• Holmes County Consolidated School District By the Numbers

    Students
    2987  2019-2020 Enrollment
            51%         Male
            49%         Female
            98.9%      Black
            .09%        White
            .10%        Hispanic
            .10%        Asian
    100%      Provided Free Breakfast & Lunch
    96%        Average Daily Student Attendance
    $5,832    Per Pupil Expenditure (State Average $9,704)

    Staff
    403  Full-time employees
            71% Female
            29% Male
            93% Black
            4% White
            3% Asian
    86%        Teachers Certified (Does not include certified administrative staff.)
    $43,695    Average Teacher Salary

    21:1 Student/Teacher Ratio

    Holmes County
    765 sq mi    Size of county
    19,198    Population
            82%    Black
            16% White
            1%    Hispanic
            75% High School Graduate or higher
            10% Bachelor’s degree or higher
    Lexington    County Seat
    7        Number of towns
    8        School Campuses
    $21,093    Median Household income (2018)
     
    Still largely rural, Holmes County in the 21st century has problems associated with poverty and limited access to health care; it has the lowest life expectancy of any county in the United States, for both men and women. Holmes County has the lowest per capita income in Mississippi and the 41st lowest in the United States.