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Top 10 Best Mississippi Public Schools (2024)

Mississippi is the #34 largest school system in the United States, serving 444,117 students across the 1,048 public schools for the 2024 school year (there are , serving 50,821 students). 90% of all K-12 students in Mississippi are educated in public schools (compared to national average of 90%).
The percentage of students achieving math proficiency in Mississippi is 35%. The percentage of students achieving reading proficiency is 35%.
Minority enrollment is 57% (majority Black) and the student:teacher ratio is 14:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(MS) School Average
American Indian
1%
Asian
1%
Hispanic
4%
Black
47%
White
43%
Two or more races
4%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MS.

Top Ranked Public Schools in Mississippi (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Student Proficiency
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
Laurel Magnet School Of The Arts
Magnet School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 85-89% (Top 1%)
Reading: 75-79% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-6
1125 North 5th Avenue
Laurel, MS 39440
(601) 428-7446
Rank: #22.
Bayou View Elementary School
(Math: 78% | Reading: 83%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 78% (Top 1%)
Reading: 83% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-5
4898 Washington Avenue
Gulfport, MS 39507
(228) 865-4625
Rank: #33.
Barack H Obama Elementary School
Magnet School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 75-79% (Top 1%)
Reading: 80-84% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-5
750 N Congress Street
Jackson, MS 39202
(601) 960-5333
Rank: #44.
Northshore Elementary School
(Math: 82% | Reading: 68%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 82% (Top 1%)
Reading: 68% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-5
110 Northshore Parkway
Brandon, MS 39047
(601) 992-5279
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Madison Station Elementary School
(Math: 76% | Reading: 75%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 76% (Top 5%)
Reading: 75% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-5
459 Reunion Parkway
Madison, MS 39110
(601) 856-6246
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Pineville Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 75-79% (Top 1%)
Reading: 70-74% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-6
5192 Menge Avenue
Pass Christian, MS 39571
(228) 452-4364
Rank: #77.
Mannsdale Upper Elementary School
(Math: 76% | Reading: 74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 76% (Top 5%)
Reading: 74% (Top 1%)
Grades: 3-5
371 Mannsdale Road
Madison, MS 39110
(601) 879-3433
Rank: #88.
Ocean Springs High School
(Math: 77% | Reading: 64%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 77% (Top 1%)
Reading: 64% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
6701 Old Spanish Trail
Ocean Springs, MS 39566
(228) 875-0333
Rank: #99.
Madison Avenue Upper Elementary School
(Math: 72% | Reading: 73%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 72% (Top 5%)
Reading: 73% (Top 1%)
Grades: 3-5
1209 Madison Avenue
Madison, MS 39110
(601) 856-6609
Rank: #1010.
Lizana Elementary School
(Math: 76% | Reading: 64%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 76% (Top 5%)
Reading: 64% (Top 5%)
Grades: K-6
15341 Lizana School Road
Gulfport, MS 39503
(228) 832-1592

Best Mississippi Public Schools by County (2024)

County
# Schools
# Students
% Minority
10
2,829
93%
13
5,632
27%
11
3,200
63%
17
4,650
87%
10
3,011
37%
8
2,732
84%
14
3,615
97%
7
3,711
77%
42
34,469
56%
28
16,625
57%
9
4,083
16%
5
1,378
25%
10
5,535
23%
55
32,093
53%
82
32,117
92%
9
2,502
99%
10
4,433
17%
45
22,359
41%
7
2,109
77%
20
11,344
52%
12
4,563
18%
8
2,865
83%
33
14,154
52%
16
4,173
98%
12
5,534
42%
20
8,750
62%
33
16,103
62%
11
3,515
48%
15
3,834
74%
13
4,717
40%
13
6,406
58%
9
2,772
56%
14
6,233
63%
8
1,597
27%
19
6,070
76%
14
5,770
34%
11
3,567
16%
34
22,678
37%
12
5,529
65%
6
2,475
32%
4
2,411
25%
9
2,967
57%
9
3,827
30%
7
1,667
99%
9
5,074
28%
16
6,955
68%
8
2,851
57%
10
3,494
85%

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Mississippi?
How many public schools are located in Mississippi?
1,048 public schools are located in Mississippi.
What percentage of students in Mississippi go to public school?
90% of all K-12 students in Mississippi are educated in public schools (compared to national average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in Mississippi?
Minority enrollment in Mississippi is 57% (majority Black)

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