Southaven High School

  • Southaven High School serves 1,920 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the MS average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 54%.
  • Southaven High School operates within the Desoto County School District.
  • Desoto County School District's 71% graduation rate is higher than the MS state average of 64%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 1920 students has grown by 5% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 107 teachers has grown by 25% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,920 students
Southaven High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Southaven High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 107 teachers
Southaven High School Total Teachers (1987-2015)
Students by Grade Southaven High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.59 is more than the state average of 0.32. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MS) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 16:1
Southaven High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2015)
Asian
1%
1%
Southaven High School Asian Students (1997-2015)
Hispanic
8%
3%
Southaven High School Black Students (1999-2015)
Black
46%
49%
Southaven High School Black Students (1991-2015)
White
44%
46%
Southaven High School White Students (1991-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Southaven High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
1%
1%
Southaven High School Two Or More Races Students (2014-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Southaven High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown MS All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.59 0.32
Southaven High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
49%
67%
Southaven High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
10%
7%
Southaven High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Desoto County School District's student population of 33,275 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 71% has decreased from 99% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $7,764 in this district is less than the state average of $9,526. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $7,867 is less than the state average of $9,407. The district spending/student has declined by 8% over four years.
School District Name Desoto County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
41
5
Number of Students Managed 33,275 2,139
Desoto County School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 71% 64%
Desoto County School District Graduation Rate (1993-2010)
District Total Revenue $257 MM $20 MM
Desoto County School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $260 MM $20 MM
Desoto County School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $7,764 $9,526
Desoto County School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $7,867 $9,407
Desoto County School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

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