Jackson school information

Average Test Scores18%28%49%
Student/Teacher ratio17:116:116:1
Total public schools6689379,221
Total private schools3120624,874
Total post-secondary schools12687,963
The Jackson, MS educational system consists of 66 public schools, 31 private schools and 12 post-secondary schools. Jackson public schools have average test scores of 18% which is 34% lower than than the Mississippi average and 63% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Jackson public schools is 17:1, compared to 16:1 in Mississippi and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 81.3% of students have completed 8th grade, 79.9% have completed high school, 26.9% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 4.2% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Jackson are 63% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 66 public schools in Jackson.
  • 81.3% of people in Jackson have completed 8th grade.
  • 79.9% of people in Jackson have completed high school.
  • 26.9% of people in Jackson have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Jackson

Completed 8th grade81.3%78.6%84.3%
Completed high school79.9%76.7%83.0%
Completed some college59.2%52.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree34.2%29.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors26.9%21.0%30.3%
Completed masters11.4%7.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree4.2%2.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.5%0.9%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Madison, MS25,47350%2%
Flowood, MS8,53246%7%
Brandon, MS23,18644%10%
Clinton, MS25,41142%14%
Pearl, MS26,34437%26%
Jackson, MS172,03918%63%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Santa Rosa, CA173,16537%24%
Rancho Cucamonga, CA173,30950%2%
Oceanside, CA173,82935%29%
Cape Coral, FL170,06358%17%
Vancouver, WA169,98241%17%
Jackson, MS172,03918%63%
Source: The Jackson, 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.