Poplarville Junior Senior High School

Summary:

Poplarville Junior Senior High School is a public high school serving grades 9-12 in Poplarville, Mississippi, with a student population of 556. This school consistently ranks among the top high schools in the state, boasting a 5-star rating and impressive academic performance on state assessments.

Poplarville Junior Senior High School's academic excellence is particularly noteworthy given that it serves a predominantly low-income student population, with 99.46% of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch. The school's performance on the MAAP (Mississippi Academic Assessment Program) is significantly higher than the state averages, with 88.9% proficiency in Algebra I, 69.7% in English II, 92.1% in Biology, and 91% in U.S. History. This consistent academic achievement is a testament to the school's dedication to supporting student success.

While Poplarville Junior Senior High School outperforms nearby schools like Pearl River Central High School and Lumberton High School, it is important to consider the unique challenges faced by each school community. For example, Lumberton High School has a higher percentage of African American students and a lower student-teacher ratio, which may require different approaches to support student success. The Pearl River County School District and the Lamar County School District, which these schools are a part of, also face their own unique challenges and opportunities.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 #1 Hornet Drive
       Poplarville, MS  39470


(601) 795-8424

District: Poplarville Separate School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
3rd of 226 Mississippi High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,155 Help


Feeder schools for Poplarville Junior Senior High School:

Elementary:    Poplarville Lower Elementary School
    Poplarville Upper Elementary School
Middle:    Middle School Of Poplarville

Student/teacher ratio:  14.8 Help
Number of students:  556

Racial breakdown:

White:
84.0%
African American:
9.5%
Two or more races:
3.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  99.5% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Poplarville Junior Senior High School ranks better than 98.7% of high schools in Mississippi. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 91.53. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (84%), African American (9.5%), two or more races (3.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 99.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Poplarville Junior Senior High School is 14.8. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Poplarville Junior Senior High School is $10,155.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Poplarville Junior Senior High School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Poplarville Junior Senior High School 3rd of 226 Mississippi public high schools. (See Poplarville Junior Senior High School in the ranking list.)

Poplarville Separate School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Poplarville Separate School District 18th of 130 Mississippi school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Poplarville Junior Senior High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 75.53 20th 232 91.4%
2005 80.27 12th 232 94.8%
2006 69.79 57th 232 75.4%
2007 76.40 30th 232 87.1%
2008 75.86 40th 235 83.0%
2009 73.38 45th 235 80.9%
2010 68.06 75th 235 68.1%
2011 63.74 81st 244 66.8%
2012 75.98 41st 241 83.0%
2013 82.17 19th 238 92.0%
2014 78.22 24th 236 89.8%
2015 80.11 23rd 226 89.8%
2016 80.00 27th 231 88.3%
2017 88.20 10th 237 95.8%
2018 78.86 27th 233 88.4%
2019 84.95 17th 233 92.7%
2021 78.40 34th 231 85.3%
2022 88.79 6th 228 97.4%
2023 91.53 3rd 226 98.7%
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Data source: test scores: Mississippi Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Poplarville Junior Senior High School Test Scores
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Enrollment information for Poplarville Junior Senior High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1990 641 161 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 802
1991 621 167 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 788
1992 658 149 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 807
1993 682 149 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 833
1994 739 142 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 881
1995 685 122 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 807
1996 685 122 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 807
1997 705 125 0 0 1 n/a n/a 0 831
1998 742 136 1 1 1 n/a n/a 0 881
1999 796 127 2 1 0 n/a n/a 0 926
2000 687 105 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 792
2001 650 112 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 762
2002 485 69 2 1 0 n/a n/a 0 557
2003 485 69 2 1 0 n/a n/a 0 557
2004 457 73 4 1 0 n/a n/a 0 535
2005 483 64 4 1 0 n/a n/a 0 552
2006 509 77 1 1 0 n/a n/a 0 588
2007 565 91 1 4 0 n/a n/a 0 661
2008 563 92 2 3 0 n/a n/a 0 660
2009 551 104 3 1 0 0 0 0 659
2010 551 110 2 1 0 0 1 0 665
2011 544 104 2 2 1 0 1 0 654
2012 544 86 0 1 1 0 2 0 634
2013 516 66 2 1 1 0 2 0 588
2014 499 72 2 2 0 0 4 0 579
2015 475 74 2 1 0 0 1 0 553
2016 491 81 2 3 0 0 6 0 583
2017 482 68 1 3 2 0 7 0 563
2018 479 65 2 4 4 0 9 0 563
2019 486 62 2 6 5 1 7 0 569
2020 461 58 3 5 4 1 10 0 542
2021 421 50 2 8 2 1 14 0 498
2022 459 49 1 10 2 0 16 0 537
2023 467 53 1 13 1 0 21 0 556

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Poplarville Junior Senior High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1990 802 45.1 17.7 n/a
1991 788 41.4 19.0 n/a
1992 807 42.5 18.9 46.1
1993 833 41.3 20.2 49
1994 881 44.5 19.8 48.8
1995 807 44.2 18.3 46.7
1996 807 44.2 18.3 46.7
1997 831 44.2 18.8 46.5
1998 881 46.4 19.0 45.9
1999 926 48.3 19.2 56.8
2000 792 41.5 19.1 55.9
2001 762 44.1 17.3 58.1
2002 557 35.7 15.6 64.1
2003 557 35.7 15.6 64.1
2004 535 36.6 14.6 44.9
2005 552 35.5 15.5 57.1
2006 588 37.3 15.8 62.4
2007 661 42.1 15.7 58.4
2008 660 37.8 17.5 47.7
2009 659 40.5 16.3 60.8
2010 665 39.7 16.7 63.3
2011 654 37.2 17.5 65.4
2012 634 34.6 18.2 66.2
2013 588 36.8 15.9 63.8
2014 579 38.1 15.1 63.7
2015 553 40.0 13.8 65.5
2016 583 41.0 14.2 66.4
2017 563 44.3 12.6 60.4
2018 563 42.4 13.2 61.3
2019 569 41.5 13.6 60.1
2020 542 43.7 12.3 59.4
2021 498 35.0 14.2 99.4
2022 537 35.0 15.3 99.4
2023 556 37.3 14.8 99.5

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Poplarville Junior Senior High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1990 802 45.1 17.7 n/a
1991 788 41.4 19.0 n/a
1992 807 42.5 18.9 46.1
1993 833 41.3 20.2 49
1994 881 44.5 19.8 48.8
1995 807 44.2 18.3 46.7
1996 807 44.2 18.3 46.7
1997 831 44.2 18.8 46.5
1998 881 46.4 19.0 45.9
1999 926 48.3 19.2 56.8
2000 792 41.5 19.1 55.9
2001 762 44.1 17.3 58.1
2002 557 35.7 15.6 64.1
2003 557 35.7 15.6 64.1
2004 535 36.6 14.6 44.9
2005 552 35.5 15.5 57.1
2006 588 37.3 15.8 62.4
2007 661 42.1 15.7 58.4
2008 660 37.8 17.5 47.7
2009 659 40.5 16.3 60.8
2010 665 39.7 16.7 63.3
2011 654 37.2 17.5 65.4
2012 634 34.6 18.2 66.2
2013 588 36.8 15.9 63.8
2014 579 38.1 15.1 63.7
2015 553 40.0 13.8 65.5
2016 583 41.0 14.2 66.4
2017 563 44.3 12.6 60.4
2018 563 42.4 13.2 61.3
2019 569 41.5 13.6 60.1
2020 542 43.7 12.3 59.4
2021 498 35.0 14.2 99.4
2022 537 35.0 15.3 99.4
2023 556 37.3 14.8 99.5

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Poplarville Junior Senior High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $320 (3.2%) $9,835 (96.8%) $10,155

Data source: Mississippi Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Poplarville Junior Senior High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 17th of 233 High schoolsRanks 3rd of 226 High schools
 6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course Algebra I (Poplarville Junior Senior High School)74.488.9
 14.5%
   End of Course Algebra I (Poplarville Separate School District)74.488.9
 14.5%
   End of Course Algebra I (Mississippi)49.365.8
 16.5%
End of Course English II (Poplarville Junior Senior High School)53.769.7
 16%
   End of Course English II (Poplarville Separate School District)53.769.7
 16%
   End of Course English II (Mississippi)43.950.1
 6.2%
End of Course Biology (Poplarville Junior Senior High School)88.592.1
 3.6%
   End of Course Biology (Poplarville Separate School District)88.592.1
 3.6%
   End of Course Biology (Mississippi)57.260.9
 3.7%
End of Course U.S. History1 (Poplarville Junior Senior High School)66.691
 24.4%
   End of Course U.S. History1 (Poplarville Separate School District)66.691
 24.4%
   End of Course U.S. History1 (Mississippi)55.571.4
 15.9%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students569556
 2.3%
African American6253
 14.5%
American Indian51
 80%
Asian21
 50%
Hispanic613
 116.7%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White486467
 3.9%
Two or More Races721
 200%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients60.1%99.5%
 39.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Poplarville Junior Senior High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 556 students attended Poplarville Junior Senior High School.

Poplarville Junior Senior High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Poplarville Lower Elementary School
Elementary : Poplarville Upper Elementary School
Middle : Middle School Of Poplarville

Students at Poplarville Junior Senior High School are 84% White, 10% African American, 4% Two or more races, 2% Hispanic.

Yes! Poplarville Junior Senior High School is one of the best high schools in the state. It ranks 3rd of 226 Mississippi high schools.


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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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