Oak Forest Elementary School

1831 Smallwood Drive

Jackson, MS 39212
(School attendance zone shown in map)

Tel: (601)371-4330
  • Oak Forest Elementary School serves 400 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 18% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 31%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 19% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 33%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Oak Forest Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Mississippi for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Mississippi state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 55%.
  • Oak Forest Elementary School operates within the Jackson Public School District.

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School Overview

  • Oak Forest Elementary School's student population of 400 students has declined by 16% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 21 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students400 students
Oak Forest Elementary School Total Students (1989-2016)
Gender %Oak Forest Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers21 teachers
Oak Forest Elementary School Total Teachers (1989-2016)
Students by GradeOak Forest Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Oak Forest Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 840 schools in Mississippi (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Oak Forest Elementary School is 0.02, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.31. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MS)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
18%
31%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
19%
33%
Student : Teacher Ratio19:116:1
Oak Forest Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2016)
Hispanic
n/a
3%
Oak Forest Elementary School Black Students (2002-2014)
Black
99%
49%
Oak Forest Elementary School Black Students (1991-2016)
White
1%
45%
Oak Forest Elementary School White Students (1991-2016)
Two or more races
n/a
1%
Oak Forest Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2012-2013)
All Ethnic GroupsOak Forest Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownMS All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.020.31
Oak Forest Elementary School Diversity Score (1989-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
69%
Oak Forest Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
5%
Oak Forest Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Oak Forest Elementary School is Jackson Public School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 146 school districts in Mississippi (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Jackson Public School District's student population of 28,019 students has decreased by 5% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $9,246 in this district is less than the state average of $10,065. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $11,506 is higher than the state average of $10,094. The district spending/student has grown by 30% over four school years.
    School District NameJackson Public School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    63
    5
    Number of Students Managed28,0192,008
    Jackson Public School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    13%
    31%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    19%
    33%
    District Total Revenue$275 MM$20 MM
    District Spending$342 MM$20 MM
    District Revenue / Student$9,246$10,065
    District Spending / Student$11,506$10,094
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

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