Lone Delta School District Rates a "B" Grade

THE DELTA (Ben Caxton) — Mississippi’s public school districts and schools showed improvement under the state’s letter grading system in 2018-2019. The number of A-rated districts is up from 18 to 31. The number of districts earning a C, D or F rating also fell as 70% of districts and 74% of schools were graded C or better. Western Line School District was the only system in the Delta to receive a “B” grade from the state. The bottom ten districts in Mississippi with an “F” rating include four from the Mississippi Delta. Districts with F’s in two of the past three years and at least half their schools failing include East Tallahatchie, North Bolivar, and West Bolivar. Yazoo City was the worst scoring district and is part of the state’s achievement district. Both the Clarksdale and Coahoma County school districts received grades of “F”. The best scoring school district was Petal and Desoto County, Lafayette County and Oxford school districts also earned an “A”. The state Board of Education is expected to give final approval to the ratings today.


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