South Pontotoc High School

  • South Pontotoc High School serves 514 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35-39% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50-54% (which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • South Pontotoc High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Mississippi for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 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 56% (majority Black).

Top Placements

South Pontotoc High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Mississippi for:

School Overview

  • South Pontotoc High School's student population of 514 students has grown by 10% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 30 teachers has declined by 21% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students514 students
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Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
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School Comparison

  • South Pontotoc High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 825 schools in Mississippi (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of South Pontotoc High School is 0.29, 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 Testing Rank#280 out of 825 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)35-39%
43%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)50-54%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
7%
4%
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Black
8%
48%
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White
84%
44%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
2%
All Ethnic Groups This 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 Score0.290.58
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Graduation Rate85-89%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
43%
69%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePontotoc County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

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