Picayune Junior High School

702 Goodyear Blvd.
Picayune, MS 39466
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Picayune Junior High School serves 510 students in grades 7-8.
Picayune Junior High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Mississippi for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45% (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 27% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the Mississippi state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 56% (majority Black).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Picayune Junior High School's student population of 510 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 31 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-8
Total Students510 students
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Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
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School Comparison

Picayune Junior High School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 Picayune Junior High School is 0.53, 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
#434 out of 825 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
45%
43%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
27%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
4%
4%
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Black
31%
48%
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White
61%
44%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.530.58
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
69%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (14-15)
6%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePicayune School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Picayune Junior High School is Picayune Memorial High School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Pearl River Central Junior High School (9.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is West Side Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
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