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.

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Hinds17030337
Harrison14510212
Rankin11315223
Jackson11054193
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Jones6853120
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Marshall360172
Union360165
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Neshoba3516158
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Sunflower294277
Tate281862
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Pike272984
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Scott264055
Yazoo258456
Prentiss255454
Coahoma252455
Copiah251549
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Leake238967
Marion228274
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Adams216271
Winston208271
George206440
Newton201447
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Tishomingo196361
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Jasper183138
Holmes172568
Clay168637
Tallahatchie158035
Stone153625
Clarke148762
Calhoun142022
Smith131926
Yalobusha124935
Walthall115438
Greene114929
Noxubee114526
Montgomery112936
Lawrence107917
Carroll106922
Perry105931
Amite102727
Webster98024
Claiborne90125
Tunica89621
Jefferson Davis89330
Benton86923
Humphreys85625
Kemper81220
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Franklin71017
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Wilkinson60125
Jefferson57321
Sharkey45717
Issaquena1616
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Walker6068184
Jackson605649
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Henry161325
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Washington144027
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