Lauderdale County Schools Aim Higher

Lauderdale County Schools was deemed as 'high performing', according to the latest accountability ratings from the Mississippi Department of Education.

Of the nine schools tested, one received the highest rating possible, which is for a being a 'star school'. Three others are rated as being 'high performing'. Three are ranked as 'successful' and two middle schools are now on 'academic watch'.

Because this new system ranks schools, comparing them to other schools in the nation, not just the state, district officials say the testing now is more difficult. Superintendent Randy Hodges says this makes him especially proud of the results.

"We'll celebrate a little while on what we've accomplished, but we also have some concerns that we're already working on," said Hodges. "We spend a lot of time with our principals, working with them on areas of weaknesses where we felt we could do better and will do better in the next testing. "

Hodges says intervention specialists have been hired to work with students who need help at all of the schools.


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  • by Patti Location: Meridian on Nov 24, 2009 at 09:39 PM
    While I am very happy that the Lauderdale County Schools have attained such good test scores, I am appalled at the writing skills of this author. The byline is omitted, so I could not contact him/her to point out that proofreading by a second person would be a wonderful idea! It seems the schools are not the only thing that need improving.
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