South Forrest Attendance Center recognized for student growth - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

South Forrest Attendance Center recognized for student growth

FORREST COUNTY (WDAM) -

When Kelly Lambert walks the halls of South Forrest Attendance Center, he doesn't see black or white, poor or rich, he sees potential.

"There's no reason this school can't be the best school in the state as well as the nation," said Lambert.

South Forrest is a title one state school, meaning the majority of students come from a home that is considered economically disadvantaged. But this year, the school joined only 58 others in the country in bridging the achievement gap among student populations.

"It's not about the letter, it's not about the trophies, it's about kids growing," said Lambert. "Whenever we grow kids, and get recognized for being one of the best schools in the state state for growing kids, that's what we're here to do."

Two years ago, South Forrest went from a high-performing district down to D-graded district. They are now a C, and continuing to see positive movement.

"We always inspect, so we're in the classrooms a lot, helping the teachers, conferencing with them, get them the resources that they need," Said Superintendent Brian Freeman. "All the credit goes to the teachers and the ability to reach the students and bring those students forward."

Freeman oversees six schools in the Forest County District, each with different types of students, teachers and backgrounds, but all are seeing a positive growth.

"You know, all students can grow. We've seen growth at all of our schools," said Freeman. "We're just going to continue to do the things that we do right, and that is teamwork, that's family, and continue to raise the bar."

 

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • Lady Eagles roar past Sam Houston St., 58-38

    Lady Eagles roar past Sam Houston St., 58-38

    Saturday, December 16 2017 5:18 PM EST2017-12-16 22:18:28 GMT
    Photo credit: Raycom Image BankPhoto credit: Raycom Image Bank
    Senior forward Jayla King and junior Megan Brown each posted a double-double Friday night as the University of Southern Mississippi ran away from Sam Houston State University 58-38 at Green Coliseum. The Lady Eagles (7-3) scored just eight points in the first quarter, and led just 21-16 at halftime, but outscored the Lady Bearkats 25-8 run in the third quarter to pull away. “It was the good, the bad and the ugly,” USM coach Joye Lee-McNelis said. “The last two minu...More >>
    Senior forward Jayla King and junior Megan Brown each posted a double-double Friday night as the University of Southern Mississippi ran away from Sam Houston State University 58-38 at Green Coliseum. The Lady Eagles (7-3) scored just eight points in the first quarter, and led just 21-16 at halftime, but outscored the Lady Bearkats 25-8 run in the third quarter to pull away. “It was the good, the bad and the ugly,” USM coach Joye Lee-McNelis said. “The last two minu...More >>
  • AP Explains: What is net neutrality and why does it matter?

    AP Explains: What is net neutrality and why does it matter?

    Thursday, December 14 2017 12:24 AM EST2017-12-14 05:24:37 GMT
    Saturday, December 16 2017 1:46 AM EST2017-12-16 06:46:48 GMT

    "Net neutrality" regulations, designed to prevent internet service providers like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Charter from favoring some sites and apps over others, are on the chopping block.

    More >>

    "Net neutrality" regulations, designed to prevent internet service providers like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Charter from favoring some sites and apps over others, are on the chopping block.

    More >>
  • Lady Eagles score 23 unanswered in win over Sam Houston

    Lady Eagles score 23 unanswered in win over Sam Houston

Powered by Frankly