Okolona High School

404 Dr. Howard Gunn Street
Okolona, MS 38860
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Okolona High School serves 322 students in grades 5-12.
Okolona High 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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30-39% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 20-24% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower 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 56% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Okolona High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Mississippi for:

School Overview

Okolona High School's student population of 322 students has declined by 22% over five school years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 5-12
Total Students322 students
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Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
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School Comparison

Okolona High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 825 schools in Mississippi (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Okolona High School is 0.04, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MS)
Overall Testing Rank
#557 out of 825 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30-39%
43%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
20-24%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
1%
4%
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Black
98%
48%
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White
1%
44%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
2%
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Diversity Score
0.040.58
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Graduation Rate
80-89%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
69%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (11-12)
8%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameOkolona Separate School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Okolona High School is Shannon High School (8.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Shannon Middle School (8.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Okolona Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Okolona Okolona Vocational Complex Vocational School

    0.0 miles
    605 North Church St
    Okolona, MS 38860
    (662) 447-3331
    0 n/a n/a
  • Okolona Okolona Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 279 students
    0.5 miles
    411 West Main Street
    Okolona, MS 38860
    (662) 447-5406
    0.5 K-5 279
  • Shannon Shannon Elementary School Math: 32% | Reading: 36%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 3-5 | 300 students
    7.2 miles
    695 Romie Hill Ave.
    Shannon, MS 38868
    (662) 767-9514
    7.2 3-5 300
  • Shannon Shannon Primary School
    Grades: K-2 | 249 students
    7.9 miles
    6408 Noah Curtis St.
    Shannon, MS 38868
    (662) 767-0135
    7.9 K-2 249
  • Shannon Shannon High School Math: 21% | Reading: 15-19%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 562 students
    8.2 miles
    218 Cherry St.
    Shannon, MS 38868
    (662) 767-9566
    8.2 9-12 562

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