- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 13, 2015

HOUSTON, Miss. (AP) - Officials in a northeast Mississippi city have hired a new school superintendent.

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1K6ceQg ) the Houston Board of Trustees hired Tony Cook on Tuesday to be the next leader of the school district. Cook had been superintendent for the Armory School District.

Cook, a Houston native, replaces Superintendent Steve Coker, whose contract was not renewed by the board in December.

Last year the school district received a “C” ranking based on 2013 scores. It had received “D” rankings in 2012 and 2011.

Cook’s Amory district had an “A” ranking in 2014 since districts got to keep their 2013 state test score ranking if it was higher. Without the waiver, Amory schools would have received a “C.”

Cook’s first day will be July 1.

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Information from: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, https://djournal.com

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