Canton school information

IndexCantonMississippiNational
Average Test Scores21%28%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:116:116:1
Total public schools1089379,221
Total private schools220624,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a687,963
The Canton, MS educational system consists of 10 public schools, 2 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Canton public schools have average test scores of 21% which is 26% lower than than the Mississippi average and 58% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Canton public schools is 16:1, compared to 16:1 in Mississippi and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 72.2% of students have completed 8th grade, 70.4% have completed high school, 24.7% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.1% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Canton are 58% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 10 public schools in Canton.
  • 72.2% of people in Canton have completed 8th grade.
  • 70.4% of people in Canton have completed high school.
  • 24.7% of people in Canton have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Canton

IndexCantonMississippiNational
Completed 8th grade72.2%78.6%84.3%
Completed high school70.4%76.7%83.0%
Completed some college48.9%52.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree29.4%29.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors24.7%21.0%30.3%
Completed masters10.3%7.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.1%2.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.7%0.9%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Madison, MS25,47350%2%
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Canton, MS13,50421%58%
Source: The Canton, 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.