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Avg. test scores 42%
High school dipl. 2%
Bachelors degree 2%

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
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Key findings

  • The 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%

      Hattiesburg, MS School Districts

      • Forrest County Schools
      • Hattiesburg Public School District
      • Lamar County School District

      There are a total of 21 public schools, 6 private schools and 6 post-secondary schools in Hattiesburg. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Hattiesburg, MS schools is 28%. The average student to teacher ratio is 14:1. In Hattiesburg, MS, an average of 82.5% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 81.2% have completed high school.

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      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Arnold Line, MS2,34949%0%
      Sumrall, MS1,79549%1%
      Petal, MS10,73648%3%
      Purvis, MS2,44740%18%
      Rawls Springs, MS1,24920%60%
      Hattiesburg, MS46,84628%42%

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      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      North Highlands, CA46,84126%47%
      Texas City, TX46,81161%24%
      Mentor, OH46,89680%62%
      Mansfield, OH46,90259%21%
      Middletown, CT46,93341%16%
      Hattiesburg, MS46,84628%42%
      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.