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MDE Announces 16 District Visits in “Celebration of Excellence” Tour to Recognize Achievements

by Xi Guo | Dec 01, 2016


Carey M. Wright, Ed.D., State Superintendent of Education

Office of Communications & Legislative Support
Patrice Guilfoyle, APR, Director of Communications *601-359-3706 *FAX:  601-359-3033
Jean Cook, Communications Specialist *601-359-3519


NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: December 1, 2016

MDE Announces 16 District Visits in “Celebration of Excellence” Tour to Recognize Achievements

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) announced Wednesday a schedule of visits to recognize the achievements of all “A” districts and the schools that achieved the top score in each of the main components of the statewide accountability model that measures school and district performance. District leaders and school board members will join Dr. Carey Wright, state superintendent of education, at each location to thank teachers and students for their hard work.

“Teachers and students have experienced a great deal of change in the last few years as we worked to improve public education in the state, and they have met and conquered any challenge. It’s time to give them the recognition they deserve for what’s been accomplished so far,” Wright said.

The visits are scheduled as follows:

Monday, December 5

9 a.m.

Jackson County School District

Vancleave High School

12424 Highway 57   

Vancleave, MS  39565

A-rated district

Monday, December 5

1 p.m.

Ocean Springs School District

Ocean Springs Upper Elementary Auditorium

2320 Government St.

Ocean Springs, MS 39564

A-rated district

Tuesday, December 6

9 a.m.

Long Beach School District

Long Beach Middle School

204 N. Cleveland Ave.

Long Beach, MS 39560

A-rated district

Tuesday, December 6

1 p.m.

Pass Christian School District

Pass Christian High School Coliseum

720 West North Street

Pass Christian, MS  39571

A-rated district

Thursday, December 8

9 a.m.

Booneville School District

Anderson Elementary

111 Anderson St.

Booneville, MS 38829

A-rated district; highest acceleration rate

Friday, December 9

10 a.m.

Enterprise School District

Enterprise Elementary/Middle School Gym

105 Short St.

Enterprise, MS 39330

A-rated district; highest graduation rate

Friday, December 9

1:15 p.m.

Union Public School District

Union High School

101 Forest St.

Union, MS 39365

A-rated district; highest reading and math growth among elementary students (Union Elementary School)

Monday, December 12

9 a.m.

Madison County Schools

Madison Central High School
1417 Highland Colony Pkwy. Madison, MS 39110

A-rated district; highest rate of college and career readiness (Madison Central High School)

Monday, December 12

10:30 a.m.

Rankin County School District

Central Office
1220 Apple Park Place
Brandon, MS 39042

A-rated district

Monday, December 12

12:30 p.m.

Jackson Public Schools

Baker Elementary School
300 East Santa Clair
Jackson, MS 39212

Highest growth in reading among lowest 25 percent of elementary students (Baker Elementary); highest reading proficiency among elementary students (Davis Magnet School)

Monday, December 12

1:45 p.m.

Clinton Public School District

Clinton High School
401 Arrow Drive
Clinton, MS 39056

A-rated district

Tuesday, December 13

9 a.m.

Petal Public School District

Petal High School
1145 Hwy 42
Petal, MS 39465

A-rated district

Tuesday, December 13

2 p.m.

Forrest County Agricultural High School
215 Old Highway 49 East Brooklyn, MS 39425

A-rated district

Friday, December 16

9 a.m.

DeSoto County School District

Lewisburg Middle School
1711 Craft Road
Olive Branch, MS 38654

A-rated district; highest reading and math proficiency and growth among high schools (Lewisburg High School); highest math proficiency among elementary schools (Hernando Elementary/Hernando Hills Elementary)

Friday, December 16

1 p.m.

Tunica County School District  

Rosa Fort High School
1100 Rosa Fort Drive
Tunica, MS 38676

Highest growth in math among lowest 25 percent of high school students (Rosa Fort High School) and elementary students (Dundee Elementary School)

Monday, December 19

10 a.m.

Oxford School District

Oxford Middle School
222 Bramlett Blvd.
Oxford, MS 38655

A-rated district; highest accountability score in state

 

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