Picayune school information

IndexPicayuneMississippiNational
Average Test Scores26%28%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:116:116:1
Total public schools989379,221
Total private schools420624,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a687,963
The Picayune, MS educational system consists of 9 public schools, 4 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Picayune public schools have average test scores of 26% which is 8% lower than than the Mississippi average and 48% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Picayune public schools is 14:1, compared to 16:1 in Mississippi and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 78.5% of students have completed 8th grade, 77.2% have completed high school, 16.5% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 0.4% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in Picayune are 48% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 9 public schools in Picayune.
  • 78.5% of people in Picayune have completed 8th grade.
  • 77.2% of people in Picayune have completed high school.
  • 16.5% of people in Picayune have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Picayune

IndexPicayuneMississippiNational
Completed 8th grade78.5%78.6%84.3%
Completed high school77.2%76.7%83.0%
Completed some college57.9%52.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree26.2%29.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors16.5%21.0%30.3%
Completed masters3.7%7.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.4%2.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.0%0.9%1.3%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Pearl River, LA2,50468%39%
Lacombe, LA7,93068%39%
Kiln, MS1,90334%31%
Nicholson, MS2,77519%61%
Picayune, MS10,73226%48%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Petal, MS10,73648%3%
Burr Ridge, IL10,73652%5%
Arkadelphia, AR10,72829%42%
Van Wert, OH10,73867%36%
Wyandanch, NY10,72233%32%
Picayune, MS10,73226%48%
Source: The Picayune, 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.