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Clinton ranks number one in state for math, top five in ELA

Special to The Clinton Courier

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The Clinton Public School District continues to rank as one of the top performing districts in the state of Mississippi.


Last month, the Mississippi Department of Education released student performance data for the 2022 Mississippi Academic Assessment Program.


The Clinton Public School District ranked first statewide in mathematics and fifth statewide in English Language Arts.


“Our teachers did an exceptional job designing instruction where challenges were readily accepted by students, despite the obstacles schools faced over the course of last year,” Clinton Public School District’s Superintendent Dr. Andy Schoggin said. “The intentional focus on student support and success, from both teachers and school administrators, is proof of their dedication to the students of the Clinton community.”


Dr. Schoggin added that high levels of student success cannot happen in a vacuum.


“There is no doubt that parental involvement is a major factor in a student’s academic performance,” he said. “I could not be prouder of the dedication and commitment to excellence for the education of the students in our district.”


Clinton’s academic achievements warranted special recognition during MDE’s monthly board meeting from Dr. Paula Vanderford, Chief Accountability Officer.


The annual MAAP assessments measure students’ knowledge, skills and academic growth from elementary through high school. The assessments are designed to inform parents about how their students are progressing and allow districts to make informed decisions on instructional focuses.

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