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Thousands of Area Schoolchildren Live in Poverty

This map shows an estimated 30 percent of children 5-17 in the Corinth School District are in poverty. (Source: U.S. Census Bureau)

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today

Corinth Today has compiled a list of school districts in Northeast Mississippi to look at how the poverty levels of their students compare.

The poverty levels are based on the U.S. Census Bureau’s latest estimates from 2017.

Estimates of the number of impoverished children 5-17 is shown by each school district below.

The percentage of children in poverty in each school district is also shown.

Click here to view the interactive mapping tool that allows users to see the poverty rate for each school district in the state.

Aberdeen School District: 447 (28 percent)

Alcorn School District: 838 (21 percent)

Amory School District: 424 (26 percent)

Baldwyn School District: 266 (27 percent)

Benton County School District: 439 (33 percent)

Booneville School District: 233 (26 percent)

Chickasaw County School District: 146 (32 percent)

Choctaw County School District: 415 (31 percent)

Columbus Municipal School District: 2,036 (39 percent)

Corinth School District: 726 (31 percent)

Holly Springs School District: 594 (34 percent)

Houston School District: 467 (26 percent)

Itawamba County School District: 722 (19 percent)

Lafayette County School District: 501 (17 percent)

Lee County School District: 1,131 (15 percent)

Lowndes County School District: 4,965 (26 percent)

Marshall County School District: 1,189 (31 percent)

Monroe County School District 370 (16 percent)

New Albany Public Schools: 414 (20 percent)

North Tippah School District: 292 (22 percent)

Oxford School District: 806 (19 percent)

Pontotoc City Schools: 443 (18 percent)

Pontotoc County Schools: 800 (21 percent)

Prentiss County School District: 596 (22 percent)

South Tippah School District: 604 (22 percent)

Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District: 1,631 (26 percent)

Tishomingo County Schools: 647 (20 percent)

Tupelo Public School District: 1,693 (22 percent)

Union County School District: 564 (18 percent)

West Point Consolidated School District: 1,271 (37 percent)

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