Wayne County High School

  • 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 2015-16 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 2015-16 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 2015-16 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%.

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School Overview

  • Wayne County High School's student population of 962 students has stayed relatively flat 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
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Gender %This chart display gender of Wayne County High School
Total Classroom Teachers61 teachers
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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 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 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%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Wayne County High School and the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Mississippi by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
33%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Wayne County High School and the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Mississippi by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
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Asian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Wayne County High School and the percentage of Asian students in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2002-03 school year data.
Black
58%
49%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Wayne County High School and the percentage of Black students in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White
42%
45%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Wayne County High School and the percentage of White students in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Wayne County High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in MS.
Diversity Score0.490.31
This chart display the diversity score of Wayne County High School and the average diversity score of Mississippi by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Graduation Rate
82%
83%
This chart display graduation rate of Wayne County High School and graduation rate of Mississippi by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
69%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Wayne County High School and the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Wayne County High School and the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWayne County School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

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