Criteria for Exiting Priority School Status


  • No longer in the bottom 5% of schools based on performance (QDIo);
  • Two consecutive years of academic improvement as measured by meeting goals established for (1) Leading and (2) Lagging/Achievement Indicators



  • Community-based council in place and functioning.

  1.  Leading Indicators—a school must meet 6 of 9 leading indicator goals.
  2.  Lagging/Achievement Indicators—a school must also meet a minimum of 50% of applicable   achievement indicators. One of the three lagging/achievement indicators met must be the AMOs (reading/language arts, math, and other academic indicators) for the All Students Subgroup, and the school must meet this indicator for two consecutive years to exit Priority status.

Office of School Improvement     P.O. Box 771     Jackson, MS 39205-0771     Phone: (601) 359-1003     Fax: (601) 576-3515

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