Purvis Lower Elementary School

  • Purvis Lower Elementary School serves 436 students in grades KG-2.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the MS average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 54%.
  • Purvis Lower Elementary School operates within the Lamar County School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 436 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 27 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades KG-2
Total Students436 students
Purvis Lower Elementary School Total Students (1999-2015)
Gender %Purvis Lower Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers27 teachers
Purvis Lower Elementary School Total Teachers (1999-2015)
Students by GradePurvis Lower Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(MS) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
Purvis Lower Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1999-2015)
Asian
n/a
1%
Purvis Lower Elementary School Asian Students (2009-2011)
Hispanic
1%
3%
Purvis Lower Elementary School Black Students (2005-2015)
Black
12%
49%
Purvis Lower Elementary School Black Students (1999-2015)
White
85%
46%
Purvis Lower Elementary School White Students (1999-2015)
Two or more races
2%
1%
Purvis Lower Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2010-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsPurvis Lower Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownMS All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.270.55
Purvis Lower Elementary School Diversity Score (1999-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
47%
67%
Purvis Lower Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1999-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
8%
7%
Purvis Lower Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2015)

District Comparison

  • Lamar County School District's student population of 9,808 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $7,893 in this district is less than the state average of $9,638. The district revenue/student has declined by 9% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $7,535 is less than the state average of $9,666. The district spending/student has declined by 14% over four years.
School District NameLamar County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
16
5
Number of Students Managed9,8082,139
Lamar County School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
District Total Revenue$74 MM$20 MM
Lamar County School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$71 MM$20 MM
Lamar County School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$7,893$9,638
Lamar County School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$7,535$9,666
Lamar County School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

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