Top-Ranked Elementary and Middle Schools in Mississippi

U.S. News & World Report has released rankings for almost 650 K-8 public schools in Mississippi, showing the best public elementary and middle schools in the state.

The rankings, which include magnet schools, are part of a nationwide effort that ranked more than 61,000 schools across the country, using performance on state tests. The result is a set of comprehensive rankings for K-8 public schools that include information on school size, student-to-teacher ratios and other important data.

Here are the top schools in each category:

Top Elementary Schools in Mississippi

Barack H. Obama Elementary School is a K-5 magnet school in Jackson, Mississippi. It has about 230 students, 99% of whom are students of color. The student-to-teacher ratio is 16-to-1; 82% of students scored at or above the proficient level for math; and 92% did so for reading.

Bayou View Elementary School is a K-5 school in Gulfport, Mississippi, with 685 students, 27% of whom are students of color. The student-to-teacher ratio is 19-to-1; 83% of students scored at or above the proficient level for math; and 85% did so for reading.

Power APAC School is a school serving grades 4-12 in Jackson, Mississippi. It has about 160 students, 96% of whom are students of color. The student-to-teacher ratio is 14-to-1; 82% of students scored at or above the proficient level for math; and 82% did so for reading.

Madison Station Elementary School is a K-5 school in Madison, Mississippi, with about 1,040 students, 30% of whom are students of color. The student-to-teacher ratio is 18-to-1; 84% of students scored at or above the proficient level for math; and 81% did so for reading.

Northshore Elementary is a K-6 school in Brandon, Mississippi, with about 650 students, 23% of whom are students of color. The student-to-teacher ratio is 15-to-1; 87% of students scored at or above the proficient level for math; and 75% did so for reading.

To see more, review the rankings of top Mississippi elementary schools.

Top Middle Schools in Mississippi

Bailey Middle APAC School is a school serving grades 6-8 in Jackson, Mississippi. It has about 380 students, 97% of whom are students of color. The student-to-teacher ratio is 14-to-1; 77% of students scored at or above the proficient level for math; and 77% did so for reading.

Hernando Middle School is a school serving grades 6-8 in Hernando, Mississippi, with about 1,050 students, 23% of whom are students of color. The student-to-teacher ratio is 17-to-1; 82% of students scored at or above the proficient level for math; and 61% did so for reading.

North Woolmarket Elementary and Middle is a K-8 school in Biloxi, Mississippi, with about 990 students, 23% of whom are students of color. The student-to-teacher ratio is 17-to-1; 76% of students scored at or above the proficient level for math; and 68% did so for reading.

Lewisburg Middle is a school serving grades 6-8 in Olive Branch, Mississippi, with about 930 students, 16% of whom are students of color. The student-to-teacher ratio is 15-to-1; 88% of students scored at or above the proficient level for math; and 59% did so for reading.

Petal Middle School is a school serving grades 7-8 in Petal, Mississippi, with about 630 students, 31% of whom are students of color. The student-to-teacher ratio is 12-to-1; 78% of students scored at or above the proficient level for math; and 60% did so for reading.

To see more, review the rankings of top Mississippi middle schools.

For more information on Mississippi public schools, see the top Mississippi magnet elementary schools and Mississippi charter schools.

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