Jackson County School District


The Jackson County School District in Mississippi is home to 13 schools, including 7 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, and 3 high schools. The district is ranked 6th out of 130 districts in the state and has a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger, indicating a strong educational system.

Several schools in the district stand out for their exceptional performance. Vancleave High School consistently ranks among the top 22 high schools in Mississippi, with a 5-star rating and the highest student-teacher ratio (16.6) among the district's high schools. East Central High School is also a top performer, ranking 11th out of 226 high schools in the state. At the middle school level, Vancleave Middle School is consistently ranked among the top 17 middle schools in Mississippi, with a 5-star rating and the lowest student-teacher ratio (14.6) in the district. Additionally, East Central Upper Elementary is ranked among the top 53 elementary schools in the state and maintains a 4-star rating.

The schools in the Jackson County School District face significant socioeconomic challenges, with all schools having very high rates of free and reduced lunch recipients, ranging from 99.15% to 99.77%. However, the district's schools generally perform well on state assessments, with many exceeding the state averages in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science. The district's ability to address these socioeconomic challenges while maintaining its strong academic performance will be crucial for the success of its students.

District Detail

 4700 Colonel Vickrey Rd.
Vancleave, MS 39565-5069

 (228) 283-3000

SchoolDigger Rank:
6th of 130 Mississippi districts

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Grades served: PK, KG-12
Students: 8,906

Primary Schools: 7
Middle Schools: 3
High Schools: 4
Alternative Schools: 0

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Mississippi Department of Education.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that boundaries are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.

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