Purvis High School

  • Purvis High School serves 587 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 25-29% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 37%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 50-54% (which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 35%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Mississippi state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 57%.

School Overview

  • Purvis High School's student population of 587 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 40 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students587 students
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Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Purvis High School's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Purvis High School is 0.20, 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#348 out of 840 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)25-29%
37%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)50-54%
35%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:116:1
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Hispanic
1%
4%
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Black
9%
49%
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White
89%
43%
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Two or more races
1%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Purvis High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MS.
Diversity Score0.200.58
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Graduation Rate85-89%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
39%
70%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLAMAR COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

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