Two Area Schools Are Stars

East central Mississippi had two schools that scored the highest possible rating with the new accountability system adopted by the Mississippi Department of Education, that of a 'star school'.

Southeast Lauderdale High School got that designation. It was the only school in Lauderdale County to receive such a rating, and one of only a handful statewide.

School officials say they are excited about the news.

"I'm just thankful today for what our staff and students have done. We are proud of it, and I just can't thank them enough," said principal Dwane Taylor.

Enterprise High School in Clarke County also received the 'star school' status. Enterprise Middle School was 'high performing'. The elementary was deemed 'successful'.

Ratings for Lauderdale County schools:
Lauderdale Co. Northeast Middle ACADEMIC WATCH
Lauderdale Co. Southeast Middle ACADEMIC WATCH
Lauderdale Co. Clarkdale Att. Center HIGH PERFORMING
Lauderdale Co. West Lauderdale Elem HIGH PERFORMING
Lauderdale Co. West Lauderdale Att. HIGH PERFORMING
Lauderdale Co. Southeast High STAR SCHOOL
Lauderdale Co. NE Lauderdale Elem SUCCESSFUL
Lauderdale Co. Southeast Elem SUCCESSFUL
Lauderdale Co. NE Lauderdale High SUCCESSFUL

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  • by Sheryl Location: Meridian on Nov 24, 2009 at 09:17 AM
    Congrats Quitman, all your schools seems to be doing very well, even with the harder test that were given. With new administration at the Elem. I expect it will be getting good news next year.
  • by Scott Location: Meridian MS on Nov 24, 2009 at 06:04 AM
    Hey, i like the fact that the ratings are high, but what i think schools should start focusing on is the drop out rate... they should not only look at the ratings for the school, but look at how many students drop out because i think it is really bad that students drop out because they think it is the only choice they have to get something from high school. Its a dumb decision, but unbelievably some teachers support students getting a GED instead of pushing students to get a diploma. Its not right!
  • by teacher Location: Quitman on Nov 23, 2009 at 08:19 PM
    We are very proud of our students and staff at Quitman High School. QHS is a HIGH PERFORMING school! Good job everyone, but we'll still keep reaching for the stars!!
  • by another voice Location: meridian on Nov 23, 2009 at 07:09 PM
    So they are accountable for being on academic watch?
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