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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Lamar County School District is an above average, public school district located in Purvis, MS. It has 9,885 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 40% of students are at least proficient in math and 44% in reading.
About Lamar County School District...
Address
424 Martin Luther King Drive
Purvis, MS 39475
Telephone
(601) 794-1030
Website

Lamar County School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
44%
Percent Proficient - Math
40%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1170
13 responses
Average ACT
24
343 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
9,885
Free or Reduced Lunch
52.9%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$43,712
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.3%

Finances

Total Expenses
$86,435,000
Expenses Per Student
$8,795/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    58%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    5%

Lamar County School District Reviews

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Attending school in the Lamar County School District has been an overall enjoyable experience for me. The staff is extremely supportive and encouraging. I feel prepared for continuing my education. The school environment is very conducive to learning, providing the students with ample technology, counseling services, and general sources of information to be able to complete classes with passing grades. The only thing I can really say negative is that my particular school was inconsistent with some of the rules. Examples of inconsistencies are dress code, cell phone usage, and expectation levels between classes (ie. two English Composition classes or two Algebra II classes with different teachers).
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Lamar County School District is a school district like no other. Albeit small, LCSD has more than meets the eye. As a student, I have seen and appreciated this school’s heart, their support and understanding of, and their compassion for the success of each and every student that passes through their front doors.
I've been attending school at Lamar county schools since I was in kindergarten. I have nothing but good memories and happiness when I look back on my years attending Oak Grove. Lamar county school district is a very encouraging, optimistic, and welcoming school district. The district focuses on the students and their educations, not their reputation. They want the absolute best education possibly to be provided and will not stop until they've achieved this. If I could do it all again, I would still choose this school district.