School Improvement

The Office of School Improvement (OSI) is responsible for supporting the systemic improvement of the lowest performing schools and districts in the State of Mississippi, as well as all turnaround efforts in the state. Along with this responsibility, the OSI oversees the implementation of state legislation regarding low performing schools (MS Code § 37-18-1 through 7). Mississippi Code § 37-18-1, 3, 5, and 7, originally enacted by Senate Bill 2488 of the 2000 Regular Session, calls for the evaluation of “Schools At-Risk”.  The OSI provides support and oversight for at-risk, priority, focus, and School Improvement Grant (SIG) schools.

Release of Title I 1003(a) FY16 Allocations and Application Process

A revised 1003(a) application for focus and priority schools has been uploaded in SharePoint along with the Title I 1003(a) Allocations for FY 2016. Please complete the application in its entirety for your schools. The deadline for this application is April 18, 2016.  A copy of the application and allocations may also be located in SharePoint and on the Office of School Improvement’s website at

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Lillia Jones at (601) 359-1003 or

Office of School Improvement     P.O. Box 771     Jackson, MS 39205-0771     Phone: (601) 359-1003     Fax: (601) 576-3515

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