School Scores

Overall, the scores for the Meridian Public School District were below the state average for students second through the eighth grades. However, MPS officials say there is some good news.

"When you look at second grade reading you'll see that we're gaining. The problem is that our gain is not enough because the state scores are like a moving target. They're gaining each year. So, we've got to make excessive gains and we can do that," says interim superintendent Sylvia Autry.

The assessment tests are given each year statewide. The scores are used to determine whether or not schools should be taken over by the state.

The Meridian Public School District will find out later this year whether or not individual schools are meeting accreditation requirements.