State Department of Education releases school test scores
The Mississippi Department of Education released Wednesday the 2011-2012 accountability ratings, a ranking and grading of the state's school based on standardized testing and other factors.
The revised system ranks school from A to F. This system replaces the old ranking labels of star, high-performance, successful, academic watch, low-performing, at risk of failing, and failing.
According to the MDE, Mississippi school districts also showed a 2 percent increase in graduation rates, rising to 73.7%. Dropout rates dropped to 16.7 percent. Scores showed increases in English and Biology over the previous year, but Algebra showed a decrease. English scores increased for the second year in a row. New tests for biology and history began with this evaluation period.
The Subject Area Testing Program results were as follows: Algebra 82% passing; Biology 75% passing; English 73% passing; U.S. History 72% passing.
District Level - C Elementary - C High - B Jefferson Middle - C
District Level - C Carver Middle School - F Collins Elementary - D Collins High - B Hopewell Elem - F Mt Olive Att Center - F Seminary Att Center - B Seminary Elementary - B
District Level - C Heidelberg High - D Heidelberg Jr High - C William J Berry Elem - C
District Level - C Bay Springs Elem - C Bay Springs High - C Bay Springs Middle - D Stringer Att Ctr - B
District Level - C Dixie Att Center - B Earl Travillion - D N Forrest Att Ctr - D N Forrest High - B Rawls Springs - D South Forrest - D
District Level - C B C Hattiesburg High - D Burney Elem - F Grace Christian Elem - C Hawkins Elem - C N R Burger Middle - B Rowan Elem - C Thames Elem - D Woodley Elem - C
District Level - B East Jones Elem Sch - C Glade Elementary - B Moselle Elementary - B North Jones Elem Sch - C Northeast Jones High - B South Jones Elem Sch - C South Jones High - C West Jones Elem Sch - B West Jones High Sch - C
District Level - B Baxterville School - C Oak Grove High Schl - A Oak Grove Middle - A Oak Grove Upper Elem - B Purvis High School - B Purvis Middle - D Purvis Upper Elem - C Sumrall Elementary - B Sumrall High School - A Sumrall Middle Sch - C
LAUREL SCHOOL DISTRICT
District Level - C Laurel High School - D Laurel Middle School - D Maddox Elementary - D Mason Elementary- C Nora Davis Magnet - B Oak Park Elem - C
District Level - C Lumberton Elem - C Lumberton High - B
District Level - C East Marion High - C East Marion Primary - D West Marion Elem - C West Marion High - D
District Level - B Petal Elementary - A Petal High - A Petal Middle - A Petal Upper Elem - C
District Level - D Beaumont Elementary - F New Augusta Elem - D Perry Central High - F Runnelstown Elem - C
District Level - D Beat Four Elementary - D Buckatunna Elem - D Clara Elementary - C Wayne County High - D Waynesboro Elem - D Waynesboro Middle - F