Petal Middle School

  • Petal Middle School serves 625 students in grades 7-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 74% (which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 37%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 50% (which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 35%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Mississippi state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 57%.

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School Overview

  • Petal Middle School's student population of 625 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 53 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-8
Total Students625 students
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Total Classroom Teachers53 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Petal Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Petal Middle School is 0.40, which is more 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MS)
Overall School Rank#78 out of 840 schools
(Top 10%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
74%
37%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
35%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:116:1
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Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
5%
4%
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Black
16%
49%
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White
76%
43%
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Two or more races
2%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Petal Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MS.
Diversity Score0.400.31
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Eligible for Free Lunch
49%
70%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePetal Dist School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

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