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Lamar County School District


Lamar County School District is located in south Mississippi. Lamar County School District has 429.95 square miles of land area and 3.14 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Lamar County School District population is 52,153. Lamar County School District median household income is $55,448 in 2010-2014. Lamar County School District median house value is $167,100 in 2010-2014. On average, Lamar County School District is much better than the state average in quality.

Ranking: (10 out of 148, top 7%)*
Type:Regular Local School District
Grade:Prekindergarten to Grade 12
Number of Schools:16
Population52,153 (2010-2014), rank #6
Population Growth29.25% since 2005-2009, see rank
Population Density:120.42/sq mi, rank #43
Median Household Income:$55,448 at 2010-2014—7.63% increase since 2005-2009, rank #6
Median House Price:$167,100 at 2010-2014—9.72% increase since 2005-2009, rank #4
Time Zone:Central GMT -6:00 with Daylight Saving in the Summer
Land Area:429.95 sq mi, rank #48
Water Area:3.14 sq mi (0.72%), rank #57
County:Lamar County
City:Hattiesburg, Sumrall, Arnold Line, Lumberton, Columbia, Purvis, West Hattiesburg
Zip:39402, 39482, 39455, 39429, 39475
Area:Hattiesburg, MS
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Lamar County School District Map, Border, and Nearby Locations

424 Martin Luther King Dr
Purvis MS, 39475, Lamar County
Phone: 601-794-1030

Students and Teachers

      2013-2014         2012-2013         2011-2012         2010-2011         2009-2010         2008-2009         2007-2008    
Total Students:9,5699,4049,2519,0228,6068,2157,853
English Language Learner Students:23720313812112217590
Total Teachers:612.95618.04588.32576.74571.27563.50553.00
Total Other Staff:683.36661.80640.38606.23636.51638.30621.00
Instructional Aides:156.17163.56148.51141.57150.99142.60149.00
Instructional Coordinators & Supervisors:13.0511.089.916.459.6011.3010.60
Total Guidance Counselors:22.0020.7118.4616.9517.4432.2018.30
Elementary Guidance Counselors:9.679.088.657.628.948.309.60
Secondary Guidance Counselors:12.3311.639.819.338.507.808.70
Other Guidance Counselors:NANANANANA16.10NA
Librarians/Media Specialists:14.4413.4013.3413.6613.4513.0013.90
Library/Media Support:
District Administrators:8.939.029.989.329.959.209.50
District Administrative Support:33.2736.7337.9035.0030.0431.0028.60
School Administrators:28.8426.5726.0326.6528.5629.2028.90
School Administrative Support:68.4862.4162.1658.2962.5661.4060.40
Student Support Services:67.2958.0153.2354.8254.8056.2059.20
Other Support Services:267.89257.31256.86237.52250.12244.20234.60
Student-Teacher Ratio:15.6115.2215.7215.6415.0614.5814.20


BaxtervillePrekindergarten to Grade 8   5531 Hwy 11, Lumberton MS 39455
Jefferson/Todd Alternative Program Grade 5 to Grade 12   424 Martin Luther King Dr, Purvis MS 39475
Lamar Co Vocational Technology Center Grade 9 to Grade 12   41 College Dr, Purvis MS 39475
Longleaf Kindergarten to Grade 5   5279 West 4th St, Hattiesburg MS 39402
Oak Grove High School Grade 9 to Grade 12   5198 Old Hwy11, Hattiesburg MS 39402
Oak Grove LowerGrade 2 to Grade 3   1762 Old Hwy 24, Hattiesburg MS 39402
Oak Grove MiddleGrade 6 to Grade 8   2543 Old Hwy24, Hattiesburg MS 39402
Oak Grove Primary Kindergarten to Grade 1   70 Leaf Ln, Hattiesburg MS 39402
Oak Grove Upper ElementaryGrade 4 to Grade 5   1760 Old Hwy 24, Hattiesburg MS 39402
Purvis High School Grade 9 to Grade 12   220 School St, Purvis MS 39475
Purvis LowerKindergarten to Grade 2   5976 U.S. Hwy 11, Purvis MS 39475
Purvis MiddleGrade 6 to Grade 8   213 School St, Purvis MS 39475
Purvis UpperGrade 3 to Grade 5   310 Mitchell, Purvis MS 39475
Sumrall ElementaryKindergarten to Grade 5   Hwy. 42, Sumrall MS 39482
Sumrall High Grade 9 to Grade 12   198 Center Ave, Sumrall MS 39482
Sumrall MiddleGrade 6 to Grade 8   Hwy 42, Sumrall MS 39482

Test Performance

YearTestGradeMeasurementScoreState Average
MCT2 Test
2008Language Arts3rd GradeMean Scaled Score151.5149.3
2009Language Arts3rd GradeMean Scaled Score152.7148.7
2010Language Arts3rd GradeMean Scaled Score152.7149
2011Language Arts3rd GradeMean Scaled Score153.2149.8
2012Language Arts3rd GradeMean Scaled Score152.5150.2
2013Language Arts3rd GradeMean Scaled Score153.4151
2008Mathematics3rd GradeMean Scaled Score152.1150.6
2009Mathematics3rd GradeMean Scaled Score155.4151
2010Mathematics3rd GradeMean Scaled Score155.9152.1
2011Mathematics3rd GradeMean Scaled Score156.4153.3
2012Mathematics3rd GradeMean Scaled Score156.1154.1
2013Mathematics3rd GradeMean Scaled Score157.1154.2
2008Language Arts4th GradeMean Scaled Score152148.8
2009Language Arts4th GradeMean Scaled Score151.5149.2
2010Language Arts4th GradeMean Scaled Score152.1149.5
2011Language Arts4th GradeMean Scaled Score153.2149.6
2012Language Arts4th GradeMean Scaled Score152.7151
2013Language Arts4th GradeMean Scaled Score153.9151.8
2008Mathematics4th GradeMean Scaled Score154.1150.5
2009Mathematics4th GradeMean Scaled Score153.1151.1
2010Mathematics4th GradeMean Scaled Score154151.5
2011Mathematics4th GradeMean Scaled Score154.1151.7
2012Mathematics4th GradeMean Scaled Score154.8152.8
2013Mathematics4th GradeMean Scaled Score156.1154.1
2008Language Arts5th GradeMean Scaled Score153.4148.5
2009Language Arts5th GradeMean Scaled Score153.5148.7
2010Language Arts5th GradeMean Scaled Score152.4148.8
2011Language Arts5th GradeMean Scaled Score154148.9
2012Language Arts5th GradeMean Scaled Score156.2149.9
2013Language Arts5th GradeMean Scaled Score155.4150.8
2008Mathematics5th GradeMean Scaled Score155.3149.8
2009Mathematics5th GradeMean Scaled Score155.5150.2
2010Mathematics5th GradeMean Scaled Score155.9151.3
2011Mathematics5th GradeMean Scaled Score156.9151.4
2012Mathematics5th GradeMean Scaled Score157.1152.3
2013Mathematics5th GradeMean Scaled Score158.9153.2
2008Language Arts6th GradeMean Scaled Score151.2147.6
2009Language Arts6th GradeMean Scaled Score152.8148.8
2010Language Arts6th GradeMean Scaled Score154149.4
2011Language Arts6th GradeMean Scaled Score152.9149.8
2012Language Arts6th GradeMean Scaled Score152.7150.3
2013Language Arts6th GradeMean Scaled Score153.6150.7
2008Mathematics6th GradeMean Scaled Score152.3149.3
2009Mathematics6th GradeMean Scaled Score154.5149.9
2010Mathematics6th GradeMean Scaled Score155.8150.5
2011Mathematics6th GradeMean Scaled Score155.2150.6
2012Mathematics6th GradeMean Scaled Score155151.3
2013Mathematics6th GradeMean Scaled Score155.7152.4
2008Language Arts7th GradeMean Scaled Score151.8147
2009Language Arts7th GradeMean Scaled Score151.5147.8
2010Language Arts7th GradeMean Scaled Score154.2149.7
2011Language Arts7th GradeMean Scaled Score154149.9
2012Language Arts7th GradeMean Scaled Score154.8150.7
2013Language Arts7th GradeMean Scaled Score155.1151.4
2008Mathematics7th GradeMean Scaled Score153.9148.7
2009Mathematics7th GradeMean Scaled Score152.9150.1
2010Mathematics7th GradeMean Scaled Score155.9151.1
2011Mathematics7th GradeMean Scaled Score156.3152.1
2012Mathematics7th GradeMean Scaled Score156.5152.3
2013Mathematics7th GradeMean Scaled Score157.4153.1
2008Language Arts8th GradeMean Scaled Score150.6146.6
2009Language Arts8th GradeMean Scaled Score151.9147.8
2010Language Arts8th GradeMean Scaled Score151147.8
2011Language Arts8th GradeMean Scaled Score152.6149.1
2012Language Arts8th GradeMean Scaled Score153.3149.9
2013Language Arts8th GradeMean Scaled Score153.2150
2008Mathematics8th GradeMean Scaled Score154.9148.3
2009Mathematics8th GradeMean Scaled Score155.4149.6
2010Mathematics8th GradeMean Scaled Score156.4151.5
2011Mathematics8th GradeMean Scaled Score158.7153.2
2012Mathematics8th GradeMean Scaled Score158.8153.7
2013Mathematics8th GradeMean Scaled Score159.4154.6
MST Test
2008Science5th Grade% met std63.9%40.8%
2009Science5th Grade% met std61.3%42.8%
2010Science5th Grade% met std62.8%44.9%
2012Science5th Grade% met std71.8%53.6%
2013Science5th Grade% met std77.7%63.1%
2008Science8th Grade% met std55.4%39.3%
2009Science8th Grade% met std61.3%40%
2010Science8th Grade% met std53.8%42.9%
2012Science8th Grade% met std70.9%56.4%
2013Science8th Grade% met std74.0%64.0%
SATP2 Test
2004Algebra IEnd of course% met std95.9%90.7%
2005Algebra IEnd of course% met std97.8%91.6%
2006Algebra IEnd of course% met std95.6%91%
2007Algebra IEnd of course% met std98%90.8%
2008Algebra IEnd of course% met std89.4%71%
2009Algebra IEnd of course% met std88.2%72%
2010Algebra IEnd of course% met std86%79.6%
2011Algebra IEnd of course% met std92.8%85.4%
2012Algebra IEnd of course% met std89.3%81.9%
2013Algebra IEnd of course% met std94.1%85.2%
2004Biology IEnd of course% met std97.7%89.2%
2005Biology IEnd of course% met std97.3%91.8%
2006Biology IEnd of course% met std98.7%93.3%
2007Biology IEnd of course% met std97.3%92.2%
2008Biology IEnd of course% met std96.3%87.9%
2009Biology IEnd of course% met std94%87.6%
2010Biology IEnd of course% met std92.6%86.2%
2012Biology IEnd of course% met std85.1%74.7%
2013Biology IEnd of course% met std89.6%78.5%
2004English IIEnd of course% met std95.9%83.1%
2005English IIEnd of course% met std94.1%82.8%
2006English IIEnd of course% met std93%78.1%
2007English IIEnd of course% met std87.4%77.2%
2008English IIEnd of course% met std84.5%69.7%
2009English IIEnd of course% met std87.1%69%
2010English IIEnd of course% met std77.9%68%
2011English IIEnd of course% met std81.8%71.8%
2012English IIEnd of course% met std87.2%73.1%
2013English IIEnd of course% met std85.9%73%
2004US HistoryEnd of course% met std98%95.7%
2005US HistoryEnd of course% met std98.4%96.4%
2006US HistoryEnd of course% met std98.9%95.9%
2007US HistoryEnd of course% met std99.6%93.9%
2008US HistoryEnd of course% met std98.8%94.3%
2009US HistoryEnd of course% met std98.4%96.9%
2010US HistoryEnd of course% met std97.3%93%
2011US HistoryEnd of course% met std98.1%93%
2012US HistoryEnd of course% met std90.1%72.9%
2013US HistoryEnd of course% met std91.1%81.3%

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School District Fiscal Information

Total Revenue:$77,712,000$8,400 $77,397,000$8,579 $74,228,000$8,625 
Total Expenditures:$78,091,000$8,441 $71,659,000$7,943 $70,855,000$8,233 
Total Current Expenditures:$68,383,000$7,392 $65,657,000$7,277 $66,520,000$7,729 
Instructional Expenditures:$41,611,000$4,49860.8%$39,961,000$4,42960.9%$40,302,000$4,68360.6%
Student and Staff Support:$7,339,000$79310.7%$6,986,000$77410.6%$7,463,000$86711.2%
Operations, Food, Other:$13,292,000$1,43719.4%$13,009,000$1,44219.8%$12,828,000$1,49119.3%
Total Capital Outlay:$7,491,000$810 $3,698,000$410 $1,986,000$231 
Construction:$4,793,000$518 $651,000$72 $58,000$7 
Total Other:$112,000$12 $50,000$6 $44,000$5 
Interest on Debt:$2,105,000$228 $2,254,000$250 $2,305,000$268 
Total Salary:$43,532,000$4,706 $41,680,000$4,620 $42,672,000$4,958 
Instruction/Teacher Salary:$29,829,000$3,22468.5%$28,752,000$3,18769.0%$29,190,000$3,39268.4%
Other Salary:$13,703,000$1,48131.5%$12,928,000$1,43331.0%$13,482,000$1,56731.6%
Total Benefit:$13,663,000$1,477 $12,778,000$1,416 $13,133,000$1,526 
Instruction/Teacher Benefit:$9,113,000$98566.7%$8,594,000$95367.3%$8,773,000$1,01966.8%
Other Benefit:$4,550,000$49233.3%$4,184,000$46432.7%$4,360,000$50733.2%

Teacher's Experience and Compensation

Teachers with Bachelor Degree:51.0%
Teachers with Master or PhD Degree:46.2%
Mean Number of Years of Teaching:13.0 years
Teachers with 5 Years of Experience of Less:27.3%
Teachers with 6-10 Years of Experience:20.0%
Teachers with 11-20 Years of Experience:31.4%
Teachers with 21-30 Years of Experience:19.6%
Teachers with 31 Years of Experience or More:1.8%
Mean Base Salary:$39,557.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 5 Years of Experience of Less:$33,338.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 6-10 Years of Experience:$36,901.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 11-20 Years of Experience:$41,050.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 21-30 Years of Experience:$47,397.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 31 Years of Experience or More:$52,234.0

* Lamar County School District was rated 5 out of 5 by USA.com. The ranking was calculated based on publically available historical Math and English performance data.

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