Petal school information

Average Test Scores70%53%68%
Student/Teacher ratio15:116:116:1
Total public schools589379,235
Total private schoolsn/a20624,875
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a687,965

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  • The average school test scores in Petal are 2% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 5 public schools in Petal.
  • 85.5% of people in Petal have completed 8th grade.
  • 84.6% of people in Petal have completed high school.
  • 29.2% of people in Petal have completed a bachelors degree.

Best Schools in Petal

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  • Petal Elementary1179 Hwy 42 EGrades: 03 - 04Students: 635 · Ratio: 18:1n/a
  • Petal High School1145 Highway 42 EGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,148 · Ratio: 14:1n/a
  • Petal Middle School203 Hwy. 42 EastGrades: 07 - 08Students: 598 · Ratio: 11:177
  • Petal Primary School60 Herrington RoadGrades: PK - 02Students: 944 · Ratio: 19:1n/a
  • Petal Upper Elementary School400 Hillcrest LoopGrades: 05 - 06Students: 653 · Ratio: 16:175
  • Runnelstown Elementary School9214 Highway 42Grades: KG - 08Students: 35 · Ratio: 15:157

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Education level achieved in Petal

Completed 8th grade85.5%78.1%83.8%
Completed high school84.6%76.0%82.4%
Completed some college61.2%51.7%58.4%
Completed associate degree36.8%28.9%37.2%
Completed bachelors29.2%20.4%29.3%
Completed masters12.1%7.5%11.0%
Completed professional degree4.5%2.2%3.2%
Completed doctorate2.0%0.9%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Purvis, MS1,99059%14%
New Augusta, MS76351%25%
Hattiesburg, MS46,62951%25%
Petal, MS10,67570%2%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Farmersville, CA10,67528%59%
Waynesboro, PA10,67376%12%
Burr Ridge, IL10,67890%32%
Smyrna, DE10,68175%10%
Guthrie, OK10,66878%15%
Petal, MS10,67570%2%
Source: The Petal, 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.