelo Public   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
$11,257
$11,559
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Tupelo Public   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
$12,054
$10,908
This chart display average spending per public school student in Tupelo Public   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 Tupelo Public School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Pierce Street Elementary School
Math: 68% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1008 Pierce Street
Tupelo, MS 38801
(662) 841-8940
Grades: 3-5
| 348 students
Rank: #22.
Rankin Elementary School
Math: 64% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1908 Forrest Street
Tupelo, MS 38801
(662) 841-8950
Grades: 3-5
| 428 students
Rank: #33.
Lawhon Elementary School
Math: 60% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
140 Lake Street
Tupelo, MS 38804
(662) 841-8910
Grades: 2-5
| 524 students
Rank: #44.
Lawndale Elementary School
Math: 58% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1563 Mitchell Road
Tupelo, MS 38801
(662) 841-8890
Grades: 3-5
| 419 students
Rank: #55.
Milam Elementary School
Math: 64% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
720 West Jefferson
Tupelo, MS 38804
(662) 841-8920
Grades: 6
| 519 students
Rank: #66.
Tupelo Middle School
Math: 61% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1009 Varsity Drive
Tupelo, MS 38801
(662) 840-8780
Grades: 7-8
| 1,018 students
Rank: #77.
Tupelo High School
Math: 32% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
4125 Golden Wave Drive
Tupelo, MS 38801
(662) 841-8970
Grades: 9-12
| 2,012 students
910 North Green Street
Tupelo, MS 38804
(662) 841-8870
Grades: K-1
| 277 students
1402 N Green Street
Tupelo, MS 38804
(662) 840-5237
Grades: PK
| 291 students
1201 Joyner Avenue
Tupelo, MS 38804
(662) 841-8900
Grades: K-2
| 401 students
628 Rutherford Road
Tupelo, MS 38801
(662) 844-6303
Grades: K-2
| 459 students
520 S Thomas Street
Tupelo, MS 38801
(662) 841-8960
Grades: K-2
| 381 students
Tupelo Alternative School
Alternative School
903 Fillmore Drive
Tupelo, MS 38801
(662) 841-8956
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Tupelo Lee County Vocational Technical School
Vocational School
4125 Golden Wave Drive
Tupelo, MS 38801
(662) 841-8990
Grades: n/a
| n/a students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Tupelo Public School District
  • 72 South Green Street, Tupelo, MS, 38804
  • (662) 841-8850
  • tupeloschools.com
  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 7,077 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 63%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85% (Top 50% in MS)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 59% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 49% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.60

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