Pontotoc school information

IndexPontotocMississippiNational
Average Test Scores36%28%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:116:116:1
Total public schools889379,221
Total private schoolsn/a20624,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a687,963
The Pontotoc, MS educational system consists of 8 public schools, n/a private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Pontotoc public schools have average test scores of 36% which is 29% higher than than the Mississippi average and 27% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Pontotoc public schools is 15:1, compared to 16:1 in Mississippi and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 78.0% of students have completed 8th grade, 73.6% have completed high school, 27.4% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.1% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in Pontotoc are 27% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 8 public schools in Pontotoc.
  • 78.0% of people in Pontotoc have completed 8th grade.
  • 73.6% of people in Pontotoc have completed high school.
  • 27.4% of people in Pontotoc have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Pontotoc

IndexPontotocMississippiNational
Completed 8th grade78.0%78.6%84.3%
Completed high school73.6%76.7%83.0%
Completed some college51.0%52.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree34.6%29.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors27.4%21.0%30.3%
Completed masters9.3%7.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.1%2.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.7%0.9%1.3%

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Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Blue Springs, MS25549%1%
New Houlka, MS80331%37%
Ecru, MS1,30930%39%
Pontotoc, MS5,90636%27%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Bridgewater, VA5,90687%76%
Ramblewood, NJ5,90660%21%
Cherryville, NC5,90142%14%
New Brighton, PA5,91154%9%
Norwood, PA5,90052%6%
Pontotoc, MS5,90636%27%
Source: The Pontotoc, 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.