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About This School

Canton Public High School is a public high school in Canton. 950 students go to Canton Public High School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 94% of the 950 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Canton Public High School is 23:1. Canton Career Center is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • Golf
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 99% 98%
White, non-Hispanic 0.3% 0.5%
Hispanic 0.1% 1%
Asian 0.1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 94% 96%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    I taught there 94-99. This was not a fun job. Don't get me wrong I had some great Kids that went on to college and better things. But they had to leave canton to get there. I taught JROTC. If the school could get rid of the trouble makers things could improve. They don't. They use to send the problem makers to the gym and play basket ball all day. From what I'm reading nothing has changed and maybe has gotten worse. I feel sorry for the children that come there to learn they are the ones who get short changed.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is very very bad! As 2009 and up this school has fallen apart at its feet they now have all new teachers The good teachers have left the school to the new kids who are coming for the new set of teachers who have to put up with the raggedy administration. Since I've left this school and even when I went to this school I hated to even impose the fact that I go to CHS. The kids there run this school favoritism is HUGE for any kind of relationship with a teacher or staff member. The badder you are the more known and praised you are for any and everything. This school has alotta work to be done. State has taken over and eventually the school might have to be shut down like the Thomastown HS. Bad incessant play in the office and halls No one there takes anything serious enough. I dont even want to put one star on the school.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am also a student at Canton High and I think it is a great school. The academic standards are not all of that but i believe that the faculty and staff are a great contribution to our school. We just need to tighten up a little bit.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a senior at Canton High School and I think most of the teachers are doing a great job but as far as students the beahvior and academics are an embarassment. I feel that way because students seem to not take education serious some of them constantly fail state tests and fighting has become a hobby.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a senior at Canton High School. Canton High is slowly falling apart. After our graduates in May Canton High will probably be taken over by the state. =-((

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a new parent to this area Canton MS. There is alot of work to be done between parents students and community. There is so much work to be done with our children.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a senior at Canton High. I have to say that the principal Cleveland Anderson is doing a wonderful job and most of the teachers have improved on their quality as well. However controlling the students seems much harder than it has been the past few years; fights break out often. If the parents became more involved in their child's social and school life I'm sure this school would become more attractive to those living in the surrounding areas.

  • (9 years ago)

    I'm a student here at Canton High School. I would like to say that the educational process here has improved drastically. relationships between students have also improved. If Canton High School had more programs for leadership and academics than other non-educational extracurriculars this school would be perfect to attract others in this district to Canton High.

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