Laurel school information

IndexLaurelMississippiNational
Average Test Scores22%28%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:116:116:1
Total public schools1889379,235
Total private schools320624,875
Total post-secondary schools2687,965

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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.
  • 71.2% of people in Laurel have completed 8th grade.
  • 67.1% of people in Laurel have completed high school.
  • 16.7% of people in Laurel have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Laurel

IndexLaurelMississippiNational
Completed 8th grade71.2%78.1%83.8%
Completed high school67.1%76.0%82.4%
Completed some college44.3%51.7%58.4%
Completed associate degree23.2%28.9%37.2%
Completed bachelors16.7%20.4%29.3%
Completed masters6.9%7.5%11.0%
Completed professional degree2.5%2.2%3.2%
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, MS76933%33%
Ellisville, MS4,54025%49%
Laurel, MS18,72022%55%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Dixon, CA18,71833%34%
Oxon Hill, MD18,72334%31%
Fairmont, WV18,74645%9%
Sherwood, OR18,68770%43%
Pinole, CA18,75429%41%
Laurel, MS18,72022%55%
Source: The Laurel, MS education data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau 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.