South Pontotoc Elementary School

  • South Pontotoc Elementary School serves 834 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 47% (which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 37%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 41% (which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 35%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • South Pontotoc Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Mississippi for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Mississippi state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 57%.

School Overview

  • South Pontotoc Elementary School's student population of 834 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 48 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students834 students
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Gender %This chart display gender of South Pontotoc Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers48 teachers
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School Comparison

  • South Pontotoc Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% of all 835 schools in Mississippi (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of South Pontotoc Elementary School is 0.29, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.57. 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#227 out of 835 schools
(Top 30%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
37%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of South Pontotoc Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
35%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of South Pontotoc Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Mississippi by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
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Hispanic
5%
4%
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Black
9%
49%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in South Pontotoc Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
84%
43%
This chart display the percentage of White students in South Pontotoc Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
2%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in South Pontotoc Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MS.
Diversity Score0.290.57
This chart display the diversity score of South Pontotoc Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Mississippi by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
58%
70%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in South Pontotoc Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in South Pontotoc Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePontotoc Co School Dist School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

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