West Lowndes High School

644 South Frontage Road
Columbus, MS 39701
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
West Lowndes High School serves 243 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 bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20-24% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 10-14% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 35%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the Mississippi state level of 14:1.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 243 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 9:1
  • Graduation Rate
    : 80-89% (Btm 50% in MS)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MS Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

West Lowndes High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Mississippi for:

School Overview

West Lowndes High School's student population of 243 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 27 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-12
Total Students
243 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
27 teachers
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School Rankings

West Lowndes High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 805 schools in Mississippi (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of West Lowndes High School is 0.00, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (MS)
Overall Testing Rank
#591 out of 805 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20-24%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
10-14%
35%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
n/a
4%
Black
100%
47%
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White
n/a
43%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.00
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Graduation Rate
80-89%
88%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
99%
100%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (19-20)
12%
6%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MS Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is West Lowndes High School's ranking?
West Lowndes High School is ranked #591 out of 805 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Mississippi.
What schools are West Lowndes High School often compared to?
West Lowndes High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Columbus High School, Ms School For Math And Science, Caledonia High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
20-24% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MS state average), while 10-14% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 35% MS state average).
What is the graduation rate of West Lowndes High School?
The graduation rate of West Lowndes High School is 80-89%, which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 88%.
How many students attend West Lowndes High School?
243 students attend West Lowndes High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
100% of West Lowndes High School students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of West Lowndes High School?
West Lowndes High School has a student ration of 9:1, which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 14:1.
What grades does West Lowndes High School offer ?
West Lowndes High School offers enrollment in grades 7-12
What school district is West Lowndes High School part of?
West Lowndes High School is part of Lowndes Co School Dist School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 243 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 9:1
  • Graduation Rate
    : 80-89% (Btm 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MS Dept. of Education

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