Oak Grove and Lamar County School District receive “A” rating

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Oak Grove and Lamar County School District receive “A” rating

Photo Courtesy of Matthew Williams

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Oak Grove High School remains atop the leaderboard of Mississippi high schools, ranking sixth out of 453 public high schools in the state. This achievement was announced publicly as results were released by the Mississippi Department of Education this week.

In the category of 6A schools OGHS is ranked as the second best in the state, behind only Hernando High School. OG scored 832 points on the grading scale as a combined score of the core subjects and college preparation provided by the school. This score accounts for the 2016-2017 school year. Principal Helen Price said, “We couldn’t be more proud of our A rating for OGHS and LCSD!”

The Lamar County School District was ranked seventh in the state overall, and first in the state as a district containing more than one community. The district also moved up from a B rating to A. The grade distribution for Mississippi districts for the 2016-2017 year included  15 A-rated districts, 43 B-rated districts, 43 C-rated districts, 36 D-rated districts, and 9 F-rated districts.

Oak Grove continues its tradition of academic excellence and recognition, solidifying its reputation as one of the best high schools in Mississippi.