Water Valley High School

550 Markette Street
Water Valley, MS 38965
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Water Valley High School serves 461 students in grades 7-12.
Water Valley High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Mississippi for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 32% (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 32% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Mississippi state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 56% (majority Black).

School Overview

Water Valley High School's student population of 461 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has declined by 15% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Total Students461 students
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Total Classroom Teachers33 teachers
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School Comparison

Water Valley High School is ranked within the bottom 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 Water Valley High School is 0.54, 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
#493 out of 825 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
43%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
1%
4%
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Black
44%
48%
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White
52%
44%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.540.58
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Graduation Rate
75-79%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
57%
69%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWater Valley School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Water Valley High School is Coffeeville High School (12.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Coffeeville Elementary School (12.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Davidson Elementary School (1.1 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Water Valley Davidson Elementary School Math: 30% | Reading: 40%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 629 students
    1.1 miles
    207 Goode Street
    Water Valley, MS 38965
    (662) 473-1110
    1.1 PK-6 629
  • Coffeeville Coffeeville Elementary School Math: 27% | Reading: 17%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-7 | 337 students
    12.3 miles
    104 Davis St.
    Coffeeville, MS 38922
    (662) 675-2721
    12.3 PK-7 337
  • Coffeeville Coffeeville High School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 15-19%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 8-12 | 185 students
    12.6 miles
    16900 Okahoma Street
    Coffeeville, MS 38922
    (662) 675-8904
    12.6 8-12 185
  • Oxford Stovall Sped Complex Magnet School
    Grades: Inquire with school | 2 students
    13.9 miles
    967 Regional Center Drive
    Oxford, MS 38655
    (662) 513-7739
    13.9 Inquire with school 2
  • Oxford Oxf/laf School Of Applied Technical Vocational School

    14.8 miles
    134 Hwy 7 South
    Oxford, MS 38655
    (662) 234-9469
    14.8 n/a n/a

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