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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Petal School District is a top rated, public school district located in Petal, MS. It has 4,058 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 69% of students are at least proficient in math and 55% in reading.

Petal School District Rankings

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Elementary Schools in Petal School District

High Schools in Petal School District

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
55%
Percent Proficient - Math
69%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1220
5 responses
Average ACT
25
187 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,058
Free or Reduced Lunch
59.9%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$44,826
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.7%

Finances

Total Expenses
$33,674,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,137/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    57%
  • Support Services
    34%
  • Other
    8%
Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$39,555
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$747
National
$949
Median Home Value
$114,700
National
$184,700

Petal School District Reviews

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I've put 2 girls through Petal Schools. I have great respect for all the teachers and the education my children have received. No school district is perfect, but Petal strives to be better each and every year. And Petal isn't all academics, the arts and sports are well-supported by parents and the community! So proud to be part of Petal.
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I have three children in the district, and have so far been served by each of the 3 K-6 schools. My children are academically successful, enjoying multiple activities that serve their own unique interests, and enjoy going to school everyday. I feel like we have had caring and accessible teachers each year, and that Petal maintains the safest possible environment for our students. We have been exceedingly pleased with our experience here the past six years.
The Petal School District is always putting the students and community's needs first. They strive for excellence and maintain professionalism, all balanced with growing a relationship with the students.