Petal High School



Petal High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Petal High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 318
10 330
11 305
12 243
UG 13

Petal High School is a public high school of the Petal School District located in Petal, MS. It has 1,209 students in grades 9th through 12th. Petal High School is the 25th largest public high school in Mississippi and the 4,727th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 13.6 to 1.

Total Students: 1,209
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 13.6:1
Full Time Teachers: 88.87

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Petal High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 620
(51%)
941
(51%)
 Female 589
(49%)
896
(49%)

Petal High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 911
(75%)
1,387
(76%)
 Black 228
(19%)
336
(18%)
 Hispanic 42
(3%)
71
(4%)
 Asian 19
(2%)
26
(1%)
 Two or More 8
(1%)
13
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
2
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
2
(0%)

Petal High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 597
(49%)
925
(50%)
 Not Eligible 532
(44%)
782
(43%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 80
(7%)
130
(7%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Petal High School is ranked 47th out of 253 ranked schools in Mississippi, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Petal High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (56.0%) is lower than the state average of 70.3%. 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.

Petal High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 1086
2006 1126
2007 1193
2008 1180
2009 1180
2010 1148
2011 1155
2012 1154
2013 1204
2014 1250
2015 1209

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 14.7
2006 13.5
2007 13.5
2008 13
2009 13.9
2010 13.9
2011 14
2012 12.9
2013 13.4
2014 13.9
2015 13.6

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.56721915285451
2006 0.44404973357016
2007 0.40737636211232
2008 0.46440677966102
2009 0.45254237288136
2010 0.47735191637631
2011 0.49004329004329
2012 0.52166377816291
2013 0.56063122923588
2014 0.5344
2015 0.55996691480562

Compare Petal High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,360.0% 13.6:1
 
1,455.1% 14.6:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 48.3%
 
This School 56.0%
 
State Average 70.3%
 

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