School Details

Petal Primary School

60 Herrington Rd, Petal, MS 39465
(601) 554-7244

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-2 & ungraded 967 students 19 students/teacher (MS avg is 15)

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About this school

Petal Primary School is a public elementary school in Petal. 967 students attend Petal Primary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 60% of the 967 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Petal Primary School is 19:1. Petal Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama


  • Cheerleading
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 77% 79%
Multiracial 5% 2%
Hispanic 4% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 13% 15%
Asian 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 60% 56%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    At first I loved this school and I'm not saying its a bad school....however this school was not right in some their actions. If you have a child that seems to having trouble then this not the school for you. They will blame the parent before talk to you about your child. It's unfair and it caught me off guard. My child's needs were not first and they could not give me a answer on how they would help my child. I did everything I could to help at home and went beyond to even suggest things I was doing but nobody listen and my child was still failing. Plus it hurt my child you could see it in their eyes. The teacher had washed her hands of child so therefore my child gave up. They felt like a outsider. This is a ok school but not for me or my kids!!

  • (5 years ago)

    I teach in the most amazing school and school district in Mississippi. Not only do I enjoy teaching wonderful 3rd and 4th grade students music everyday but I get the opportunity to work with the most talented teaching staff in the world. I am blessed!

  • (5 years ago)

    Because it has great teachers that go the extra mile to work with our children.

  • (5 years ago)

    We are a community oriented school. With Camp Shelby in Hattiesburg we have a lot of people that come to the area from all over the country. Many of them when faced with the decision of where to live choose Petal because of our great schools.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school has a wonderful relationship with the community and really nurtures and cares for its students. I am impressed with how this school is always trying to push its students to do more and believes in their potential.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love the New Petal Primary School. The teachers really care about the children.

  • (5 years ago)

    The faculty at petal elementary have a love for children and a desire to encourage all kids to rise to their potential.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love our school because it has a group of well educated teachers that make learning fun for the kids. These teachers genually love each and every one of the children and hope that they love and learning experience they give them will take them far in life.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great school with great teachers and administrators.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am proud to live in Petal and send my daughter to Petal Elementary School. This is a wonderful community of supportive families and teachers.

  • (10 years ago)

    Petal Elementary has wonderful academic programs. Reading is a vital part of the school. Their are music and art programs avaiable. Their is a good aports association for extra curricula sports. The teachers really care about the children in their class. The parental involvement is good. There is a strong volunteer program. Keep up the good work!

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(based on 4 ratings & reviews)

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  • Principal leadership
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