School Details

West Jones High School

Traditional Public School

254 Springhill Road

Laurel, MS 39443

601-729-8144

Overview

West Jones High School serves 1487 students in grades 7-12. This school is a traditional public school and its 2019 accountability rating was B. Per student spending for this school is $7,384.

Grades

7

8

9

10

11

12

Performance

B

2019 Accountability Rating
Mississippi Department of Education

Funding

$

Tax-Funded
$7,384/Child

Demographics

West Jones High School serves 1487 students. This high-poverty school body is 53.19% White and 24.34% African-American.

School

Teachers
Total: 93
Student-Teacher Ratio: 6:1
Experienced: 89%
In-Field: 99% 
Principals
Total: 4
Experienced: 100%

Students
Total Enrollment: 1,487

By Grade:

  •       7: 270
  •       8: 294
  •       9: 245
  •       10: 244
  •       11: 224
  •       12: 181
  •       Special Secondary: 29

By Racial and Ethnic Composition:

  •       African-American: 24%
  •       Hispanic: 19%
  •       White: 53%
  •       Two or More: 3%
  •       Other: 1%

District

Teachers
Total: 581
Student-Teacher Ratio: 7:1
Experienced: 84%
In-Field: 99% 
Principals
Total: 24
Experienced: 100%

Students
Total Enrollment: 8,073

By Grade:

  •       Pre-K: 116
  •       Special Pre-K: 16
  •       K: 611
  •       Special K: 15
  •       Special Elementary: 83
  •       1: 586
  •       2: 607
  •       3: 574
  •       4: 570
  •       5: 557
  •       6: 623
  •       7: 662
  •       8: 684
  •       9: 633
  •       10: 604
  •       11: 569
  •       12: 502
  •       Special Secondary: 61

Community

Jones County

Total Population: 68,098

  •       Males: 33,059
  •       Females: 35,039

Growth: 0.50%
Number of Households: 25,247
Median Income: $49,115

Race/Ethnicity Male Female Total % Change
Non-Hispanic White or Caucasian 22,882 23,465 46,347 -2%
Black or African American 9,486 10,750 20,236 5%
Asian-American 145 191 336 6%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 22 9 31 11%
Native American and Alaska Native 228 247 475 23%
Hispanic American 1,745 1,452 3,197 0%
Two or more races 296 377 673 39%


Performance

Graduate Outcomes

High School Graduation Rate: 88.99%
Post Secondary Enrollment Rate: 73%
Labor Force Participation Rate: 57%

ACT

Composite Average: 17.5 (2021)
Number of Students Taking the ACT: 223 (2021)
Sub-Scores:
English: 17.5
Mathematics: 16.9
Reading: 17.6
Science: 17.6

State Testing

U.S. History Proficiency: 39.8%
Mathematics Proficiency: 51.3%
English Proficiency: 35.7%
Science Proficiency: 36.5%

Discipline

  • In-School Suspensions: 1,171
  • Out-of-School Suspensions: 641
  • Expulsions: <5
  • Incidents of Violence: <10
  • Referral to Law Enforcement: 0
  • School-Based Arrests: 0

Funding

West Jones High School is a traditional public school funded by local, state, and federal tax dollars. Per student spending for this school is $7,384.

Total

Per-student Spending: $7,384

State/Local

Per-student Spending: $7,070

Federal

Per-student Spending: $455

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