TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Grades are in for school districts across the state of Mississippi and the Lee County School District has scored a "C".
It's the same grade the district had last year, but the overall QDI for the district rose by eight points.
Officials say the district was just slightly off from being graded as a high performing district.
Lee County School District Superintendent Jimmy Weeks say that he is very pleased with the results and says the score of a 170 and being a "C" district shows progress is being made.
"It's not uncommon to see that, about a regular gain can be anywhere from four to five points, anything like that," said Weeks. "When you start getting into double digit increases that, that's really a big jump."
Weeks adds that he hopes by next year the district will strive to earn a "B" grade.