Shelby school information

IndexShelbyMississippiNational
Average Test Scores14%28%49%
Student/Teacher ratio13:116:116:1
Total public schools289379,221
Total private schoolsn/a20624,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a687,963
The Shelby, MS educational system consists of 2 public schools, n/a private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Shelby public schools have average test scores of 14% which is 51% lower than than the Mississippi average and 73% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Shelby public schools is 13:1, compared to 16:1 in Mississippi and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 65.8% of students have completed 8th grade, 62.1% have completed high school, 11.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 0.4% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Shelby are 73% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 2 public schools in Shelby.
  • 65.8% of people in Shelby have completed 8th grade.
  • 62.1% of people in Shelby have completed high school.
  • 11.2% of people in Shelby have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Shelby

IndexShelbyMississippiNational
Completed 8th grade65.8%78.6%84.3%
Completed high school62.1%76.7%83.0%
Completed some college43.2%52.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree24.9%29.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors11.2%21.0%30.3%
Completed masters5.2%7.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.4%2.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.0%0.9%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Mound Bayou, MS1,71134%32%
Cleveland, MS12,34615%69%
Drew, MS2,04410%79%
Duncan, MS38510%80%
Shelby, MS2,40114%73%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Wrangell, AK2,40143%13%
Piedmont, MO2,40141%17%
Coopersburg, PA2,40277%56%
Solon, IA2,39988%79%
Concordia, MO2,39960%21%
Shelby, MS2,40114%73%
Source: The Shelby, 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.