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400 Hillcrest Loop
Petal, MS 39465-2634
p. 601-584-7660

W L Smith School
in Petal, MS

Phone Number, Test Scores, Demographics, Faculty, Address, and Students

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District & State Agencies

School District:
Petal School Dist
State Agency:
Mississippi Department Of Education

Information Summary

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School Demographics and Characteristics

School TypeRegular school
Grades offered3rd Grade – 5th Grade
LevelPrimary School
Teacher FTEs52.9
Surrounding communitySuburb, Small Territory outside a principal city and inside an urbanized area with a population less than 100,000.
Title I Eligible
School-wide Title I
Magnet School
Charter School
Shared-time School

Demographics of Surrounding Area

Reported area around or near Petal, MS 39465-2634
Total Population17,387 (7,335 urban / 10,052 rural)
Households6,274 (2.75 people per house)
Median Household Income$35,770
Families4,812 (3.18 people per family)
Pop. — African American1,467
Pop. — Asian48
Pop. — Pacific Islander7
Pop. — American Indian / Alaskan Native86
Pop. — White (incl. Hispanic)15,807
Pop. — Other74

Special Student Programs

What portion of students are enrolled in special programs?
  # in School % of School % of District
Free Lunch Students 326 37%  
Reduced-Price Lunch Students 118 13%  
Low-Cost Lunch Students 444 50%  
Migrant Students
Special Ed. Students     17%
English Language Learners     1%

Averaged Freshmen Graduation Rate (AGFR)

The averaged freshman graduation rate is the number of graduates with regular diplomas compared to the size of the incoming freshman class.
  District State
Black Non-HispanicN/A57%
Asian / Pacific IslanderN/A66%
American Indian / Alaskan NativeN/A60%
White Non-HispanicN/A67%
All Students>64%64%

Completion / Diploma Recipients

Senior students that successfully complete through High-School and receive either a diploma or other completion certificate. Note: %'s are based on total population and do not imply dropout rates.
  # in District % of Seniors
in District
% of Seniors
in State
H.S. Diploma Recipients 171 87.35%
GED Recipients     12.32%
Other Completers 12 7.39%

Student Demographics

How many students enroll at W L Smith School?
  # in School % of School % of State
Black Non-Hispanic119<13%50%
Asian / Pacific Islander8N/AN/A
American Indian / Alaskan Native1N/AN/A
White Non-Hispanic743>83%46%
3rd Grade 45 2 4 251 302
4th Grade 37 8 2 1 225 273
5th Grade 37 5 2 265 309
Ungraded 2 2
Total 119 15 8 1 743 886

Petal School Dist – District Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff FTEs (Full-Time Equivalents) for W L Smith School's local district.
  FTEs % of District % of State
Instructional Aides51.1<18%24%
Instructional Coordinators &amp; Supervisors4.8<2%2%
Library / Media Specialist4.9<2%3%
Library / Media Support1.3<0%1%
Guidance Staff (Elementary)2.3<1%1%
Guidance Staff (Secondary)2.7<1%1%
Guidance Staff Total5.0<2%3%
District Admins7.1<3%3%
Dist. Admin/Sppt17.5>6%5%
School Admins12.3<4%5%
School Admin/Sppt15.5<5%6%
Other Support140.9>50%39%
  FTEs % of District % of State

Petal School Dist Financial Summary

General district financials with comparisons to all districts in state.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Payments to Private Schools   
Payments to Charter Schools   
Long–Term Debt
 Outstanding at Beginning of Fiscal Year$3,921,000<$982$2,594
 Issued During Fiscal Year$9,000,000>$2,254$821
 Retired During Fiscal Year$9,000,000>$2,254$821
 Outstanding at End of Fiscal Year$12,245,000>$3,067$2,499
Short–Term Debt
 Outstanding at Beginning of Fiscal Year   
 Outstanding at End of Fiscal Year   
 Sinking Fund$600,000<$150$277
 Bond Fund$17,904,000>$4,484$855
 Other Funds$5,569,000<$1,395$2,089
Total Revenues$31,793,000<$7,964$8,969
Total Expenses$30,410,000<$7,617$8,763

Petal School Dist Teacher / Support Staff Salaries & Benefits

District compensation packages for teachers, instructional aides, and support staff.
  District † State Ave. †
† Limited to Teacher Salaries
Regular Education Programs$7,632,000$6,451,974
Special Education Programs$2,519,000$1,379,424
Vocational Education Programs $576,779
Other Education Programs$457,000$523,649
  District State Ave.
  Salary Benefits Salary Benefits
Instruction (incl. Teachers)$11,399,000$3,320,000$9,844,987$2,939,066
Support Services
 Instructional Staff$210,000$57,000$619,570$175,523
 General Administration$720,000$191,000$387,539$116,211
 School Administration$972,000$267,000$1,038,411$291,834
 Operation &amp; Maintenance of Plant$801,000$337,000$575,192$235,119
 Student Transportation$419,000$247,000$517,274$233,514
 Business / Central / Other$183,000$55,000$297,172$86,881
Food Services$564,000$294,000$430,735$226,914

Local District Expense Detail

Expense categories and state-level comparison for Petal School Dist.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Elementary / Secondary Education
  Support Services
  Instructional Staff$505,000<$126$413
  General Administration$1,120,000<$280$296
  School Administration$1,404,000<$351$435
  Operation &amp; Maintenance of Plant$2,854,000<$714$808
  Student Transportation$976,000<$244$357
  Business / Central / Other$567,000<$142$170
  Other Expenses
  Food Services$1,826,000<$457$481
  Enterprise Operations  $27
Non-Elementary / Non-Secondary Education
 Community Services$65,000<$16$50
 Adult Education  $20
 Other$1,000 $32
Capital Outlay
 Land &amp; Existing Structures   
 Instructional Equipment$453,000>$113$109
 Other Equipment$622,000<$155$177
 Non-Specified Equipment  $39
Payments to State Govt's   
Payments to Local Govt's   
Payments to Other School Systems   
Debt Interest$175,000<$43$116

Local District Revenue Detail

Revenue categories and state-level comparison for Petal School Dist.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Federal Revenue
  Through State
  Title I$767,000<$192$486
  Children with Disabilities Idea$877,000<$219$244
  Math, Science, and Teacher Quality   
  Safe and Drug Free Schools$12,000<$3$9
  Title V, Part A$7,000<$1$23
  Vocational and Tech Education$34,000<$8$16
  Bilingual Education  $5
  Child Nutrition Act$1,140,000<$285$400
    Direct from Federal Government
  Impact Aid  $42
  Indian Education   
State Revenue
 General Formula Assistance$15,807,000<$3,959$4,541
 Staff Improvement Programs   
 Special Education Programs  $13
 Compensatory and Basic Skills Programs$1,784,000>$446$62
 Bilingual Education Programs   
 Gifted and Talented Programs   
 Vocational Education Programs$359,000<$89$94
 School Lunch Programs$10,000<$2$3
 Capital Outlay and Debt Services Programs  $65
 Transportation Programs   
 Other Programs$354,000>$88$79
  On Behalf
  Employee Benefits   
  Not Employee Benefits   
Local Revenue
 Parent Government Contributions  $2,619
 Property Taxes$7,205,000>$1,804$1,668
 General Sales Taxes   
 Public Utility Taxes   
 Individual and Corporate Income Taxes   
 All Other Taxes$115,000<$28$74
 From Other School Systems$39,000<$9$39
 From Cities and Counties  $132
 Tuition Fees from Pupils and Parents$2,000 $13
 Transportation Fees from Pupils and Parents  $8
 School Lunch$866,000>$216$98
 Textbook Sales and Rentals   
 District Activity Receipts$336,000<$84$115
 Students Fees, Non-Specified   
 Other Sales and Services$81,000<$20$89
 Interest Earnings$397,000<$99$125

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