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Mississippi Education Quick Facts - 2012-13


  • Mississippi has 151 school districts and 1,058 schools serving 492,847 students.
  • The total number of teachers for school year 2012-13 is 33,947.
  • Total Enrollment by Grade SY 2012-2013 (month 1)
GRADE

TOTAL ENROLLMENT

1

40836

2

37994

3

37732

4

36653

5

37324

6

37632

7

39011

8

36709

9

37770

10

34826

11

31206

12

29489

Pre-Kindergarten Special Education

1313

Kindergarten Special Education

334

Elementary Special Education

3332

Secondary Special Education

2524

Pre-Kindergarten

3997

Kindergarten

43201

Secondary GED

964

Grand Total

492847


Free and Reduced Lunch Statistics for SY 2012-13

   - Total Enrollment: 492,874
   - Paid Lunch: 139,928
   - Approved Free Lunch: 314,712
   - Approved Reduced Lunch: 38,234  
   - Free Lunch Percentage: 63.85%
   - Reduced Lunch Percentage: 7.76%

Mississippi Districts Taken Over by State

http://www.mde.k12.ms.us/conservatorship

  • In 2012, schools earning an “A” status increased by 22 percent and the number of “B” schools increased by 17 percent. Conversely, the number of “C” schools decreased by 6 percent.  More information on the 2011-12 school and district accountability results can be found here.
  • The 2011 national science assessments show Mississippi students’ scores are moving up.  Mississippi gains - 5 points - were more than double those of the nation - 2 points. The average score for Mississippi’s eighth grade students was 137 compared to the national average of 151. This was a gain from Mississippi’s average score of 132 in 2009. In 2011, 18 percent of students scored proficient and above compared to 15 percent in 2009.
  • According to the 2013 annual “State of the States” from Education Week, Mississippi  earned an “A” in academic standards, testing for student performance, and accountability standards, ranking the state 10th in the nation for high standards and measurement.

 

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