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Corinth Schools Improve Accountability Results

Corinth Schools Improve Accountability Results
Laine Williams

The Corinth School District and three Corinth schools moved up in the latest accountability results released by the Mississippi Department of Education. 

For the 2022-23 school year, the district as a whole earned a B. Corinth Elementary moved from a C to an A. Corinth High School moved from a C to a B and Corinth Middle School moved from a D to a C.

These results reflect growth between the 2021-22 and 2022-23 school year. The change to rating the district on Cambridge curriculum instead of the state assessments is still in progress. 

“Corinth School District teachers, administrators, and staff are to be commended for their work in improving student achievement and increasing the accountability grades for each of our schools and the district,” said Dr. Lee Childress, superintendent for the Corinth School District.

“Corinth High School had an outstanding acceleration score that measures the number of students taking dual enrollment and Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) classes. This score shows that Corinth students can challenge a more rigorous curriculum and be successful.

“We are continuing to work with the Mississippi Department of Education on our waiver from the U.S. Department of Education. We look forward to completing this work in the near future.

The components of the accountability rating are student proficiency and growth rates in English and math in grades 3-8; growth of the lowest-performing 25 percent of students in English and math; science proficiency in grades 5 and 8; English learner progress toward becoming proficient in the English language; performance on the ACT and high school Algebra I, English II, Biology and U.S. History assessments; student participation and performance in advanced coursework such as Advanced Placement and dual credit/dual enrollment courses; and four-year graduation rate.