Hattiesburg school information

IndexHattiesburgMississippiNational
Average Test Scores28%28%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:116:116:1
Total public schools2189379,221
Total private schools620624,874
Total post-secondary schools6687,963
The Hattiesburg, MS educational system consists of 21 public schools, 6 private schools and 6 post-secondary schools. Hattiesburg public schools have average test scores of 28% which is 2% higher than than the Mississippi average and 42% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Hattiesburg public schools is 14:1, compared to 16:1 in Mississippi and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 82.5% of students have completed 8th grade, 81.2% have completed high school, 30.9% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 4.7% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Hattiesburg are 42% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 21 public schools in Hattiesburg.
  • 82.5% of people in Hattiesburg have completed 8th grade.
  • 81.2% of people in Hattiesburg have completed high school.
  • 30.9% of people in Hattiesburg have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Hattiesburg

IndexHattiesburgMississippiNational
Completed 8th grade82.5%78.6%84.3%
Completed high school81.2%76.7%83.0%
Completed some college62.2%52.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree38.4%29.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors30.9%21.0%30.3%
Completed masters14.4%7.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree4.7%2.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.5%0.9%1.3%

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

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Hattiesburg, MS46,84628%42%

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Source: The Hattiesburg, 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.