Grenada schools among best

By REGGIE ROSS
Staff Writer

For the third year in a row, the Grenada School District has scored a “B” in the annual report card comparisons of districts by the Mississippi Department of Education.
According to ratings released by the Mississippi Department of Education, the Grenada School District scored in the top 24 percent of school districts in the state and increased by a total of 39 points over the past three years.
Mississippi’s A-F accountability system evaluates how well schools are performing each year based on established criteria. Those measures include student proficiency, individual student growth, graduation rate, acceleration, college and career readiness, and participation rate. Grenada School District ranks in the top 10 percent of schools in the state for math proficiency (13th in the state), math growth for all students (12th in the state), and reading growth for the lowest performing students (15th in the state).
“Grenada School District is an extraordinary school district making a difference in the education of our students by raising the bar to provide innovative learning opportunities for our students,” said Superintendent Dr. David Daigneault. “I am very proud of the success of our district. I would like to thank our parents, students, teachers, specialists, and administrators for working diligently each day preparing our students.”