Area schools receive good grades from annual MDE Accountability ratings


The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) announced their annual ratings and accountability measures. The 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 an assessment participation rate of 95% or greater. The list provided by MDE has 145 school districts statewide with the top 31 schools onthe list receiving a Grade A.

Locally, Hancock County School District was 11th in the state with a composite point total of 704 points and an overall grade of A. Bay St Louis-Waveland had 675 points and grade A and was ranked 24th . Poplarville was 29 with 671 points and Grade of A. Pearl River County (Central) was 34th with Grade B and 661 points. Picayune was ranked 56, Grade B, and had 624 total points.

To review all of the MDE data, use this link (MDE Accountability website )

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