West Jones High School

254 Springhill Road

Laurel, MS 39443

Tel: (601)729-8144
  • West Jones High School serves 1,333 students in grades 7-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the MS average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 54%.
  • West Jones High School operates within the Jones County School District.
  • Jones County School District's 70% graduation rate is higher than the MS state average of 64%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 1333 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 81 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 7-12
Total Students 1,333 students
West Jones High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % West Jones High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 81 teachers
West Jones High School Total Teachers (1987-2015)
Students by Grade West Jones High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.49 is more than the state average of 0.32. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MS) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 16:1
West Jones High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Asian
1%
1%
West Jones High School Asian Students (1994-2015)
Hispanic
6%
3%
West Jones High School Black Students (2005-2015)
Black
27%
49%
West Jones High School Black Students (1991-2015)
White
66%
46%
West Jones High School White Students (1991-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
West Jones High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.49 0.32
West Jones High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a n/a
West Jones High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a n/a
West Jones High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

  • Jones County School District's student population of 8,532 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 70% has increased from 68% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $7,837 in this district is less than the state average of $9,451. The district revenue/student has declined by 5% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $7,669 is less than the state average of $9,432. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Jones County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
11
5
Number of Students Managed 8,532 2,139
Jones County School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate 70% 64%
Jones County School District Graduation Rate (1992-2015)
District Total Revenue $67 MM $20 MM
Jones County School District District Total Revenue (1995-2015)
District Spending $65 MM $20 MM
Jones County School District District Spending (1995-2015)
District Revenue / Student $7,837 $9,451
Jones County School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2015)
District Spending / Student $7,669 $9,432
Jones County School District District Spending / Student (1992-2015)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

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