Mississippi releases school accountability ratings

The Mississippi Department of Education released the 2010 Accountability Ratings Friday morning.  Districts and individual schools received one of seven labels, from highest to lowest.

The full report can be viewed here once it is approved: Link

The new Accountability Ratings are based on last year's state test scores, along with other factors like academic growth, graduation, and dropout rates.

According to the report, 51 percent of Mississippi's school districts are considered successful, but 21 percent are at risk of failing. 58 percent of individual schools are considered successful, up from 49 percent in 2009.

Petal schools received a star rating along with Sumrall, Enterprise and Pass Christian.

Lamar County received a high-performing rating, and both Forrest County Agricultural School and Hattiesburg Public School District were labeled as successful.

South Forrest, North Forrest and Forest County Agricultural High School were also listed as successful.

Forrest County School District is on academic watch along with Baxterville, Hattiesburg High, Hawkins, Rowan Elementary and Purvis Upper Elementary.

Laurel schools are at risk of failing, according to the report, along with Earl Travillion.

More details will be posted once the report is approved.

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