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Picayune Memorial High School

Traditional Public School

800 Fifth Avenue

Picayune, MS 39466

601-798-1380

Overview

Picayune Memorial High School serves 851 students in grades 9-SecondaryGed. This school is a traditional public school and its 2019 accountability rating was B. Per student spending for this school is $10,340.

Grades

9

10

11

12

SecondaryGed

Performance

B

2019 Accountability Rating
Mississippi Department of Education

Funding

$

Tax-Funded
$10,340/Child

Demographics

Picayune Memorial High School serves 851 students. This high-poverty school body is 60.75% White and 31.26% African-American.

School

Teachers
Total: 50
Student-Teacher Ratio: 6:1
Experienced: 72%
In-Field: 88% 
Principals
Total: 3
Experienced: 100%

Students
Total Enrollment: 851

By Grade:

  •       9: 267
  •       10: 212
  •       11: 181
  •       12: 178
  •       Special Secondary: 13

By Racial and Ethnic Composition:

  •       African-American: 31%
  •       Hispanic: 3%
  •       White: 61%
  •       Two or More: 4%
  •       Other: 1%

District

Teachers
Total: 243
Student-Teacher Ratio: 8:1
Experienced: 70%
In-Field: 76% 
Principals
Total: 13
Experienced: 100%

Students
Total Enrollment: 3,192

By Grade:

  •       Pre-K: 266
  •       Special Pre-K: 11
  •       K: 222
  •       Special Elementary: 19
  •       1: 202
  •       2: 222
  •       3: 188
  •       4: 239
  •       5: 203
  •       6: 245
  •       7: 241
  •       8: 268
  •       9: 267
  •       10: 212
  •       11: 181
  •       12: 178
  •       Special Secondary: 21
  •       Other: 7

Community

Pearl River County

Total Population: 55,535

  •       Males: 27,314
  •       Females: 28,221

Growth: -0.54%
Number of Households: 20,816
Median Income: $50,611

Race/Ethnicity Male Female Total % Change
Non-Hispanic White or Caucasian 23,085 23,815 46,900 -1%
Black or African American 3,320 3,519 6,839 -1%
Asian-American 109 134 243 3%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 20 29 49 44%
Native American and Alaska Native 191 214 405 24%
Hispanic American 927 878 1,805 10%
Two or more races 589 510 1,099 21%


Performance

Graduate Outcomes

High School Graduation Rate: 86.20%
Post Secondary Enrollment Rate: 69%
Labor Force Participation Rate: 54%

ACT

Composite Average: 17.5 (2021)
Number of Students Taking the ACT: 170 (2021)
Sub-Scores:
English: 17.7
Mathematics: 17
Reading: 17.6
Science: 17.3

State Testing

U.S. History Proficiency: 55.4%
Mathematics Proficiency: 53.7%
English Proficiency: 41.9%
Science Proficiency: 63.9%

Discipline

  • In-School Suspensions: 0
  • Out-of-School Suspensions: <5
  • Expulsions: <5
  • Incidents of Violence: 14
  • Referral to Law Enforcement: 0
  • School-Based Arrests: 0

Funding

Picayune Memorial High School is a traditional public school funded by local, state, and federal tax dollars. Per student spending for this school is $10,340.

Total

Per-student Spending: $10,340

State/Local

Per-student Spending: $10,029

Federal

Per-student Spending: $298

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