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State superintendent visits north MS school districts

Mississippi School Superintendent Dr. Carey Wright visited north Mississippi school districts that scored an "A" on the state's accountability system.

Posted: Dec 3, 2018 10:33 PM
Updated: Dec 4, 2018 9:10 AM

IUKA, Miss. (WTVA) - Mississippi School Superintendent Dr. Carey Wright visited north Mississippi school districts that scored an "A" on the state's accountability system.

As part of the 3rd annual "Celebration of Excellence" tour, Wright and other officials from the Mississippi Department of Education stopped by the North Tippah Consolidated School District, Tishomingo County Special Municipal Separate School District and the Booneville School District on Monday to thank teachers and students for their hard work. 

"This is the first time [the Tishomingo County Special Municipal Separate School District] has been honored this way," Wright said. "There are only 18 school districts in the state of Mississippi that earned an "A" and Tishomingo is one of them. I am here to pat them on the back and tell them job well done and just to enjoy the excitement." 

Ratings are based on several factors including levels of proficiency and progress on tested subjects on the Mississippi Academic Assessment Program. 

Mississippi's school grading system is designed to inform parents and communities how well their schools and districts are educating students, Wright said. 

In addition to an increase in school districts earning an "A", the number of schools earning an "A" also rose from 114 in 2016-17 to 181 in 2017-18. 

"It takes hard work and commitment by administrators, teachers, parents and community members to ensure that students receive a high-quality education," Wright said. "I look forward to visiting school districts each year to join in celebrating their accomplishments. As schools across the state improve, our students reap the rewards of an education that better prepares them to achieve their goals."

Wright, as well as other officials from the MDE, will visit the Union County School District and Pontotoc City School District on Tuesday.

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 320107

Reported Deaths: 7378
CountyCasesDeaths
DeSoto22291269
Hinds20741421
Harrison18444317
Rankin13917282
Jackson13731249
Madison10270224
Lee10060176
Jones8473167
Forrest7834153
Lauderdale7263242
Lowndes6523150
Lamar636088
Lafayette6314121
Washington5426137
Bolivar4841133
Panola4671110
Oktibbeha466398
Pearl River4606147
Marshall4574105
Warren4440121
Pontotoc425973
Monroe4161136
Union415877
Neshoba4064180
Lincoln4009113
Hancock387087
Leflore3516125
Tate342586
Sunflower339491
Pike3372111
Alcorn327473
Scott320374
Yazoo314371
Adams308386
Itawamba305178
Copiah299966
Coahoma298984
Simpson298589
Tippah292268
Prentiss284261
Leake272274
Marion271280
Covington267283
Wayne264842
Grenada264087
George252251
Newton248963
Tishomingo232268
Winston230181
Jasper222148
Attala215173
Chickasaw210559
Holmes190374
Stone188733
Clay187954
Tallahatchie180041
Clarke178980
Calhoun174232
Yalobusha167840
Smith164134
Walthall135447
Greene131834
Lawrence131224
Montgomery128643
Noxubee128034
Perry127538
Amite126342
Carroll122330
Webster115032
Jefferson Davis108334
Tunica108127
Claiborne103130
Benton102325
Humphreys97533
Kemper96729
Franklin85023
Quitman82316
Choctaw79118
Wilkinson69632
Jefferson66328
Sharkey50917
Issaquena1696
Unassigned00

Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Cases: 549013

Reported Deaths: 11311
CountyCasesDeaths
Jefferson810461571
Mobile42145831
Madison35718525
Tuscaloosa26179458
Shelby25626254
Montgomery25089614
Baldwin21901314
Lee16287176
Calhoun14724327
Morgan14639285
Etowah14183364
Marshall12454230
Houston10791287
Elmore10301214
Limestone10188157
St. Clair10161251
Cullman9958201
Lauderdale9612250
DeKalb8977190
Talladega8462184
Walker7341280
Autauga7242113
Jackson6953113
Blount6950139
Colbert6415140
Coffee5638127
Dale4930116
Russell454941
Chilton4478116
Franklin431782
Covington4279122
Tallapoosa4144155
Escambia401880
Chambers3728124
Dallas3610158
Clarke353161
Marion3245107
Pike314578
Lawrence3134100
Winston283572
Bibb268564
Geneva258481
Marengo250665
Pickens237062
Barbour234559
Hale227178
Butler224671
Fayette218962
Henry194443
Randolph187644
Cherokee187345
Monroe180641
Washington170739
Macon163051
Clay160159
Crenshaw156357
Cleburne153644
Lamar146937
Lowndes142254
Wilcox126930
Bullock124542
Conecuh113630
Coosa111629
Perry108626
Sumter105832
Greene93634
Choctaw62125
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