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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
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  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
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  8. Sports
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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Rankin County School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Brandon, MS. It has 18,941 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 49% of students are at least proficient in math and 49% in reading.
About Rankin County School District...
Address
1220 Apple Park Place
Brandon, MS 39042
Telephone
(601) 825-5590
Website

Rankin County School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
49%
Percent Proficient - Math
49%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1100
49 responses
Average ACT
23
1,314 responses

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
18,941
Free or Reduced Lunch
42.5%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$42,472
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.9%

Finances

Total Expenses
$159,521,000
Expenses Per Student
$9,023/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    34%
  • Other
    6%

Rankin County School District Reviews

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I have been in the Rankin County School District (RCSD) since kindergarten. I've had an excellent experience with RCSD. Every year our school district improves the rules, expectations and quality. Our academics are amazing! We are offered numerous DC and AP classes, which looks amazing on transcripts! The one thing I would change about RCSD is our dress code. As you know the South is extremely hot and humid, but we are expected to wear jeans and non-shoulder showing shirts. I want a dress code, just one thats more understanding of Mississippi weather.
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Overall, my experience at Northwest Rankin could have been better, but it wasn't awful. I had a lot of excellent teachers and a handful of not so good ones. I learned a lot about academics and life while attending school here since kindergarten. I made life long friends and two very special teachers I will never forget. I think the school definitely needs more funding and to put it into something useful to help students learn, adapt and grow more in school. They have improved tremendously over the years but there is always room for improvement. Go Cougars!
It is a prosperous school district, especially for the larger schools in the district. In some areas though, it seems that the school board favors certain schools over others, and certain schools have a poorer demographic it serves. Overall, it is a good school district, but parents need to make sure if they want better academic opportunities for their children they need to send them to one of the larger schools because the smaller schools like McLaurin, the one I go to, students will not have the same academic opportunities. If a child is interested in sports the smaller schools are better for playing time as they don't have as many students.