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IAHS ranks among nation’s top in educating low-income students

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator Itawamba Agricultural High School was recently named one of the country’s top 500 schools serving low-income students, according to Newsweek’s 2016 Beating the Odds report. The study, which is primarily based on surveys of the schools, accounts for schools’ college-readiness, graduation rates and the number of high school seniors enrolled […]

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Itawamba students makes strong showing on state tests

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator As a whole, Itawamba County students surpassed statewide averages on last year’s state test, according to results recently released by the Mississippi Department of Education. For the most part, school officials couldn’t be happier with the results. “We are very proud of how our district did,” said Itawamba County superintendent […]

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A new way to play: New IAC playground will be accessible to kids with disabilities

Local non-profit group April’s Angels is moving forward with a project that would make the organization’s namesake proud. Members of April’s Angels — named after IAC teacher April South, who passed away in 2011 — have approved a design for a playground area that can be used by children with physical and/or mental disabilities. Designed […]

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School tragedy heightens safety awareness

In the wake of last week’s school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., even local teachers and parents are, likely, a little on edge. That feeling is natural, said officials with both the Itawamba County school district and law enforcement; but it’s also important to remember that such incidents are, mercifully, rare. […]

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