South Pontotoc High School

  • South Pontotoc High School serves 479 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 45-49% (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 55-59% (which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 35%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Mississippi state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 57%.

School Overview

  • South Pontotoc High School's student population of 479 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 27 teachers has declined by 18% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students479 students
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Total Classroom Teachers27 teachers
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School Comparison

  • South Pontotoc High School's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of South Pontotoc High School is 0.30, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.31. 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#44 out of 840 schools
(Top 10%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)45-49%
37%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)55-59%
35%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:116:1
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Hispanic
8%
4%
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Black
9%
49%
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White
83%
43%
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Two or more races
n/a
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in South Pontotoc High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MS.
Diversity Score0.300.31
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Graduation Rate75-79%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
44%
70%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePontotoc Co Dist School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

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