Parents and community members now have access to detailed information about their local school districts.
When the Mississippi Legislature passed The Children First Act of 2009, it required all of the state’s districts to publish a report profiling their makeup, academic achievement and financial data.
Those reports are now available at www.msreportcard.com.
Under the law, districts also are required to post this information on their Web sites, provide free copies of the report at the district offices and at each of the schools, and publish the report in a local newspaper.
“People across the state of Mississippi often ask for information about their school district and most of the information can be difficult to obtain,” interim state Superintendent John Jordan said in a press release.
“Now with the new Dashboard Report, anyone can view in-depth detailed information regarding their school district in one document and in one location.”
The report includes the district’s demographics and racial makeup, number of national board certified teachers, state accountability ranking, graduation rate, average ACT scores, millage and assessed valuation and estimated per-student expenditures.
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