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JPS Celebrates Improved Performance for the Second Consecutive Year

September 28, 2023


We're thrilled to announce that the Jackson Public School District has demonstrated significant academic progress for the second consecutive year. We achieved an impressive accountability rating of 598 in the Mississippi Accountability Results, coming just one point shy of attaining a "B" grade. This marks an outstanding increase of 29 points with a total of 23 schools increasing at least one letter grade. The State Board of Education officially endorsed these accountability grades during their meeting on September 28th. These ratings are based on the Mississippi Academic Assessment Program (MAAP) assessment, which evaluates proficiency and growth in English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and U.S. History, along with other performance measures. In the 2022-2023 academic year, MAAP assessments were administered to students in grades 3 through 8, as well as high school students.


JPS Accountability Ratings chart shows increase from 448 in 2016 to 598 in 2023

JPS Accountability Ratings 2016-2023 Comparison Chart: The District's accountability rating of 598 represents an increase of 29 points over 2022 and 94 points over 2019.


We're particularly pleased to report improvements in English Language Arts (ELA), Mathematics, Science, and History across Jackson public schools, including:

  • A notable 7.1% increase in reading proficiency.
  • An impressive 8.4% uptick in math proficiency.
  • A commendable 7.8% rise in history proficiency.
  • A notable 6.8% boost in science proficiency.


JPS MAAP Proficiency 2016-2023

JPS MAAP ELA/Math 2016-2023 Comparison Chart: Overall proficiency in English language arts increased from 19.5% in 2016 to 34.3% in 2023. Math proficiency increased from 15.4% in 2016 to 30.4% in 2023.


Since 2019, JPS has demonstrated an increase in our overall rating, rising from 504 to 598, marking an impressive gain of 94 points. The most substantial increase has been in history proficiency, boasting an extraordinary 23% surge. This achievement underscores our unwavering dedication to elevating academic outcomes on a substantial scale. Under the guidance of Superintendent Dr. Errick L. Greene, Jackson Public Schools has achieved an all-time high on the Mississippi State Accountability Rating. This demonstrates that visionary leadership and high expectations can drive remarkable progress in education.


Jackson Public Schools State Report Card

JPS State Report Card 2019-2023 Comparison Chart: JPS saw overall increases in proficiency ratings of 7.2% in reading, 6.6% in math, and 23% in science. The graduation rate increased to 9.9%.


"This achievement is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our students, educators, and the entire JPS community," said Greene. “We are steadfast in our commitment to ensure ongoing progress in student achievement by enhancing teacher effectiveness through data-driven strategies and professional development opportunities.”

JPS will continue to push boundaries and set standards of excellence in education.

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