School Details

Tupelo High School

Traditional Public School

4125 Golden Wave Drive

Tupelo, MS 38801

662-841-8970

Overview

Tupelo High School serves 1937 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 $9,323.

Grades

9

10

11

12

Performance

B

2019 Accountability Rating
Mississippi Department of Education

Funding

$

Tax-Funded
$9,323/Child

Demographics

Tupelo High School serves 1937 students. This high-poverty school body is 39.29% White and 47.55% African-American.

School

Teachers
Total: 124
Student-Teacher Ratio: 6:1
Experienced: 84%
In-Field: 98% 
Principals
Total: 5
Experienced: 100%

Students
Total Enrollment: 1,937

By Grade:

  •       9: 497
  •       10: 519
  •       11: 500
  •       12: 391
  •       Special Secondary: 30

By Racial and Ethnic Composition:

  •       Asian-American: 2%
  •       African-American: 48%
  •       Hispanic: 7%
  •       White: 39%
  •       Two or More: 4%
  •       Other: 0%

District

Teachers
Total: 500
Student-Teacher Ratio: 7:1
Experienced: 81%
In-Field: 99% 
Principals
Total: 23
Experienced: 95%

Students
Total Enrollment: 7,005

By Grade:

  •       Pre-K: 235
  •       Special Pre-K: 22
  •       K: 551
  •       Special Elementary: 54
  •       1: 514
  •       2: 508
  •       3: 498
  •       4: 523
  •       5: 492
  •       6: 564
  •       7: 538
  •       8: 545
  •       9: 497
  •       10: 519
  •       11: 500
  •       12: 391
  •       Special Secondary: 44
  •       Other: 10

Community

Lee County

Total Population: 85,436

  •       Males: 40,792
  •       Females: 44,644

Growth: 3.05%
Number of Households: 32,086
Median Income: $57,936

Race/Ethnicity Male Female Total % Change
Non-Hispanic White or Caucasian 27,633 29,459 57,092 -2%
Black or African American 12,077 14,037 26,114 14%
Asian-American 384 443 827 53%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 12 15 27 17%
Native American and Alaska Native 117 121 238 38%
Hispanic American 1,278 1,056 2,334 17%
Two or more races 569 569 1,138 27%


Performance

Graduate Outcomes

High School Graduation Rate: 88.03%
Post Secondary Enrollment Rate: 79%
Labor Force Participation Rate: 63%

ACT

Composite Average: 18.8 (2021)
Number of Students Taking the ACT: 442 (2021)
Sub-Scores:
English: 18.4
Mathematics: 18
Reading: 19.4
Science: 18.7

State Testing

U.S. History Proficiency: 58.8%
Mathematics Proficiency: 74.1%
English Proficiency: 41.7%
Science Proficiency: 52.9%

Discipline

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

Funding

Tupelo High School is a traditional public school funded by local, state, and federal tax dollars. Per student spending for this school is $9,323.

Total

Per-student Spending: $9,323

State/Local

Per-student Spending: $8,944

Federal

Per-student Spending: $294

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