- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

July 28—Lauderdale County School Superintendent Randy Hodges released data that touts the strong academic performances of his county schools.

“I am so proud of our district,” Hodges said. “Our results reflect the high level of commitment to academic success by our administrators, teachers, students and parents.”

Some highlights Hodges revealed include:

—The Lauderdale County School District continues to maintain a B-level ranking and has no school ranked below a C.

—The LCSD ranks in the top 33 percent of all school districts in the state of Mississippi.

—The LCSD ranks in the top 26 percent of districts in terms of growth in reading achievement, and in the top 34 percent in respect to growth in math.

—West Lauderdale High School ranks ninth in the state for academic performance.

—Clarkdale High School ranks 11th in the state for academic performance.

—Lauderdale County Schools rank a B, and the district has received past recognitions from the Mississippi School Board Association.

—Students in grades third-eighth consistently score above the state average on the MCT2.

—Science scores in grades fifth and eighth, are consistently above the state average.

—Algebra I, Biology I and English II scores are well above the state average.

—Five-year trends in the American College Test reflect that students of the LCSD have consistently outperformed the state.

—The state ACT composite scores over the last five years have ranged from 18.7 to 19.0, LCSD scores range from 19.5 to 20.1.

“We continuously analyze our data and look for areas to improve,” Hodges said. “Our goal is to ensure all schools are achieving at the highest possible level.”


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