Velma Jackson High School

2000 Loring Road, P. O. Box 12
Camden, MS 39045
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
6/
10
Top 50%
Velma Jackson High School serves 305 students in grades 9-12.
Velma Jackson High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Mississippi for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-44% (which is approximately equal to the Mississippi state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35-39% (which is approximately equal to the Mississippi state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Mississippi state level of 16:1.

Top Placements

Velma Jackson High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Mississippi for:

School Overview

Velma Jackson High School's student population of 305 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students305 students
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Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
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School Comparison

Velma Jackson 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 Velma Jackson High School is 0.00, 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
#363 out of 825 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
43%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
n/a
4%
Black
100%
48%
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White
n/a
44%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
2%
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Diversity Score
0.000.58
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Graduation Rate
85-89%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
84%
69%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMadison County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Velma Jackson High School is Canton Public High School (12.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Shirley D. Simmons Middle School (5.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Camden Elementary School (3.5 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Camden Camden Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-5 | 107 students
    3.5 miles
    4784 Hwy 43 North
    Camden, MS 39045
    (662) 468-2833
    3.5 PK-5 107
  • Canton Shirley D. Simmons Middle School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 171 students
    5.3 miles
    820 Sulphur Springs Road
    Canton, MS 39046
    (601) 855-2406
    5.3 6-8 171
  • Canton Luther Branson School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-5 | 245 students
    8.0 miles
    3903 Highway 16 E
    Canton, MS 39046
    (601) 859-2743
    8 PK-5 245
  • Goodman Goodman Pickens Elementary School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 261 students
    11.8 miles
    3877 Highway 51 South
    Goodman, MS 39079
    (662) 468-2116
    11.8 K-5 261
  • Canton Canton Public High School Math: 15-19% | Reading: 22%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 612 students
    12.4 miles
    634 Finney Road
    Canton, MS 39046
    (601) 859-5325
    12.4 9-12 612

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