- Associated Press - Friday, October 17, 2014

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Department of Education has released a first-ever statewide measure of reading readiness of public school kindergarten students. On the computerized test, officials set a readiness score of 530. The statewide average was 501. Here’s a look at the average scores by district.

Aberdeen: 513

Alcorn County: 498

Amite County: 455

Amory: 508

Attala County: 527

Baldwyn: 484

Bay St. Louis-Waveland: 499

Benton County: 488

Biloxi: 483

Booneville: 522

Brookhaven: 480

Calhoun County: 489

Canton: 447

Carroll County: 511

Chickasaw County: 521

Choctaw County: 521

Claiborne County: 504

Clarksdale: 490

Clay County: 508

Cleveland: 495

Clinton: 544

Coahoma County: 508

Coffeeville: 459

Columbia: 486

Columbus: 492

Copiah County: 481

Corinth: 519

Covington County: 483

DeSoto County: 514

Durant: 447

East Jasper: 493

East Tallahatchie: 465

Enterprise: 540

Forest: 480

Forrest County: 496

Franklin County: 547

George County: 498

Greene County: 531

Greenville: 513

Greenwood: 448

Grenada: 497

Gulfport: 496

Hancock County: 528

Harrison County: 512

Hattiesburg: 481

Hazlehurst: 479

Hinds County: 526

Hollandale: 486

Holly Springs: 498

Holmes County: 456

Houston: 525

Humphreys County: 480

Itawamba County: 512

Jackson County: 515

Jackson: 478

Jefferson County: 468

Jefferson Davis County: 506

Jones County: 517

Kemper County: 480

Kosciusko: 445

Lafayette County: 533

Lamar County: 532

Lauderdale County: 498

Laurel: 485

Lawrence County: 495

Leake County: 488

Lee County: 521

Leflore County: 464

Leland: 496

Lincoln County: 498

Long Beach: 535

Louisville: 502

Lowndes County: 528

Lumberton: 500

Madison County: 526

Marion County: 490

Marshall County: 491

McComb: 476

Meridian: 488

Monroe County: 531

Montgomery County: 476

Moss Point: 484

Natchez-Adams: 473

Neshoba County: 488

Nettleton: 506

New Albany: 503

Newton County: 523

Newton: 514

North Bolivar: 474

North Panola: 458

North Pike: 502

North Tippah: 476

Noxubee County: 495

Ocean Springs: 511

Okolona: 472

Oktibbeha County: 472

Oxford: 553

Pascagoula: 483

Pass Christian: 520

Pearl: 471

Pearl River County: 505

Perry County: 494

Petal: 528

Philadelphia: 470

Picayune: 488

Pontotoc: 505

Pontotoc County: 497

Poplarville: 485

Prentiss County: 493

Quitman County: 497

Quitman: 534

Rankin County: 525

Richton: 515

Scott County: 478

Senatobia: 491

Simpson County: 481

Smith County: 501

South Delta: 470

South Panola: 496

South Pike: 487

South Tippah: 491

Starkville: 522

Stone County: 501

Sunflower County: 485

Tate County: 471

Tishomingo County: 529

Tunica County: 552

Tupelo: 530

Union County: 502

Union: 517

Vicksburg-Warren: 488

Walthall County: 496

Water Valley: 473

Wayne County: 518

Webster County: 474

West Bolivar: 490

West Jasper: 501

West Point: 502

West Tallahatchie: 473

Western Line: 520

Wilkinson County: 516

Winona: 521

Yazoo City: 448

Yazoo County: 500

SOURCE: Mississippi Department of Education

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