• Total Number of Students: 2,618
  • Graduation Rate: 85.8%
  • School District Rating: C
  • Per Pupil Expenditure: $11,705
  • Number of Licensed Teachers: 184
  • Student / Teacher Ratio: 20 / 1
  • Total Number of Elementary Schools: 2
  • Total Number of Jr. High Schools: 1
  • Total Number of High Schools: 2
  • Total Number of Career & Technical Centers: 1
  • Total Number of Alternative Schools: 1


The Leake County School District, a rural school system, offers a comprehensive instructional program for approximately 3,000 students located on five campuses. Three campuses are located within the city limits of Carthage and two campuses are located in Walnut Grove.

The Leake County School District encourages a high-quality education that is both nurturing and challenging while advocating positive attitudes and respect. Leake County School District's goal is to graduate self-sufficient, self-disciplined learners who succeed in life. This philosophy is the shared responsibility of the students, parents, teachers, other school staff, the board of education, and the community.