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Moss Point HS improves state score

Vincent brought faculty and staff together to celebrate the school's accomplishments. (Photo source: WLOX) Vincent brought faculty and staff together to celebrate the school's accomplishments. (Photo source: WLOX)
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MOSS POINT, MS (WLOX) -

The stadium at Moss Point High was buzzing with excitement Friday afternoon, as Superintendent Dr. Shannon Vincent made an enthusiastic speech.

Vincent brought faculty and staff together to celebrate the accomplishments of their accountability model, and a big reveal about the good news: rising scores for several schools in the district. 

"[We've] been so excited, trying not to reveal too much, superintendents met this morning and talked about where we are as a state, how much growth we've made," said Vincent. 

Moss Point High School moved from a D to a B letter grade in the statewide scoring system. The upper elementary moved from an F to a D, and the lower elementary moved from a D to a C. Only one school fell behind; Magnolia Middle School went from a D to an F.

Principal Joe Griffin says his school is seeing it's highest test scores in school history.

"English scores we passed 95 out of 112 that took the test last year, in algebra, 55 out of 60 who took the test, passed. now we know we're doing the things to put kids in position to be successful." 

Jalin Stallworth says he's proud of the extra work he and his peers put in. 

"We're just working hard, teachers coming in every day working hard on us, writing us up for anything, trying to get everybody out of the classroom because they can do better. We can do better," said Jalin. 

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