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Mississippi Department of Education releases 2017 Accountability Report
from Staff Reports - NEWS
October 19, 2017 -

JACKSON, Miss. (MDE) — The Mississippi Department of Education has released the 2017 Accountability Report, showing which Mississippi school districts are and are not within the state standards for academic success. 

The report is issued according to the following statute:

"In accordance with 34 C.F.R. 200.12 and MS Code 37-17-6, the 2017 Mississippi Statewide Accountability System assigns a performance rating of A, B, C, D, and F for each school and district based on established criteria regarding student achievement, individual student growth, graduation rate, and participation rate. Statewide assessments are used to measure proficiency and growth in proficiency for students in grades 3-8 and high school students taking end-of-course subject area assessments in Algebra I, English II, Biology, and U.S. History.  Schools and districts are expected to have a participation rate of 95% or greater, and high schools and districts receive scores based on their four-year, cohort graduation rate."

Local school districts of interest and their respective grades for 2017 are as follows:

  • Amite County School District: D
  • Claiborne County School District: D
  • Copiah County School District: C
  • Franklin County School District: C
  • Jefferson County School District: C
  • Lincoln County School District: B
  • Mccomb School District: D
  • Natchez-Adams School District: D
  • North Pike School District: C
  • South Pike School District: D
  • Vicksburg Warren School District: D
  • Wilkinson County School District: F

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