Laurel school information

IndexLaurelMississippiNational
Average Test Scores22%28%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:116:116:1
Total public schools1889379,221
Total private schools320624,874
Total post-secondary schools2687,963
The Laurel, MS educational system consists of 18 public schools, 3 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools. Laurel public schools have average test scores of 22% which is 21% lower than than the Mississippi average and 55% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Laurel public schools is 15:1, compared to 16:1 in Mississippi and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 75.6% of students have completed 8th grade, 71.0% have completed high school, 19.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.1% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Laurel are 55% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 18 public schools in Laurel.
  • 75.6% of people in Laurel have completed 8th grade.
  • 71.0% of people in Laurel have completed high school.
  • 19.2% of people in Laurel have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Laurel

IndexLaurelMississippiNational
Completed 8th grade75.6%78.6%84.3%
Completed high school71.0%76.7%83.0%
Completed some college51.0%52.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree27.5%29.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors19.2%21.0%30.3%
Completed masters8.4%7.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.1%2.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.5%0.9%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Heidelberg, MS81533%33%
Ellisville, MS4,56125%49%
Laurel, MS18,80622%55%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Avenel, NJ18,82239%20%
Macomb, IL18,77133%32%
Mill Creek East, WA18,77177%55%
Ronkonkoma, NY18,84650%2%
East Hemet, CA18,76434%32%
Laurel, MS18,80622%55%
Source: The Laurel, 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.