Pontotoc City School District Honored as “A” District Award Winner by PREPS
MISSISSIPPI STATE, MS—The Pontotoc City School District has been recognized at the recent statewide conference of the Program of Research and Evaluation of Public Schools (PREPS) for being named an “A” School District under the new Mississippi School Accountability System. Local schools from the Pontotoc City School District have also been recognized at the recent statewide conference of the Program of Research and Evaluation of Public Schools (PREPS) for being named as a Value Added School.
The “A” District Award is presented to school districts that have scored the highest rating in the Mississippi School Accountability System. This year the Pontotoc City School District was one of nine recipients of this prestigious award.
PREPS is a private non-profit consortium of school districts whose purpose is to develop and implement educational products and services that help manage and support districts' efforts to demonstrate improvement in their instructional programs. PREPS is supported by the College of Education at Mississippi State University and is housed in the Center for Educational Partnerships, the service division of the college. Collaboration among member districts enables the districts to benefit from the development of products and services that no single district is capable of developing alone.
Rotary Leadership, 2015
These students from Pontotoc High School and North Pontotoc High School participated in the Rotary Leadership Program. They also presented at our local Rotary Club luncheon. Leadership is an important part of our community and our local Rotary Club is making sure we have good leaders in place in Pontotoc.
Click here to vote!
Pontotoc High School received the prestigious PREPS Value-Added Award for the outstanding work of the administrators, teachers, and students on the performance of the English II subject area test from the 2013-2014 school year. PHS performed better than the statistical model predicted that it should based on the school's free/reduced lunch percentage. Mr. Henry, Mrs. Rutledge (PHS Teacher of the Year), and Mrs. Parker, will attend PREPS Award Celebration at the annual conference March 17-19, 2015. Mrs. Parker-Tutor and Mrs. Rutledge, last year's English II teachers, prepare to celebrate this accomplishment with the other PHS teachers.
Parking Request Form