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Dexter Green, Superintendent

Beverly Smith, Executive Assistant

Handbook 2015-2016

VISION: Successfully reaching and teaching all students.

MISSION STATEMENT:  The Okolona School District will provide all students with a quality education that meets and exceeds state learning standards in a safe and secure learning environment.

Goals:

OMSSD will become a “B” Performing School District.

OMSSD will meet and exceed state averages on all state mandated assessments.

OMSSD parents, teachers, and staff will work as a professional learning community.

OMSSD will provide students with a safe, secure, and nurturing learning environment.  OMSSD will integrate technology to enrich, reinforce and increase student learning.

District Accomplishments after Conservatorship

  • Okolona High School earned a “C” accreditation rating from the Mississippi Department of Education for school years 2013-2014 and 2014-2015.
  • Okolona Elementary earned the PREPS’ Value Added Award in March 2014. The PREPS’ Value Added Award is presented to high performing schools among Mississippi school districts.
  • Okolona Elementary earned a “B” accreditation rating from the Mississippi Department of Education for school year 2013-2014.
  • Okolona Elementary was a Top Ten school in the state of Mississippi for academic growth for school year 2013-2014 according to schooldigger.com reports.
  • The Okolona School District passed a $2 million dollar bond referendum on August 26, 2014 to upgrade school facilities.
  • The Okolona School District became financially solvent after school year 2013-2014 according to the Office of Financial Services with the Mississippi Department of Education.
  • The Okolona School District improved 54 district rankings for student academic achievement since school year 2013-2014 school year according to schooldigger.com reports.
  • Okolona Elementary surpassed 143 elementary schools in Mississippi for student academic achievement during school year 2013-2014 according to schooldigger.com reports.
  • Okolona High School surpassed 51 high schools in Mississippi for student academic achievement during school year 2014-2015 according to schooldigger.com reports.
  • Ninety percent (90%) of Okolona Elementary 3rd grade students were eligible for 4th grade according to the 3rd Grade Reading Gate Summative Assessment with good cause exemptions.
  • The Lodging, Hospitality, and Tourism class at the Okolona Vocational Complex was ranked #1 in the state of Mississippi on CPAS 2 exams.
  • Okolona High School’s graduation rate went from 57.3% in 2013 to 76% in 2014 which exceeded the state average.
  • Okolona High School played in the 2A Boys Basketball Championship game in 2015.