Local schools see improvement in state ranking 10/17/2014

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 17, 2014

Local schools see improvement in state ranking

By Rupert Howell
Results of the Mississippi Statewide Assessment System revealed test scores improved or remained the same across the county’s two school districts. Four of South Panola’s six schools were rated “B” while North Panola High School improved from a “C”  to a “B” and Crenshaw Elementary is now ranked “D” as opposed to being the county’s only “F” school last year.

South Panola High School improved from a “D” to a “C” rating, Batesville Junior High remained at a “B” rating and Batesville Middle School also maintained a rating of “C”.

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Pope School went from a rating of “C” to “B” and both Batesville Elementary and Batesville Intermediate School are “B” rated schools.

South Panola Superintendent Tim Wilder said Thursday, “The outstanding results of fourth grade accountability growth played a key role on the Elementary and Intermediate School test results.”
“I am very pleased we have moved four of six schools to level ‘B” on state accountability standards,” Wilder said.

North Panola’s Elementary schools at Como, Crenshaw and Green Hill all rated “D” while North Panola Junior High rated “C”.

Overall district score for North Panola is “D” and for South Panola the district score is “C”, both unchanged from the previous year.