Brookhaven school information

IndexBrookhavenMississippiNational
Average Test Scores21%28%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:116:116:1
Total public schools1289379,221
Total private schools320624,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a687,963
The Brookhaven, MS educational system consists of 12 public schools, 3 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Brookhaven public schools have average test scores of 21% which is 23% lower than than the Mississippi average and 56% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Brookhaven public schools is 15:1, compared to 16:1 in Mississippi and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 80.8% of students have completed 8th grade, 79.5% have completed high school, 21.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.8% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Brookhaven are 56% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 12 public schools in Brookhaven.
  • 80.8% of people in Brookhaven have completed 8th grade.
  • 79.5% of people in Brookhaven have completed high school.
  • 21.6% of people in Brookhaven have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Brookhaven

IndexBrookhavenMississippiNational
Completed 8th grade80.8%78.6%84.3%
Completed high school79.5%76.7%83.0%
Completed some college52.6%52.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree30.4%29.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors21.6%21.0%30.3%
Completed masters8.2%7.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.8%2.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.6%0.9%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Brookhaven (high school & post-secondary)

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Wesson, MS2,29530%40%
Brookhaven, MS12,41821%56%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Lakeland North, WA12,42045%9%
Elk City, OK12,42670%42%
Lakeland Highlands, FL12,42667%36%
Abbeville, LA12,40867%35%
Ottawa, KS12,43330%39%
Brookhaven, MS12,41821%56%
Source: The Brookhaven, MS education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.