Purvis Middle School

  • Purvis Middle School serves 399 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 57% (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 41% (which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Purvis Middle School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Mississippi for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Mississippi state level of 16:1.

Top Placements

Purvis Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Mississippi for:

School Overview

  • Purvis Middle School's student population of 399 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 26 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students399 students
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Total Classroom Teachers26 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Purvis Middle School is ranked within the top 30% of all 825 schools in Mississippi (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Purvis Middle School is 0.24, 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 School Rank#240 out of 825 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
57%
43%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
2%
4%
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Black
10%
49%
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White
85%
43%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
2%
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Diversity Score0.240.58
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Eligible for Free Lunch
44%
69%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLamar County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

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