644 South Frontage Road
Columbus, MS 39701
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
West Lowndes High School serves 264 students in grades 7-12.
West Lowndes High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Mississippi for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-44% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 15-19% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 41%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the Mississippi state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 57% (majority Black).

School Overview

West Lowndes High School's student population of 264 students has grown by 26% over five school years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
264 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
26 teachers
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School Rankings

West Lowndes High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 816 schools in Mississippi (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of West Lowndes High School is 0.04, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MS)
Overall Testing Rank
#566 out of 816 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
15-19%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
n/a
4%
Black
98%
48%
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White
1%
43%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.04
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Graduation Rate
≥80%
85%
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
99%
100%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 7-12
  • Students: 264 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥80% (Btm 50% in MS)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.04

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