West Jones High School



West Jones High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

West Jones High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 242
8 256
9 229
10 207
11 197
12 190
UG 31

West Jones High School is a public high school of the Jones County School District located in Laurel, MS. It has 1,352 students in grades 7th through 12th. West Jones High School is the 15th largest public high school in Mississippi and the 3,875th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 16.1 to 1.

Total Students: 1,352
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 16.1:1
Full Time Teachers: 84.06

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West Jones High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 726
(54%)
1,953
(53%)
 Female 626
(46%)
1,748
(47%)

West Jones High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 959
(71%)
2,785
(75%)
 Black 332
(25%)
772
(21%)
 Hispanic 49
(4%)
87
(2%)
 Asian 10
(1%)
19
(1%)
 Two or More 2
(0%)
8
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
1
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
29
(1%)

West Jones High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 645
(48%)
1,847
(50%)
 Not Eligible 558
(41%)
1,454
(39%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 149
(11%)
400
(11%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

West Jones High School is ranked 25th out of 0 ranked schools in Mississippi, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of West Jones High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (58.7%) is slightly lower than the state average of 67.4%. This may indicate that the area has a lower level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

West Jones High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 1385
2006 1353
2007 1381
2008 1351
2009 1387
2010 1351
2011 1343
2012 1352

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 15.4
2006 15.4
2007 15.2
2008 14.8
2009 15.2
2010 14.8
2011 16.9
2012 16.1

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.54440433212996
2006 0.49371766444937
2007 0.51484431571325
2008 0.54922279792746
2009 0.57966834895458
2010 0.56920799407846
2011 0.58227848101266
2012 0.58727810650888

Compare West Jones High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,420.1% 14.2:1
 
1,610.0% 16.1:1
 
1,617.4% 16.2:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 46.8%
 
This School 58.7%
 
State Average 67.4%
 

Top Nearby High Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
West Jones High School
Laurel, MS
Public 07 - 12 1,352 16.1:1  
Laurel High School
Laurel, MS
Public 09 - 12 750 13.7:1 5 miles
Laurel Christian School
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Private PK - 12 539 14:1 6 miles
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Northeast Jones High School
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Public 07 - 12 1,051 15.4:1 11 miles
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Public PK - 12 797 14.6:1 15 miles
Heidelberg Academy
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Private PK - 12 165 12:1 18 miles
Sylva Bay Academy
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Private PK - 12 294 15:1 19 miles
Heidelberg High School
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