Education & Training

2018 – 2019 Statistics

Madison County Public, Private and Parochial Schools

National Merit Finalists


Average Graduation Rate

(Mississippi 84% and U.S. 84%)

Average ACT Score

(Mississippi 18.6 and U.S. 20.8)

Madison County Schools

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2018-2019 Total K-12 Enrollment: 13,302

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2018-2019 Total K-12 Enrollment: 3,391

Career Technical Education (CTE) courses in Mississippi are aligned to the National Career Clusters Framework. These clusters encompass groupings of similar occupations and industries, and each career cluster may contain multiple career pathways. CTE programs offer traditional graduation options, as well as opportunities to earn dual credit and/or national certifications. Students are exposed to career options within each career cluster that can be achieved with varying levels of academic credentials, from a high school diploma to a postsecondary degree and beyond.

CTE programs aim to fill gaps in middle-skill jobs, which require more than a high school diploma but less than a four-year college degree, by supplementing traditional high school coursework with classes that prepare students for careers in a wide array of fields.

Madison County and Canton Public Schools offer the following CTE courses:
  • Automotive Services
  • Career Pathways Experience
  • Construction Technology
  • Digital Media Technology
  • Engineering and Robotics
  • Health Services
  • Law and Public Safety
  • Simulation and Animation Design
  • Teacher Academy

Madison County Private and Parochial High Schools and Total K-12 Enrollment

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Workforce Training

Holmes Community College

Workforce Development Center
412 West Ridgeland Avenue
Ridgeland, MS 39157
(601) 856-5400

Holmes Community College Workforce Development is headquartered within the McGowan Workforce Training Center located on the Madison County campus, where a staff of highly-skilled Workforce Development Coordinators are housed to assist businesses with their training needs. Mississippi’s System of Workforce Development administered through the community colleges allows business and industry to access training services with minimal costs. Training is offered using one of three methods:

  1. The college may hire an instructor to provide the training request by the company;
  2. The college may reimburse the company for the time that one of their employees acts as the instructor for a training session;
  3. Vendors may be procured to provide the training.

View a list of Holmes Community College training programs here.

Mississippi State University

Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems Extension
153 Mississippi Parkway
Canton, MS 39046
(601) 407-2700

The Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems Extension, a unit of Mississippi State University is focused on delivering solutions to industry by providing technical expertise in the areas of product and process improvement, education, and advanced engineering tools.

  • Strong track record of results working with teams across a wide variety of industry
  • Engagement occurs through professional development training and on-site engineering support with experienced staff

Data source: JobsEQ-2018Q1

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