School Details

Petal High School

Traditional Public School

1145 Highway 42 E

Petal, MS 39465

601-583-3538

Overview

Petal High School serves 1167 students in grades 9-12. This school is a traditional public school and its 2019 accountability rating was A. Per student spending for this school is $9,330.

Grades

9

10

11

12

Performance

A

2019 Accountability Rating
Mississippi Department of Education

Funding

$

Tax-Funded
$9,330/Child

Demographics

Petal High School serves 1167 students. This high-poverty school body is 71.64% White and 17.40% African-American.

School

Teachers
Total: 97
Student-Teacher Ratio: 8:1
Experienced: 78%
In-Field: 93% 
Principals
Total: 3
Experienced: 100%

Students
Total Enrollment: 1,167

By Grade:

  •       9: 289
  •       10: 290
  •       11: 305
  •       12: 263
  •       Special Secondary: 20

By Racial and Ethnic Composition:

  •       African-American: 17%
  •       Hispanic: 6%
  •       White: 72%
  •       Two or More: 4%
  •       Other: 2%

District

Teachers
Total: 299
Student-Teacher Ratio: 7:1
Experienced: 74%
In-Field: 96% 
Principals
Total: 12
Experienced: 100%

Students
Total Enrollment: 4,106

By Grade:

  •       Pre-K: 37
  •       Special Pre-K: 16
  •       K: 320
  •       Special Elementary: 17
  •       1: 309
  •       2: 313
  •       3: 274
  •       4: 268
  •       5: 324
  •       6: 352
  •       7: 368
  •       8: 339
  •       9: 289
  •       10: 290
  •       11: 305
  •       12: 263
  •       Special Secondary: 22

Community

Forrest County

Total Population: 74,897

  •       Males: 35,322
  •       Females: 39,575

Growth: -0.05%
Number of Households: 28,746
Median Income: $42,082

Race/Ethnicity Male Female Total % Change
Non-Hispanic White or Caucasian 21,567 22,777 44,344 -3%
Black or African American 12,689 15,625 28,314 4%
Asian-American 409 431 840 64%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 35 27 62 -2%
Native American and Alaska Native 131 126 257 -1%
Hispanic American 1,173 1,051 2,224 -16%
Two or more races 491 589 1,080 22%


Performance

Graduate Outcomes

High School Graduation Rate: 95.08%
Post Secondary Enrollment Rate: 73%
Labor Force Participation Rate: 60%

ACT

Composite Average: 20.3 (2021)
Number of Students Taking the ACT: 288 (2021)
Sub-Scores:
English: 19.6
Mathematics: 20.4
Reading: 20.5
Science: 20

State Testing

U.S. History Proficiency: 74.7%
Mathematics Proficiency: 0%
English Proficiency: 49.8%
Science Proficiency: 69.6%

Discipline

  • In-School Suspensions: 0
  • Out-of-School Suspensions: <5
  • Expulsions: 0
  • Incidents of Violence: <10
  • Referral to Law Enforcement: 0
  • School-Based Arrests: 0

Funding

Petal High School is a traditional public school funded by local, state, and federal tax dollars. Per student spending for this school is $9,330.

Total

Per-student Spending: $9,330

State/Local

Per-student Spending: $8,978

Federal

Per-student Spending: $331

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