Neshoba County School District

The Neshoba County School District is a public school district based in Neshoba County, Mississippi (USA).

The district does not includes the communities of Pearl River and Tucker, the Neshoba County portion of Bogue Chitto, which are privately owned and operated by the sovereign nation of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.

HistoryEdit

Prior to 1970, a dual system of schools was maintained: one system for white students, and another for non-whites. In the late 1920s, the first school for black children in Philadelphia, the Neshoba County School met in the Black Masonic Lodge on the east side of the railroad track along Rea Street. In 1939 the Rosenwald foundation assisted in financing a new school, which was renamed the Neshoba County Training School. In 1948 a new building was built and adopted the name Booker T. Washington School. This school closed when the schools were integrated in 1970.[1]

In 1928, a group of black farmers organized a club to build the first black high school, on country road 553 in Hopewell. Each of the black families donated an acre of cotton, R.H. Molpus a lumber dealer, obtained materials. The white county agent supervised the cotton project to ensure consistency. Additional funds were provided by the Rosenwald Foundation. In 1929, a Jeanes teacher from the Negro Rural School Fund arrived. In 1936 funds were obtained by the county to expand the school to 8 months a year. In 1963, the Hopewell School was replaced by the county with a single high school for all black children in the county, which was named George Washington Carver High School.[2]

In 1965, Thelma Moore became the first black student to attend Neshoba County High School. After one year, she returned to George Washington Carver High School because of the difficulties faced in attending an integrated school.[3] In 1970, due to federally mandated integration, the school was closed and the black students attended Neshoba Central High School alongside white students.[2]

SchoolsEdit

  • Neshoba Central High School
  • Neshoba Central Middle School
  • Neshoba Central Elementary School

DemographicsEdit

2006-07 school yearEdit

There were a total of 3,079 students enrolled in the Neshoba County School District during the 2006-2007 school year. The gender makeup of the district was 51% female and 49% male. The racial makeup of the district was 20.88% African American, 69.28% White, 8.77% Native American, 0.75% Hispanic, and 0.32% Asian.[4] 45.6% of the district's students were eligible to receive free lunch.[5]

Previous school yearsEdit

School Year Enrollment Gender Makeup Racial Makeup
Female Male Asian African
American
Hispanic Native
American
White
2005-06[4] 3,097 51% 49% 0.39% 20.08% 0.58% 8.27% 70.68%
2004-05[4] 3,019 51% 49% 0.33% 19.64% 0.63% 7.92% 71.48%
2003-04[4] 2,975 51% 49% 0.20% 19.19% 0.37% 7.56% 72.67%
2002-03[6] 2,866 51% 49% 0.31% 19.89% 0.21% 7.43% 72.16%

Accountability statisticsEdit

2006-07[7] 2005-06[8] 2004-05[9] 2003-04[10] 2002-03[11]
District Accreditation Status Accredited Accredited Accredited Accredited Accredited
School Performance Classifications
Level 5 (Superior Performing) Schools 1 0 0 0 0
Level 4 (Exemplary) Schools 2 3 0 3 1
Level 3 (Successful) Schools 0 0 3 0 2
Level 2 (Under Performing) Schools 0 0 0 0 0
Level 1 (Low Performing) Schools 0 0 0 0 0
Not Assigned 0 0 0 0 0

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "BOOKER T. WASHINGTON SCHOOL". Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  2. ^ a b "GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER – HOPEWELL". Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  3. ^ "WELLS, THELMA MOORE". Mississippi Civil Rights Project. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d "Mississippi Assessment and Accountability Reporting System". Office of Research and Statistics, Mississippi Department of Education. Archived from the original on 2007-03-23.
  5. ^ "2006-07 State, District, and School Enrollment by Race/Gender with Poverty Data" (XLS). Mississippi Department of Education. 2008-01-16. Retrieved 2008-05-18.[dead link]
  6. ^ "Mississippi Report Card for 2002-2003". Office of Educational Accountability, Mississippi Department of Education. 2004-09-02. Archived from the original on 2007-08-12. Retrieved 2007-08-31.
  7. ^ "2007 Results" (PDF). Mississippi Statewide Accountability System. Mississippi Department of Education. 2007-09-13. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-11-27. Retrieved 2007-09-15.
  8. ^ "2006 Results" (PDF). Mississippi Statewide Accountability System. Mississippi Department of Education. 2006-09-06. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-02-17. Retrieved 2007-06-14.
  9. ^ "2005 Results" (PDF). Mississippi Statewide Accountability System. Mississippi Department of Education. 2005-09-09. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-07-05. Retrieved 2007-06-14.
  10. ^ "2004 Results" (PDF). Mississippi Statewide Accountability System. Mississippi Department of Education. 2004-09-26. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-07-05. Retrieved 2007-06-14.
  11. ^ "2003 Results" (PDF). Mississippi Statewide Accountability System. Mississippi Department of Education. 2003-11-21. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-07-05. Retrieved 2007-06-14.

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