Mississippi Public Schools Continue to Excel

Mississippi public school students and teachers are continuing their march toward excellence! State test scores for the 2022-2023 school year have been released, and the news is good, with the percentage of students scoring proficient or advanced reaching an all-time high in every subject. Congratulations and thanks are due our wonderful public school teachers! 

The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) announced that, overall, the percentage of students scoring proficient or advanced is 46.7% in English Language Arts, 52.6% in mathematics, 59.4% in science, and 71.4% in U.S. History. You can find details about the MAAP assessment results, including proficiency rates for your school and school district, here. State test scores factor significantly in school and district accountability ratings, which will be released later this month.

Families of students in kindergarten through grade three are encouraged to participate in one of 10 regional literacy meetings being hosted by the MDE. No registration is required. Attendees will hear an overview of the Literacy-Based Promotion Act and learn strategies that can be used at home to help students improve their reading skills. Each of the meetings below will be held from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.:

Tuesday, Sept. 12 – Cleveland: Cleveland Central High School, 300 West Sunflower Rd.
Tuesday, Sept. 12 – Columbus: Brandon Central Office (Boardroom), 2630 McArthur Dr.
Thursday, Sept. 14 – Richland: Richland High School (Multipurpose Room), 1202 Highway 49 South 
Tuesday, Sept. 19 – Jackson: McWillie Elementary, 4851 McWillie Circle 
Tuesday, Sept. 19 – Natchez: Morgantown Elementary, 101 Cottage Home Dr. 
Wednesday, Sept. 20 – Moss Point: Family Education Center, 3524 Prentiss Ave. 
Thursday, Sept. 21 – Jackson: Sykes Elementary, 3555 Simpson St. 
Tuesday, Sept. 26 – Yazoo City: McCoy Elementary, 1835 School Dr. 
Thursday, Sept. 28 – Holly Springs: Holly Springs Primary School, 405 South Maury St. 
Thursday, Sept. 28 – McComb: Denman Junior High School, 1211 Louisiana Ave.  

All public school supporters are encouraged to provide their input regarding the qualities and priorities that should be considered when the State Board of Education evaluates candidates for State Superintendent of Education. Your responses to this survey will help to guide the board in its selection process. The deadline to participate is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 22.

Please help us spread the word about these important opportunities. Together, we’ve got this!

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