Madison schools earn ‘A’ rating

Madison schools earn ‘A’ rating


The Madison County School District has once again earned a strong A rating, according to the 2021-2022 district and school accountability results from the state Department of Education.

Madison County Schools Superintendent of Education Charlotte Seals said she is proud of every student, teacher, and administrator for achieving the outstanding results.

“While certainly there are many pieces that contribute to the quality of a school district, accountability ratings are one way to show that students are learning, growing, and succeeding academically,” Seals said.

She said the district-level rating reflects what she sees every day in classrooms throughout the district.

“We see students who are actively engaged in learning, teachers who are outstanding professionals who care deeply for our children, and administrators who are servant leaders in their school communities,” Seals said. “Of course, we would not be so successful in the classroom without amazing support of parents and our local communities. In Madison County people are proud of our schools, and they really make a difference by giving their time and resources to show they care.”

Luther Branson Elementary and Madison Avenue Elementary scored within the top 10 in the state among elementary schools, and Madison Station Elementary and Mannsdale Upper Elementary scored within the top 20.

Rosa Scott School and Madison Central High School scored in the top five among high schools, and Germantown High School also earned a school-level A rating. Madison Middle School scored in the top four, and Germantown Middle School earned a school-level A rating as well.

Madison County elementary schools made an excellent showing with school-level A ratings in all four zones, including at Ann E. Smith Elementary, Highland Elementary, Camden Elementary, Madison Avenue Upper Elementary, Madison Crossing Elementary, and Mannsdale Elementary.

Ridgeland High School, Old Town Middle School, and Velma Jackson High School earned school-level B ratings. 

East Flora Elementary and Shirley Simmons Middle School achieved C ratings and are already focused on taking their scores to the next level this school year, officials said.

Every campus in the district met or exceeded the Mississippi Department of Education’s goal of earning a C grade or higher, with the majority earning strong A ratings.

“We are very proud of all of our accountability results, but we also know that there is more to the success of a district than testing results alone,” Seals said. “Each of our schools works hard to create a wonderful culture full of opportunities in athletics, the arts, and academics, where every student can find a way to participate and be prepared for success beyond high school. Earning such a strong A accountability rating is the icing on the cake.”

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