Ridgeland school information

IndexRidgelandMississippiNational
Average Test Scores31%28%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:116:116:1
Total public schools489379,221
Total private schools320624,874
Total post-secondary schools2687,963
The Ridgeland, MS educational system consists of 4 public schools, 3 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools. Ridgeland public schools have average test scores of 31% which is 11% higher than than the Mississippi average and 37% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Ridgeland public schools is 16:1, compared to 16:1 in Mississippi and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 90.9% of students have completed 8th grade, 90.5% have completed high school, 50.4% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 8.6% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in Ridgeland are 37% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 4 public schools in Ridgeland.
  • 90.9% of people in Ridgeland have completed 8th grade.
  • 90.5% of people in Ridgeland have completed high school.
  • 50.4% of people in Ridgeland have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Ridgeland

IndexRidgelandMississippiNational
Completed 8th grade90.9%78.6%84.3%
Completed high school90.5%76.7%83.0%
Completed some college79.1%52.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree59.2%29.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors50.4%21.0%30.3%
Completed masters22.1%7.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree8.6%2.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.3%0.9%1.3%

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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%
Ridgeland, MS24,33831%37%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
University Park, TX24,34698%98%
Watauga, TX24,32275%52%
Chantilly, VA24,31289%81%
North Platte, NE24,31177%57%
Athens, OH24,36575%53%
Ridgeland, MS24,33831%37%
Source: The Ridgeland, 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.