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Avg. test scores 58%
High school dipl. 15%
Bachelors degree 19%

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
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Key findings

  • The 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%

      Canton, MS School Districts

      • Canton Public School District
      • Madison County School District

      There are a total of 10 public schools, 2 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools in Canton. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Canton, MS schools is 21%. The average student to teacher ratio is 16:1. In Canton, MS, an average of 72.2% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 70.4% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Madison, MS25,47350%2%
      Ridgeland, MS24,33831%37%
      Canton, MS13,50421%58%

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      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Havre de Grace, MD13,50553%8%
      Black Forest, CO13,50653%7%
      Artondale, WA13,50667%37%
      West Freehold, NJ13,50958%17%
      Middleburg, FL13,51157%16%
      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.