Pass school system gets all A’s while Hancock, BWSD both earn solid B’s
By Cassandra Favre
Sep 13, 2013, 22:31
The Mississippi Department of Education on Friday released the 2013 school and school district accountability ratings and local school district administrators say they are pleased by the results..
The ratings are based on MCT2 and subject area test scores.
The Pass Christian school district received an A rating.
"This is the fifth year we have been number one in the state," Pass Superintendent Beth John said Friday. "It feels wonderful, and it just goes to show you that hard work and dedication does pay off.
"Our district's commitment to excellence is apparent when one talks to any employee, whether they are an administrator, bus driver, maintenance worker or teacher. We feel that we are all responsible for student learning."
The Hancock County School District received a B rating.
"We are real excited about moving up," Superintendent Alan Dedeaux said Friday. "Last year our QDI (quality of distribution index) was 187 and this year it's 191.
"I'm very pleased with it, hope to continue to strengthen and enhance our areas as needed.
"I would like to credit out teachers for their diligence and recognize our students for their hard work, dedication and growth."
The Bay-Waveland School District also received a B rating.
“We are very, very pleased," Superintendent Rebecca Ladner said Friday. "Our QDI increased from 175 to 186.
"We are in the top ten out of the local 16 districts. As an educator, I know that this achievement does not happen by accident, and I appreciate the dedication of our faculty and staff, the hard work on the part of our students, and the support from their families and other members of our community."
18 school districts in the state received the highest rating of A. The number of schools with the highest ratings continues to increase while the number of schools rated below C, the mid-point rating, is decreasing, according to the Parents' Campaign, Better Schools, Brighter Future.