While the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District will keep its C overall accountability score, many of the district’s schools showed decreases in performance from last year.

The most drastic decrease in accountability rating was Overstreet Elementary school.The school received a D rating for this year; down from the B it received in 2018.

Armstrong Middle School also received a D this year, down from last year’s C rating.

Starkville High School also showed a drop, going from a B to a C.

West Elementary School dropped down to a B from its 2018 A rating, while both Sudduth Elementary School and Henderson Ward Stewart Elementary School retained their C ratings from 2018.

According to the Mississippi Department of Education, which oversees the accountability ratings, 70% of school districts in Mississippi were rated C or higher.

The ratings are assembled based in part on scores from the Mississippi Academic Assessment Program tests in English language arts (ELA) and math.

For more on this story, read Wednesday's Starkville Daily News.

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