West Jones Elementary School



West Jones Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

West Jones Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 173
1 146
2 154
3 154
4 153
5 135
6 148
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0
UG 26

West Jones Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Laurel, MS in the Jones County School District. It enrolls 1,089 students in grades 1st through 12th. West Jones Elementary School is the 12th largest public school in Mississippi and the 850th largest nationally. It has 18.1 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 1,089
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 18.1:1
Full Time Teachers: 60.27

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West Jones Elementary School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 554
(51%)
2,513
(52%)
 Female 535
(49%)
2,318
(48%)

West Jones Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 682
(63%)
3,291
(68%)
 Hispanic 185
(17%)
486
(10%)
 Black 176
(16%)
872
(18%)
 Two or More 39
(4%)
107
(2%)
 Asian 7
(1%)
24
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
51
(1%)

West Jones Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 651
(60%)
3,064
(63%)
 Not Eligible 333
(31%)
1,263
(26%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 105
(10%)
504
(10%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 509 ranked schools in Mississippi, West Jones Elementary School is ranked 17th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of West Jones Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (69.4%) is slightly lower than the state average of 77.0%. This may indicate that the area has a lower level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

West Jones Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 911
2006 970
2007 998
2008 970
2009 1007
2010 1030
2011 1068
2012 1058
2013 1067
2014 1074
2015 1089

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 19.8
2006 19.3
2007 19.2
2008 18.3
2009 18.3
2010 18.4
2011 18.1
2012 17.9
2013 18.6
2014 18.8
2015 18.1

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.69703622392975
2006 0.5979381443299
2007 0.61823647294589
2008 0.65154639175258
2009 0.68718967229394
2010 0.66019417475728
2011 0.68258426966292
2012 0.70037807183365
2013 0.71415182755389
2014 0.69832402234637
2015 0.69421487603306

Compare West Jones Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,535.9% 15.4:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
1,810.0% 18.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.7%
 
This School 69.4%
 
State Average 77.0%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
West Jones Elementary School
Laurel, MS
Public KG - 06 1,089 18.1:1  
South Jones Elementary School
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Public KG - 06 1,077 16.6:1 5 miles
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Private PK - 06 217 7:1 8 miles
Mason Elementary School
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Public KG - 05 509 17.2:1 8 miles
Nora Davis Magnet School
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Public PK - 05 401 18.5:1 9 miles
Glade Elementary School
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Public KG - 06 432 15.6:1 9 miles
North Jones Elementary School
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Public KG - 06 818 18.2:1 10 miles
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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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