Pearl River Central High School

7407 Highway 11
Carriere, MS 39426
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
8/
10
Top 30%
Pearl River Central High School serves 942 students in grades 9-12.
Pearl River Central High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Mississippi for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-44% (which is approximately equal to the Mississippi state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 59% (which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Mississippi state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 56% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Pearl River Central High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Mississippi for:

School Overview

Pearl River Central High School's student population of 942 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 52 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students942 students
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Total Classroom Teachers52 teachers
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School Comparison

Pearl River Central High School is ranked within the top 30% 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 Pearl River Central High School is 0.17, 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
#198 out of 825 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
43%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
59%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
3%
4%
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Black
3%
48%
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White
91%
44%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.170.58
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Graduation Rate
90-94%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
49%
69%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePearl River County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Pearl River Central High School is Picayune Memorial High School (9.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Pearl River Central Junior High School (0.1 miles away)
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