School Details

Purvis High School

Traditional Public School

220 School Street

Purvis, MS 39475

601-794-6221

Overview

Purvis High School serves 605 students in grades 9-12. This school is a traditional public school and its 2019 accountability rating was B. Per student spending for this school is $10,402.

Grades

9

10

11

12

Performance

B

2019 Accountability Rating
Mississippi Department of Education

Funding

$

Tax-Funded
$10,402/Child

Demographics

Purvis High School serves 605 students. This high-poverty school body is 85.79% White and 9.09% African-American.

School

Teachers
Total: 48
Student-Teacher Ratio: 8:1
Experienced: 75%
In-Field: 93% 
Principals
Total: 2
Experienced: 100%

Students
Total Enrollment: 605

By Grade:

  •       9: 164
  •       10: 155
  •       11: 151
  •       12: 146
  •       Other: -11

By Racial and Ethnic Composition:

  •       African-American: 9%
  •       White: 86%
  •       Two or More: 3%
  •       Other: 2%

District

Teachers
Total: 756
Student-Teacher Ratio: 7:1
Experienced: 79%
In-Field: 99% 
Principals
Total: 34
Experienced: 100%

Students
Total Enrollment: 10,298

By Grade:

  •       Pre-K: 149
  •       Special Pre-K: 24
  •       K: 715
  •       Special K: 16
  •       Special Elementary: 76
  •       1: 772
  •       2: 717
  •       3: 739
  •       4: 748
  •       5: 722
  •       6: 823
  •       7: 855
  •       8: 887
  •       9: 821
  •       10: 779
  •       11: 746
  •       12: 659
  •       Special Secondary: 61
  •       Other: -11

Community

Lamar County

Total Population: 63,343

  •       Males: 30,387
  •       Females: 32,956

Growth: 13.81%
Number of Households: 21,237
Median Income: $62,527

Race/Ethnicity Male Female Total % Change
Non-Hispanic White or Caucasian 23,351 24,571 47,922 10%
Black or African American 6,019 7,273 13,292 22%
Asian-American 425 547 972 46%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 27 27 54 135%
Native American and Alaska Native 129 90 219 59%
Hispanic American 922 922 1,844 53%
Two or more races 436 448 884 67%


Performance

Graduate Outcomes

High School Graduation Rate: 88.23%
Post Secondary Enrollment Rate: 61%
Labor Force Participation Rate: 65%

ACT

Composite Average: 17.5 (2021)
Number of Students Taking the ACT: 132 (2021)
Sub-Scores:
English: 17.1
Mathematics: 17.4
Reading: 17.5
Science: 17.4

State Testing

U.S. History Proficiency: 69.3%
Mathematics Proficiency: 56.4%
English Proficiency: 42.6%
Science Proficiency: 46.3%

Discipline

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

Funding

Purvis High School is a traditional public school funded by local, state, and federal tax dollars. Per student spending for this school is $10,402.

Total

Per-student Spending: $10,402

State/Local

Per-student Spending: $10,132

Federal

Per-student Spending: $357

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