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State of Mississippi Summary

There are 152 districts, 1,069 public schools, and 0 charter schools in Mississippi serving 490,619 students. Financially the state of Mississippi spends approximately $9,140 per student. There are 32,007 full-time teachers receiving a total of $1,569,390,946 in salaries and $475,160,222 in total benefits. 310,834 students receive a free lunch and 37,830 receive a reduced-price lunch.
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General Information 1

Total Districts: 152
Total Schools: 1,069
Charter Schools: 0
Full-time Teachers: 32,007
Total Students: 490,619
LEP / ELL Students: 6,175
IEP Students: 63,786
Freshman Graduation Rate: 64%

Financial Information 1

Free Lunch: 310,834
Reduced Lunch: 37,830
Revenue Per Student: $9,140
Salaries: $1,569,390,946
Employee Benefits: $475,160,222

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Statewide Assessment Testing Results

Mississippi Assessment Testing Results
Test Percent Proficient
Grade 4 Math 68.80%
Grade 4 Reading 59.20%
Elementary School Science 63.40%
Grade 8 Math 72.70%
Grade 8 Reading 54.40%
Middle School Science 64.40%
High School Math 75.40%
High School Reading 59.80%
High School Science 64.00%

1. Data Sources: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Local Education Agency (School District) Universe Survey", 2008-09 v.1a, 2009-10 v.2a, 2010-11 v.2a, 2011-12 v.1a; "National Public Education Financial Survey (State Fiscal)", 2008-09 (FY 2009) v.1b, 2009-10 (FY 2010) v.1a, 2010-11 (FY 2011) v.1a; "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey", 2008-09 v.1b, 2009-10 v.2a, 2010-11 v.2a, 2011-12 v.1a; "State Dropout and Completion Data File", 2008-09 v.1a, 2009-10 v.1a; "State Nonfiscal Public Elementary/Secondary Education Survey", 2008-09 v.1c, 2009-10 v.1b, 2010-11 v.1a, 2011-12 v.1a.