South Pontotoc Elementary School

1523 South Pontotoc Rd
Pontotoc, MS 38863
(School attendance zone shown in map)
8/
10
Top 30%
Serving 764 students in grades Kindergarten-5, South Pontotoc Elementary School ranks in the top 30% of all schools in Mississippi for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 59% (which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 47%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 49% (which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 42%).
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Mississippi state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 57% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 764 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 21%
  • : Top 30% in MS
  • : 59% (Top 30%)
  • : 49% (Top 30%)
  • : 75-79% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MS Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

South Pontotoc Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Mississippi for:

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School Overview

South Pontotoc Elementary School's student population of 764 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 47 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
764 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
47 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

South Pontotoc Elementary School ranks within the top 30% of all 805 schools in Mississippi (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of South Pontotoc Elementary School is 0.36, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (MS)
#215 out of 805 schools
(Top 30%)
This chart displays the overall school rank of South Pontotoc Elementary School, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
59%
47%
This chart displays 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 2021-22 school year data.
49%
42%
This chart displays 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 2021-22 school year data.
75-79%
55%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of South Pontotoc Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of public schools in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
14:1
This chart displays the student teacher ratio of South Pontotoc Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Mississippi by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
8%
4%
This chart displays the percentage of Hispanic students in South Pontotoc Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
8%
47%
This chart displays 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 2021-22 school year data.
White
79%
43%
This chart displays 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 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
This chart displays the percentage of students of two or more races in South Pontotoc Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in South Pontotoc Elementary School.
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Mississippi.
0.36
This chart displays the diversity score of South Pontotoc Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Mississippi by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
100%
This chart displays 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 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (19-20)
11%
6%
This chart displays 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 2019-20 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MS Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is South Pontotoc Elementary School's ranking?
South Pontotoc Elementary School is ranked #215 out of 805 schools, which ranks it among the top 30% of public schools in Mississippi.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
59% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 47% MS state average), while 49% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 42% MS state average).
How many students attend South Pontotoc Elementary School?
764 students attend South Pontotoc Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
79% of South Pontotoc Elementary School students are White, 8% of students are Hispanic, 8% of students are Black, and 5% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of South Pontotoc Elementary School?
South Pontotoc Elementary School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 14:1.
What grades does South Pontotoc Elementary School offer ?
South Pontotoc Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5
What school district is South Pontotoc Elementary School part of?
South Pontotoc Elementary School is part of Pontotoc Co School Dist School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 764 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 21%
  • : Top 30%
  • : 59% (Top 30%)
  • : 49% (Top 30%)
  • : 75-79% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MS Dept. of Education

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