Petal Primary School

  • Petal Primary School serves 1,011 students in grades Prekindergarten-2.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher 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 Primary School's student population of 1,011 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 60 teachers has grown by 20% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-2
Total Students1,011 students
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Gender %This chart display gender of Petal Primary School
Total Classroom Teachers60 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Petal Primary School's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Petal Primary School is 0.40, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MS)
Overall School Rank--
Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
3%
4%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Petal Primary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
16%
49%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Petal Primary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
76%
43%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Petal Primary School and the percentage of White public school students in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
5%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Petal Primary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MS.
Diversity Score0.400.58
This chart display the diversity score of Petal Primary School and the public school average diversity score of Mississippi by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
59%
70%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Petal Primary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePETAL SCHOOL DIST School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

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