Petal Upper Elementary School

400 Hillcrest Loop
Petal, MS 39465
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
9/
10
Top 20%
Petal Upper Elementary School serves 612 students in grades 5-6.
Petal Upper Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Mississippi for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 69% (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 53% (which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Mississippi state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 56% (majority Black).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Petal Upper Elementary School's student population of 612 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 40 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 5-6
Total Students612 students
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Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
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School Comparison

Petal Upper Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% 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 Upper Elementary School is 0.46, 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
#87 out of 825 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
69%
43%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
2%
1%
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Hispanic
4%
4%
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Black
18%
48%
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White
71%
44%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.460.58
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Eligible for Free Lunch
52%
69%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
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 Upper Elementary School is Hattiesburg High School (3.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Petal Middle School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Hawkins Elementary School (2.2 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Petal Petal Middle School Math: 78% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: 7-8 | 619 students
    0.8 miles
    203 East Central Avenue
    Petal, MS 39465
    (601) 584-6301
    0.8 7-8 619
  • Hattiesburg Hawkins Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 309 students
    2.2 miles
    526 Forrest Street
    Hattiesburg, MS 39401
    (601) 583-4311
    2.2 PK-5 309
  • Petal Petal Primary School
    Grades: PK-2 | 973 students
    2.9 miles
    60 Herrington Road
    Petal, MS 39465
    (601) 554-7244
    2.9 PK-2 973
  • Hattiesburg Rowan Elementary School Math: 30% | Reading: 30%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 456 students
    3.0 miles
    500 Martin Luther King Drive
    Hattiesburg, MS 39401
    (601) 583-0960
    3 PK-5 456
  • Hattiesburg Hattiesburg High School Math: 14% | Reading: 20%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,024 student
    3.1 miles
    301 Hutchinson Ave
    Hattiesburg, MS 39401
    (601) 544-0811
    3.1 9-12 1,024

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