Petal High School

1145 Highway 42 E
Petal, MS 39465
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
10/
10
Top 5%
Petal High School serves 1,200 students in grades 9-12.
Petal High School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Mississippi for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 72% (which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 61% (which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Mississippi state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 56% (majority Black).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Petal High School's student population of 1,200 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 85 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Awards Blue Ribbon School (2007)
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,200 students
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Total Classroom Teachers85 teachers
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School Comparison

Petal High School is ranked within the top 5% 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 Petal High School is 0.44, 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
#36 out of 825 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
72%
43%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
61%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
2%
1%
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Hispanic
5%
4%
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Black
20%
48%
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White
72%
44%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.440.58
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Graduation Rate
89%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
45%
69%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePetal School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Petal High School is Hattiesburg High School (6.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Petal Middle School (3.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Petal Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Petal Petal Elementary School Math: 75% | Reading: 71%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: 3-4 | 664 students
    0.1 miles
    1179 Hwy 42 E
    Petal, MS 39465
    (601) 582-7454
    0.1 3-4 664
  • Petal Petal Primary School
    Grades: PK-2 | 973 students
    0.6 miles
    60 Herrington Road
    Petal, MS 39465
    (601) 554-7244
    0.6 PK-2 973
  • Petal Petal Middle School Math: 78% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: 7-8 | 619 students
    3.2 miles
    203 East Central Avenue
    Petal, MS 39465
    (601) 584-6301
    3.2 7-8 619
  • Petal Petal Upper Elementary School Math: 69% | Reading: 53%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 5-6 | 612 students
    3.3 miles
    400 Hillcrest Loop
    Petal, MS 39465
    (601) 584-7660
    3.3 5-6 612
  • Petal Runnelstown Elementary School Math: 15-19% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 236 students
    5.3 miles
    9214 Highway 42
    Petal, MS 39465
    (601) 544-2811
    5.3 K-8 236

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