Petal School District

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Petal School District
Petal logo.png
Location
Petal, MS
District information
Type Public
Grades K-12
Established 1976
Superintendent Dr. Matthew Dillon
Students and staff
Colors           Red & White
Other information
Website www.petalschools.com

The Petal School District is a public school district based in Petal, Mississippi (USA). In 1976, the Petal Schools District was formed after the community decided that it wanted the local school system to be separate from the county school system.[1]

Schools[edit]

  • Petal High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Petal Middle School (Grades 7-8)
  • Petal Upper Elementary School (formerly W.L. Smith) (Grades 5-6)
  • Petal Elementary School (Grades 3-4)
  • Petal Primary School (Grades K-2)

Sports[edit]

The Petal School District participates in many different sports: football, soccer, archery, baseball, basketball, golf and softball. Here is a complete list of all the teams that are at the Petal School district:

  • High School Archery
  • Middle School Archery
  • 8th Grade (M.S.) Baseball
  • Freshman Baseball
  • JV Baseball
  • Varsity Baseball
  • Boys 7th Grade (M.S.) Basketball
  • Boys 8th Grade (M.S.) Basketball
  • Boys Varsity Basketball
  • Girls Middle School Basketball
  • Girls Varsity Basketball
  • Varsity Bowling
  • Middle School Cheerleading
  • Varsity Cheerleading
  • Varsity Cross Country
  • Boys 7th Grade (M.S.) Football
  • Boys 8th Grade (M.S.) Football
  • Boys Freshman Football
  • Boys Varsity Football
  • Co-Ed Varsity Golf
  • Boys Soccer
  • Girls Soccer
  • Girls Varsity Softball
  • Girls Varsity Softball - Slow Pitch
  • Sports Medicine
  • Varsity Swimming
  • Co-Ed Varsity Tennis
  • Boys Middle School Track
  • Boys Varsity Track
  • Girls Middle School Track
  • Girls Varsity Track
  • Girls Middle School Volleyball
  • Girls Varsity Volleyball
  • Boys Varsity Weightlifting[3]

Demographics[edit]

2006-07 school year[edit]

There were a total of 3,872 students enrolled in the Petal School District during the 2006-2007 school year. The gender makeup of the district was 48% female and 52% male. The racial makeup of the district was 12.89% African American, 84.89% White, 1.55% Hispanic, 0.59% Asian, and 0.08% Native American.[4] 35.7% of the district's students were eligible to receive free lunch.[5]

Previous school years[edit]

School Year Enrollment Gender Makeup Racial Makeup
Female Male Asian African
American
Hispanic Native
American
White
2005-06[4] 3,806 49% 51% 0.50% 12.14% 1.21% 0.08% 86.07%
2004-05[4] 3,697 50% 50% 0.43% 11.14% 1.00% 0.16% 87.26%
2003-04[4] 3,701 50% 50% 0.32% 11.46% 0.92% 0.19% 87.11%
2002-03[6] 3,679 49% 51% 0.16% 11.42% 0.71% 0.19% 87.52%

Accountability statistics[edit]

2006-07[7] 2005-06[8] 2004-05[9] 2003-04[10] 2002-03[11]
District Accreditation Status Accredited Accredited Accredited Accredited Accredited
School Performance Classifications
Level 5 (Superior Performing) Schools 3 3 3 3 3
Level 4 (Exemplary) Schools 0 0 0 0 0
Level 3 (Successful) Schools 0 0 0 0 0
Level 2 (Under Performing) Schools 0 0 0 0 0
Level 1 (Low Performing) Schools 0 0 0 0 0
Not Assigned 1 1 1 1 1

Honors and Notations[edit]

  • As of the 2009-2010 school years, the Petal Athletics Department is now at 6A level
  • State High School Baseball Champions - 1990, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2010, 2011
  • State High School Slow Pitch Softball Champions - 2006
  • 2005 Sports Illustrated Sports Town
  • Selected by Cisco to participate in the 21st Century Schools Initiative.
  • As of the 2009-2010 school year, Petal Athletics will move into Class 6A.
  • Petal Soundsations, the Petal mixed show choir, is an award winning show choir and one of the top in the state.
  • The Petal High School marching band is award-winning and is one of the top in the state.
  • The Petal High School indoor percussion is one of the best high school ensembles in the world and has received many awards.
  • Petal Schools license plates are available from the state Department of Motor Vehicles.

References[edit]

  1. ^ History / Overview. (2016). Petalschools.com. Retrieved 3 December 2016, from http://petalschools.com/Domain/45
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Petal High School. (2016). Petalathletics.com. Retrieved 4 December 2016, from http://petalathletics.com/
  4. ^ a b c d "Mississippi Assessment and Accountability Reporting System". Office of Research and Statistics, Mississippi Department of Education. Archived from the original on 2007-03-23. 
  5. ^ "2006-07 State, District, and School Enrollment by Race/Gender with Poverty Data" (XLS). Mississippi Department of Education. 2008-01-16. Retrieved 2008-05-19. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Mississippi Report Card for 2002-2003". Office of Educational Accountability, Mississippi Department of Education. 2004-09-02. Archived from the original on 2007-08-12. Retrieved 2007-08-31. 
  7. ^ "2007 Results" (PDF). Mississippi Statewide Accountability System. Mississippi Department of Education. 2007-09-13. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-11-27. Retrieved 2007-09-15. 
  8. ^ "2006 Results" (PDF). Mississippi Statewide Accountability System. Mississippi Department of Education. 2006-09-06. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-02-17. Retrieved 2007-06-17. 
  9. ^ "2005 Results" (PDF). Mississippi Statewide Accountability System. Mississippi Department of Education. 2005-09-09. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-07-05. Retrieved 2007-06-17. 
  10. ^ "2004 Results" (PDF). Mississippi Statewide Accountability System. Mississippi Department of Education. 2004-09-26. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-07-05. Retrieved 2007-06-17. 
  11. ^ "2003 Results" (PDF). Mississippi Statewide Accountability System. Mississippi Department of Education. 2003-11-21. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-07-05. Retrieved 2007-06-17. 

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