590 Division Street
Biloxi, MS 39530
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Nichols Elementary School serves 283 students in grades Prekindergarten-1.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 85-89% (which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 60%) for the 2009-10 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 70-74% (which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 51%) for the 2009-10 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Mississippi state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 83% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 57% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-1
  • Enrollment: 283 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 83%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 85-89%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 70-74%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MS Dept. of Education

School Overview

Nichols Elementary School's student population of 283 students has grown by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 21 teachers has grown by 31% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-1
Total Students
283 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
21 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Nichols Elementary School is 0.70, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MS)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(09-10)
85-89%
60%
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(09-10)
70-74%
51%
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
3%
1%
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Hispanic
26%
4%
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Black
45%
48%
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White
17%
43%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
99%
100%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (19-20)
5%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MS Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

85-89% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 60% MS state average), while 70-74% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% MS state average).

How many students attend Nichols Elementary School?

283 students attend Nichols Elementary School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

45% of Nichols Elementary School students are Black, 26% of students are Hispanic, 17% of students are White, 8% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are American Indian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Nichols Elementary School?

Nichols Elementary School has a student ration of 13:1, which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 14:1.

What grades does Nichols Elementary School offer ?

Nichols Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-1

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-1
  • Enrollment: 283 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 83%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 85-89%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 70-74%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MS Dept. of Education

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