Mississippi State Information

Where Mississippi Ranks
Mississippi National AverageRank
Education spending per student adjusted for regional cost differences (2002) $6,143 $7,734 49
Average class size for self-contained classes in elementary schools (2000) 20.4 21.2 24
Average Beginning Teacher Salary (2002-03) $26,120 $29,564 42
Average Teacher Salary (2002-03) $35,135 $45,771 48
Graduation rates (2002)
  • State overall
  • 60 %71 % 44
  • Black
  • 57 %56 %
  • Hispanic
  • -- %52 %
  • White
  • 64 %78 %
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    State Information
    Current headlines and data from each state.
    Facts At A Glance
    Governor: Haley Barbour (R)
    Education Superintendent: Hank Bounds
    Pre-K-12 Enrollment: 492,645
    No. of Districts: 152
    No. of Public Schools: 886
    No. of Public School Teachers: 31,588
    Annual Pre-K-12 Expenditures: $2.6 billion
    Student Demographics
    Students in Title I Schools: 70.5
    Students Eligible for Free/Reduced Price Lunch: 65.3%
    Students With Disabilities: 12.9%
    English-Language Learners: 0.5%

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