Thursday, October 20, 2016

Clinton, Rankin, Madison keep A's while JPS fails.

Today is a big day for education in Mississippi. The Mississippi Department of Education released the 2016 school ratings this morning.  Grades were expected to drop since this is the first year that a more difficult test is used to determine the ratings.  However, all local school districts but two managed to keep their grades from last year.
 
Clinton, Madison County, and Rankin County retained their "A" ratings.  Pearl was a "B" last year and is a "B" this year.  The Hinds County School District kept its "C" rating.  Unfortunately, Canton slipped from a "D" to an "F".  The JPS results show why Superintendent Cedric Gray is in hot water.  JPS also went from a "D" to an "F" but the magnitude of the disaster becomes more apparent when one examines the district school by school.  Previous "A" rated schools such as George and Casey Elementary schools plummeted to "C" and "D".  40 out of 55 schools received grades of "D" or "F".  All high schools were "D" or "F". The middle schools were even worse: 1 "D" and 10 "F's".  3 of the 4 "A's" went to special schools.

In other words, JPS grades sank while the other school districts remained the same.  The grades for individual schools are posted below.


Canton: F (1 B, 2 C's, 1 D, 3 F's)
McNeal Elementary: B
Jimmie Goodloe Elementary: C
Reuben Mayes Elementary: C
Canton Elementary:D
Nichols Middle: F
Huey Porter: F
Canton High: F

Clinton: A ( 2 A's, 4 B's, 1 C)
Clinton Park Elementary: A
Northside Elementary: A
Eastside Elementary: B
Lovett Elementary: B
Clinton Junior High: C
Clinton High: B
Summer Hill Jr. High: B

Hinds County: C (2 B's, 5 C's)
Raymond Elementary: B
Carver Middle: B
Gary Road Intermediate: C
Bolton-Edwards Elementary/Middle School: C
Utica Elementary/Middle School: C
Terry High: C
Raymond High: C


Jackson: F (4 A's, 5 B's, 6 C's, 20 D's, 20 F's)
Baker Elementary: A
Davis Magnet School: A
Bailey Middle APAC: A
Power APAC School: A

Elementary (3 A's, 4 B's, 7 C's, 16 D's, 6 F's)
Brown: B
Isabele: B
Key: B
French: B
Dawson: C
McWillie: C
Casey: C
Clausell: C
Woodville Heights: C
Lester: C
Lee: C
Pecan Park: D
Lake: F
Sykes: D
Watkins: D
George: D
Raines: D
John Hopkins: D
North Jackson: D
Oak Forest: D
Bates: D
Johnson Elementary: D
Green: D
Wilkins: D
Walton: D
McLeod: D
Barr: D
Marshall: D
Van Winkle: F
Spann: F
Galloway: F
Timberlawn: F
Pointdexter: F
Boyd: F

Middle (1 B, 1 D, 10 F's)
Kirksey: D

Northwest Middle: B
Powell: F
Blackburn: F
Siwell: F
Chastain: F
Hardy: F
Peeples: F
Rowan: F
Cardozo: F
Whitten: F
Brinkley: F

High Schools (3 D's, 4 F's)
Murrah: D
Provine: D
Jim Hill: D
Callaway: F
Forest Hill: F
Lanier: F
Wingfield: F


Madison County: A
Madison Middle: A
Madison Station Elementary: A
Madison Avenue Upper Elementary: B
Mannsdale Upper Elementary: B
Luther Branson: B
Germantown Middle: B
Madison Avenue Lower Elementary: B
Old Towne Middle: B
Highland Elementary: B
Camden Elementary: C
Shirley Simmons Middle: C
Madison Crossing: C
Anne Smith Elementary: D
East Flora Elementary: F
Germantown High: A
Rosa Scott: A
Ridgeland High: B
Velma Jackson: D
Madison Central: A

Pearl: B (4 B's, 1 C)
Pearl Junior High: B
Pearl Upper: B
Pearl Lower: B
Northside Elementary: C
Pearl High: B

Rankin County: A
Flowood Elementary: A
Brandon Elementary: A
Northshore Elementary: A
Rouse Elementary: A
NW Rankin Middle: A
Stonebridge Elementary: A
Highland Bluff Elementary: A
Florence Elementary: A
Brandon Middle: A
Steen's Creek Elementary: B
Northwest Elementary: B
Puckett Elementary: B
Oakdale Elementary: B
McLaurin Elementary: B
Richland Upper: B
Richland Elementary: B
Pelahatchie Elementary: C
Pisgah Elementary: C
NW Rankin High: A
Brandon High: A
Florence High: B
Puckett Attendance Center: B
Pisgah High: B
Pelahatchie Attendance Center: C
Richland High: C
McLaurin Attendance Center: D


Reimagine Prep: D
Midtown: F

Note: Kamikaze to blame this on a Republican conspiracy in 3..2...1...

39 comments:

Anonymous said...

The news here is that the two charter schools received a D and an F. Maybe there is something to the "If the parents and students don't give a damn, nothing matters" argument.

Anonymous said...

Let's just blame Obama...

Anonymous said...

I hope these grades will cause Jackson to take down those television shows and maybe use the money more wisely, but they will not.

Anonymous said...

Where can one go to find the ratings for Yazoo county schools?

Anonymous said...

I graduated from Callaway in 1979 and it was a pretty good school. It had nothing on the schools I attended in Northern Virginia but great teachers made up for the crappy facility.

Anonymous said...

Number of 2016 JPS National Merit Semifinalists: 0.

Anonymous said...

Callaway had 8 semifinalists in 1979.

Anonymous said...

Madison Crossing-C. I knew that part of the county was ratchit

Anonymous said...

This should give all the white Jackson Democrats and "progressives" using McWillie -- until their children enter a private school for 7th grade or move out of Jackson -- cause for concern.

Anonymous said...

Heartbreaking to see schools that I attended - Chastain, Callaway, and Boyd - are all now F rated, and another school Watkins - D rated. They were great schools in the 1950's and 1960's. Man. What a shame.

Anonymous said...

The charters are easily answered - this is the first year for their operation, taking kids that had spent grades 1 through 4 from JPS and putting them into a truly 5th grade classroom. Many of them came into the 5th grade unable to read at 2nd grade level. Part of the reason that charters have a five year contract - so they have time to be measured on their product, not on what they inherit.

Also, the grading process has the wonderful blackhole of scoring - 'growth'. There is good reason for this being included, but it obviously hurts an operation like a start up charter.

PittPanther said...

The charter schools did so well. They're clearly the answer for all our woes.

Not!

Former JPS Adopt A School said...

The elementary school my old employer adopted in the 1980's, Bradley, isn't on the list. When I looked it up, that building now houses the JPS Campus Enforcement Division. Wow.

Anonymous said...

Someone told me that the MDE changed their ratings guidelines from using actual or raw data scores for each school on a set scale to a Bell curve wherein there was a set number of schools that had to fit into each rating category on the Bell curve. Using the raw scores on a set scale had some schools rated higher than they are on the Bell curve. It would be interesting to see school ratings using the set scale formula vs the Bell curve formula. Regardless of where each school may be, a C, D or F school needs to identify the problem(s) and take steps to resolve them.

Anonymous said...

@ 11:28 - you are a product of the school I assume? Ratchet. R-a-t-c-h-e-t. If you're going to insult folks, please, do your best.

Kingfish said...

They talked about using a curve but decided not to do so. There was some backlash against the idea.

Anonymous said...

Ann Smith in Ridgeland has a D. WOW. Highland Elementary did get a B.

Looks like Ann Smith must make some major changes.

Anonymous said...

Is "ratchit" @11:28 or "ratchet" @1:06 a slang term with which I am unfamiliar? Or are they both showing off their WRETCHED spelling skills?

Anonymous said...

How funny that just the other day when challenged about the JPS probation DonnerKay told her challenger that she's not seen any of the problems detailed in the MDE report and, in an appeal to her own self-righteous authority, she made a point of noting that she's visited many JPS schools.

Anonymous said...

@ 1:30 - It is indeed a slang term and it is spelled ratchet, just like the tool. It is not the word wretched. No need to yell.

Anonymous said...

In the mid to late 1970s when my brother and I attended Callaway it was a top rated school and we received a stellar education. Callaway graduates scored high on national tests while excelling in sports as well. The school produced its share of teachers, athletes, scientists, lawyers and physicians. I earned a law degree and my brother and cousin became medical doctors. I don't believe that children today are less intelligent or capable. We must place expectations, confidence and values on kids beginning in early childhood to create successful adults. Barring those things, we fail.
BTW we were raised by a single mom who had a high school education and worked for the same company until she retired.

Anonymous said...

"@ 11:28 - you are a product of the school I assume? Ratchet. R-a-t-c-h-e-t. If you're going to insult folks, please, do your best. "

That's not how you spell wretched. Or rat shit.

Anonymous said...

Kingfish called the Kamikaze conspiracy theory. From his FB page:

"Dont yall fall for that banana in the tailpipe, that propaganda, that narrative... that they are trying to feed you that Black folks cant run anything. And further dont fall for the hype that surrounding bedroom communities run by white leaders are doing any better. Dont you find it interesting that The City, Our HBCU, and our school district are all simultaneously under fire...at the same damn time? Doesnt that puzzle you? Suddenly ALLLLLLL these Black folks are incompetent?..Money's been mismanaged for all this time and just NOW, yall goin public? And right after they tried to takeover the airport..hmmmmmm. That dont seem strange to you?"

Anonymous said...

Kamikaze is a real scream; blame whitey!

Anonymous said...

4:12 you are correct. The conservative wing of the Republican party is the first to admit that the White Republicans are just as bad as Black Democrats at managing things. See our state government as a prime example. Also, see the Republican Congress.

Anonymous said...

Did you deem my post as racist? You've gone PC.

Anonymous said...

Here is my 2 cents. I pay a great deal of taxes to Hinds County and Jackson for this "Deplorable " condition. Take all athletic programs away, bring grades up ONLY after the kids start learning, but we know they won't. It's a "cultural issue". Plainly said. Sports ain't gonna take you to heaven. Neither will academics. But at least you won't be dumb as a stump

Anonymous said...

4:12 and 4:57... yes just look how well the Democratic controlled cities are run. Just look at D.C., Detroit, Chicago oh and Jackson. We should all be so lucky to live in places like these.

PittPanther said...

How does Madison County warrant an A, when their schools get mostly B, C, and D? Their average across all their schools look more like a B or even a C.

Anonymous said...

I know someone who taught at Powell for many years. Not one of her students (according to her) attended college. Not only that, she regularly runs into her former students working at local restaurants as busboys, cashiers, and wait staff. These are kids with a JPS high school diploma, mind you, that are doing minimum-wage shit most kids do after school or during summer to pick up a quick buck (and probably want $15/hour).

JPS has been a failure for decades. I'd like to see statistics on how many janitors in the city have diplomas from Jim Hill or Calloway or any of JPS's failure factories.

The naked truth of the matter is that JPS is free day care. 99.9% of the kids are there to be watched and fed two meals a day. Why should we expect them to want to succeed when JPS (and their parents) give them no hope and no tools to effect change?

Anonymous said...

6;16 Athletic programs actually teach participants stay out of trouble. Sure, some still go bad, but overall they bring a positive effect. Teamwork, sacrifice, work, preparation etc

Anonymous said...

Go Bailey APAC!

Anonymous said...

I can hear the Kenneth argument now: "Of course out schools get an F because racist white folk are issuing the grades."

Anonymous said...

Yet to see someone point out that 100% of charter schools received either D or F rating...

Anonymous said...

Yet to see someone point out that 100% of charter schools received either D or F rating...

Which demonstrates how very little you truly fathom about charter schools.

Kingfish said...

Actually I did in the post. Why don't you try actually reading it. The very first comment said so. Liar.

Anonymous said...

Ridgeland is like 80% non-white now.

Anonymous said...

2:16

And over 50% rental

Anonymous said...

Ridgeland is like 80% non-white now.

80 is your IQ.

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