By REGGIE ROSS
The bar for passing the third-grade reading state assessment is set a bit higher this year, affecting some area school districts, but Grenada students proved they could handle the challenge.
The Mississippi Department of Education announced last week that over 93 percent of third graders passed the statewide reading test.
In Grenada, 86 percent of 300-plus students was the highest of all the area schools. Last year, 93 percent of Grenada’s third graders passed the test.
Superintendent Dr. David Daigneault said the scores show just how much the teachers care about the students in the school district.
“They care about every student,” Daigneault said. “Our teachers are among the best in the state and do whatever it takes to help the children.”