Prentiss Senior High School (Closed 2018)

2429 Mississippi Ave
Prentiss, MS
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Prentiss Senior High School served 345 students in grades 7-12.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math was 10-14% (which was lower than the Mississippi state average of 37%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts was 16% (which was lower than the Mississippi state average of 35%) for the 2016-17 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 was lower than the Mississippi state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment was 94% of the student body (majority Black), which was higher than the Mississippi state average of 56% (majority Black).

School Overview

Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Total Students345 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Prentiss Senior High School
Total Classroom Teachers23 teachers
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Students by Grade This chart display the students of Prentiss Senior High School by grade.

School Comparison

Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MS)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
10-14%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
16%
35%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
1%
4%
Black
93%
48%
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White
6%
44%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
2%
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Prentiss Senior High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MS.
Diversity Score
0.130.58
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Graduation Rate
(16-17)
80-89%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
99%
69%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (08-09)
9%
9%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Prentiss Senior High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2008-09 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameJefferson Davis County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Prentiss Senior High School is Jdc High School (10.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is J E Johnson Elementary School (1.8 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Prentiss J E Johnson Elementary School Math: 16% | Reading: 17%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 551 students
    1.8 miles
    2429 Mississippi Ave.
    Prentiss, MS 39424
    (601) 792-4581
    1.8 K-8 551
  • Carson Jeff Davis County Vocational Technical Center Vocational School

    7.0 miles
    5080 Hwy 42
    Carson, MS 39427
    (601) 792-5005
    7 n/a n/a
  • Bassfield Jdc High School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 10-14%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 7-12 | 396 students
    10.4 miles
    891 Bass Burkett Rd, P O Box 3
    Bassfield, MS 39421
    (601) 943-5391
    10.4 7-12 396
  • Newhebron New Hebron Attendance Center Math: 41% | Reading: 29%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 338 students
    11.3 miles
    120 Golden Bear Lane
    Newhebron, MS 39140
    (601) 694-2151
    11.3 K-8 338
  • Bassfield Carver Elementary School Math: 44% | Reading: 39%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 419 students
    13.6 miles
    381 Williamsburg Rd
    Bassfield, MS 39421
    (601) 943-5251
    13.6 K-8 419
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