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South Pontotoc High School

Traditional Public School

1523 South Pontotoc Rd

Pontotoc, MS 38863

662-489-5925

Overview

South Pontotoc High School serves 510 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 $9,869.

Grades

9

10

11

12

Performance

B

2019 Accountability Rating
Mississippi Department of Education

Funding

$

Tax-Funded
$9,869/Child

Demographics

South Pontotoc High School serves 510 students. This high-poverty school body is 84.51% White and 6.86% African-American.

School

Teachers
Total: 31
Student-Teacher Ratio: 6:1
Experienced: 84%
In-Field: 92% 
Principals
Total: 2
Experienced: 100%

Students
Total Enrollment: 510

By Grade:

  •       9: 124
  •       10: 145
  •       11: 127
  •       12: 116
  •       Other: -2

By Racial and Ethnic Composition:

  •       African-American: 7%
  •       Hispanic: 7%
  •       White: 85%
  •       Other: 2%

District

Teachers
Total: 235
Student-Teacher Ratio: 7:1
Experienced: 85%
In-Field: 96% 
Principals
Total: 12
Experienced: 100%

Students
Total Enrollment: 3,524

By Grade:

  •       K: 265
  •       Special Elementary: 35
  •       1: 289
  •       2: 270
  •       3: 277
  •       4: 233
  •       5: 246
  •       6: 274
  •       7: 268
  •       8: 277
  •       9: 263
  •       10: 285
  •       11: 268
  •       12: 243
  •       Special Secondary: 39
  •       Other: -8

Community

Pontotoc County

Total Population: 32,174

  •       Males: 15,735
  •       Females: 16,439

Growth: 7.40%
Number of Households: 11,172
Median Income: $53,272

Race/Ethnicity Male Female Total % Change
Non-Hispanic White or Caucasian 12,859 13,448 26,307 5%
Black or African American 2,418 2,614 5,032 20%
Asian-American 73 65 138 138%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 15 4 19 0%
Native American and Alaska Native 100 93 193 16%
Hispanic American 1,219 1,128 2,347 27%
Two or more races 270 215 485 31%


Performance

Graduate Outcomes

High School Graduation Rate: 84.54%
Post Secondary Enrollment Rate: 71%
Labor Force Participation Rate: 59%

ACT

Composite Average: 17.3 (2021)
Number of Students Taking the ACT: 99 (2021)
Sub-Scores:
English: 15.7
Mathematics: 16.9
Reading: 17.8
Science: 18

State Testing

U.S. History Proficiency: 62.1%
Mathematics Proficiency: 71.4%
English Proficiency: 38.1%
Science Proficiency: 58.5%

Discipline

  • In-School Suspensions: <5
  • Out-of-School Suspensions: 509
  • Expulsions: 0
  • Incidents of Violence: <10
  • Referral to Law Enforcement: 0
  • School-Based Arrests: 0

Funding

South Pontotoc High School is a traditional public school funded by local, state, and federal tax dollars. Per student spending for this school is $9,869.

Total

Per-student Spending: $9,869

State/Local

Per-student Spending: $9,375

Federal

Per-student Spending: $415

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