Tupelo High School

4125 Golden Wave Drive

Tupelo, MS 38801
(School attendance zone shown in map)

Tel: (662)841-8970
  • Tupelo High School serves 2,010 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 35% (which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 31%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 48% (which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 33%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Tupelo High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Mississippi for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Mississippi state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Black), which is equal to the Mississippi state average of 55%.
  • Tupelo High School operates within the Tupelo Public School District.
  • Tupelo Public School District's 87% graduation rate is higher than the Mississippi state average of 83%.

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School Overview

  • Tupelo High School's student population of 2010 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 115 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,010 students
Tupelo High School Total Students (1989-2016)
Gender %Tupelo High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers115 teachers
Tupelo High School Total Teachers (1989-2016)
Students by GradeTupelo High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Tupelo High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 840 schools in Mississippi (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Tupelo High School is 0.56, which is more 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 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MS)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
31%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
33%
Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
Tupelo High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2016)
Asian
2%
1%
Tupelo High School Asian Students (1996-2016)
Hispanic
4%
3%
Tupelo High School Black Students (2006-2016)
Black
49%
49%
Tupelo High School Black Students (1989-2016)
White
45%
45%
Tupelo High School White Students (1989-2016)
Two or more races
n/a
1%
Tupelo High School Two Or More Races Students (2014-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsTupelo High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownMS All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.560.31
Tupelo High School Diversity Score (1989-2016)
Graduation Rate
88%
83%
Tupelo High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
45%
69%
Tupelo High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
Tupelo High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Tupelo High School is Tupelo Public School District, which is ranked within the top 20% of all 146 school districts in Mississippi (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Tupelo Public School District's student population of 7,146 students has decreased by 5% over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 87% has increased from 75% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $9,937 in this district is less than the state average of $10,065. The district revenue/student has declined by 6% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $9,600 is less than the state average of $10,094. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    School District NameTupelo Public School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    15
    5
    Number of Students Managed7,1462,008
    Tupelo Public School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    46%
    31%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    42%
    33%
    District Graduation Rate
    87%
    83%
    District Total Revenue$75 MM$20 MM
    District Spending$72 MM$20 MM
    District Revenue / Student$9,937$10,065
    District Spending / Student$9,600$10,094
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

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