Purvis High School is an above average, public school located in Purvis, MS. It has 584 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 27% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% in reading.
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses
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Purvis High School Reviews
Although Purvis bolsters a great community with engaging staff and faculty that make lasting relationships with students, the overall curriculum for the school completely fails to prepare students for college. Too many bright students each year are swayed to not go to 4 year colleges and rightfully so. Many fellow alumni in my graduating class are not doing well in college; I know of very few that are thriving. Also, the AP curriculum and lack thereof completely fails to prepare students for entry-level courses in college. Only 4 AP classes are offered to students, far less than the average in the USA, with most students failing. Despite the negative academic aspect, the school offers a tremendous support system and fosters the creation of lifelong friendships. The extracurricular involvement at the school is tremendous and sports are pushed tremendously. Unfortunately for the future of the students, most of the school's funding for new facilities goes to athletics and not academics.
The diversity at Purvis High School is near to none at all, and the grading system, athletic opportunities, and expectations are all based on favoritism or the popularity of the child's family name. Teachers grade subjectively based on how many activities the student participates in at school, but only well-known families are accepted onto sports and extracurricular teams, so exceptions to this are minimal. Students with higher rank and higher G.P.A.'s usually have done nothing to work for those grades, and the students that do work for good grades and high rank will be purposefully placed behind more well-known students on the ranking scale. Class ranks and finalized G.P.A.'s are manually sabotaged by teachers and counselor's every single semester since the school's opening. I highly disrespect the staff and the way things are done at this school.
Attended PHS all 4 years, the administration is very involved with the students, as well as the student extracurricular activities. My teachers were very helpful, caring, and very prepared for the classroom. I played softball, and fast pitch all 4 years as well, I can definitely say I had the best coaches at PHS. Great experience overall, as well as making many life long friendships with faculty, staff, and fellow students.