LCSD has highest graduation rate in district history

LCSD ranked number 18 in the state
Published: Jan. 22, 2023 at 8:05 PM CST
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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Lauderdale County School District has reached an all-time high for its graduation rate. It ranks 18th highest in the state. News 11 spoke with Superintendent Dr. John-Mark Cain about the numbers.

“We’re blessed to have the highest recorded, the highest graduation rate, we’ve ever had on record here at 94.4%, up, 2.4% year over year, edging out the state. I think they came in at 88.9. So overall Lauderdale County School District is up. We’ve had a lot of success coming out of COVID, and you know, we’ve just got to maintain that and continue to try to grow,” said Dr. Cain.

Cain said he believes the district’s success comes from not only the hard work of teachers and students, but also the graduation coaches the district was able to hire through federal funding.