Wayne County High School

Tel: (601)735-2851
  • Wayne County High School serves 962 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 17% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 31%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 29% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 33%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Wayne County 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 top 50%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the Mississippi state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 55%.
  • Wayne County High School operates within the Wayne County School District.
  • Wayne County School District's 82% graduation rate is lower than the Mississippi state average of 83%.

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School Overview

  • Wayne County High School's student population of 962 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 61 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students962 students
Wayne County High School Total Students (1989-2016)
Gender %Wayne County High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers61 teachers
Wayne County High School Total Teachers (1989-2016)
Students by GradeWayne County High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Wayne County High School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 16:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Wayne County High School is 0.49, 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)
17%
31%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
33%
Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
Wayne County High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2016)
Asian
n/a
1%
Wayne County High School Asian Students (1996-2003)
Black
58%
49%
Wayne County High School Black Students (1989-2016)
White
42%
45%
Wayne County High School White Students (1989-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsWayne County High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownMS All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.490.31
Wayne County High School Diversity Score (1989-2016)
Graduation Rate
82%
83%
Wayne County High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
69%
Wayne County High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
5%
Wayne County High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2015)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Wayne County High School is Wayne County School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 146 school districts in Mississippi (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Wayne County School District's student population of 3,320 students has decreased by 7% over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 82% has increased from 76% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $10,851 is higher than the state average of $10,065. The district revenue/student has declined by 19% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $8,777 is less than the state average of $10,094. The district spending/student has declined by 23% over four school years.
    School District NameWayne County School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    8
    5
    Number of Students Managed3,3202,008
    Wayne County School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    22%
    31%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    25%
    33%
    District Graduation Rate
    82%
    83%
    District Total Revenue$39 MM$20 MM
    District Spending$32 MM$20 MM
    District Revenue / Student$10,851$10,065
    District Spending / Student$8,777$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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