Oxford School District Maintains “A” Rating in State 2017-2018 Accountability Results
Oxford, Mississippi (October 11, 2018) — The Mississippi Department of Education has released the official accountability ratings for schools and districts across the state. Oxford School District (OSD) received an “A” rating, maintaining its position as one of the top districts in the state. Three OSD elementary schools hold 3 of the top 12 slots in the state- Bramlett Elementary, Della Davidson Elementary and Oxford Elementary. These elementary schools also are ranked 1,2, and 3 for growth in Math in the state. OSD also boasted the highest College and Career Readiness percentage statewide.
Mississippi’s A-F grading system measures overall student performance and their progress from year to year, graduation rates, and college and career readiness. OSD Superintendent Brian Harvey stated, “The grading scale works by holding all schools to the same expectations and clearly communicating the results to parents and the community. Once again, our students, teachers, staff, and administrators earned an “A” rating through their hard work and dedication to excellence and are to be commended. Excellence requires us to act; therefore, we cannot grow complacent. Our district continues to work to close the achievement gap by helping lowest-achieving students make progress toward proficiency.”
About the Point Scales
For 700 point schools, the components making up the score include: reading proficiency, math proficiency, reading growth for all students, math growth for all students, reading growth for bottom quartile, math growth for bottom quartile, and science proficiency.
For 1000 point schools, the components making up the score include: reading proficiency, math proficiency, reading growth for all students, math growth for all students, reading growth for bottom quartile, math growth for bottom quartile, science proficiency, US History proficiency, college and career readiness (ACT), acceleration (AP, dual enrollment, & dual credit), and graduation rate.
Elementary Schools are a 700 point scale; “A” Rating begins at 442:
- Bramlett Elementary - A (637)
- Oxford Elementary - A (559)
- Della Davidson - A (603)
- Oxford Intermediate - B (435)
- Oxford Middle - B (441)
High Schools are a 1000 point scale; “A” Rating begins at 754:
- Oxford High - A (763)
Districts are a 1000 point scale; “A” Rating begins at 668:
- Oxford School District - A (718)
The 2017-2018 statewide accountability results show OSD student proficiency levels among high-ranking performing public schools in the state:
- 68.5 percent of students are proficient in reading
- 61.9 percent of students are proficient in math
- 73 percent of OSD students are proficient in history
- 80.3 percent of students are proficient in science
Visit msrc.mdek12.org for more information on statewide results.