The Leflore County School District (LCSD) was a public school district headquartered in Greenwood, Mississippi, United States.[1]

The district served areas in Leflore County outside of the City of Greenwood, including the city of Itta Bena, the towns of Morgan City, Schlater and Sidon,[2] as well as the community of Minter City.[3] Also some portions of Greenwood were in the district, as well as Mississippi Valley State,[2] which contains faculty housing and residential apartments of Mississippi Valley State University.[4]

Effective July 1, 2019 this district and the Greenwood Public School District consolidated into the Greenwood-Leflore School District.[5]

History

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In October 2013 the State of Mississippi took control of the school district. The second person appointed by state as the head of the school district was Ilean Richards.[6]

Circa 2016 the rating of the Greenwood district was D. Unlike most state-mandated school district consolidations, in which a larger district absorbs a smaller district, in this instance two districts of roughly equal size are merging; in 2016 the Leflore district had 2,405 students and the Greenwood district had 2,846 students while the Leflore district had 2,405 students.[7] Adam Ganucheau and Zachary Oren Smith of Mississippi Today described both districts as being "large".[7]

David Jordan, a member of the Mississippi Senate, criticized the upcoming Greenwood-Leflore merger since the Leflore district's performance in state tests was worse than that of the Greenwood district; their respective grades from the Mississippi Department of Education circa 2016-2017 were F and C.[8]

Richards resigned in 2017, and James Johnson-Waldington became the district head.[6]

Schools

High schools (9-12):

4-8 schools:

Middle schools (6-8):

Primary schools:

K-6
  • Leflore County Elementary School (Itta Benna)
K-3
  • Claudine F. Brown Elementary School (Unincorporated area)
  • It is about 5 miles (8.0 km) north of Sidon.[12]
Closed before district dissolution
  • Amanda Elzy Elementary School (Unincorporated area)[13] - In 2013 the building was converted into Amanda Elzy Junior High School.

Other

Demographics

Leflore district had 2,405 students in 2016,[7] About 2,400 students circa 2017,[6] and 2,167 in the 2018–2019 school year.[14]

2006-07 school year

There were a total of 2,936 students enrolled in the Leflore County School District during the 2006–2007 school year. The gender makeup of the district was 49% female and 51% male. The racial makeup of the district was 96.46% African American, 1.36% White, and 2.18% Hispanic.[15] All of the district's students were eligible to receive free lunch.[16]

Previous school years

School Year Enrollment Gender Makeup Racial Makeup
Female Male Asian African
American
Hispanic Native
American
White
2005-06[15] 3,053 49% 51% 96.43% 1.44% 2.13%
2004-05[15] 3,043 49% 51% 96.45% 1.45% 2.10%
2003-04[15] 2,996 49% 51% 0.03% 96.83% 1.44% 1.70%
2002-03[17] 3,050 49% 51% 0.03% 96.79% 1.28% 1.90%

Accountability statistics

2006-07[18] 2005-06[19] 2004-05[20] 2003-04[21] 2002-03[22]
District Accreditation Status Accredited Accredited Accredited Accredited Accredited
School Performance Classifications
Level 5 (Superior Performing) Schools 2 2 2 2 0
Level 4 (Exemplary) Schools 1 0 0 1 2
Level 3 (Successful) Schools 0 2 3 2 1
Level 2 (Under Performing) Schools 4 3 2 2 4
Level 1 (Low Performing) Schools 0 0 0 0 0
Not Assigned 0 0 0 0 0

See also

References

  1. ^ "Contact Us Archived 2009-12-03 at the Wayback Machine." Leflore County School District. Retrieved on October 4, 2009.
  2. ^ a b "SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP (2010 CENSUS): Leflore County, MS" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2021-05-12.
  3. ^ a b "Home". T.Y. Fleming School. 2001-05-23. Retrieved 2021-05-18. Route 2 Box 1A Minter City, MS 38944
  4. ^ "Campus Map" (PDF). Mississippi Valley State University. 2017. Retrieved 2021-05-13.
  5. ^ "School District Consolidation in Mississippi Archived 2017-07-02 at the Wayback Machine." Mississippi Professional Educators. December 2016. Retrieved on July 2, 2017. Page 2 (PDF p. 3/6).
  6. ^ a b c "State-appointed leader of Mississippi's worst-rated school district resigns". Clarion Ledger. Associated Press. 2017-11-19. Retrieved 2018-09-17.
  7. ^ a b c Ganucheau, Adam; Zachary Oren Smith (2016-04-25). "School vote in Jackson hits Greenwood hard". Mississippi Today. Retrieved 2018-09-17.
  8. ^ "Lt. Governor Willing To Listen On Greenwood-Leflore Merger". Delta Daily News. Retrieved 2018-09-17.
  9. ^ "East".
  10. ^ a b c Darden, Bob (2013-07-28). "New realigned grade lineup in Leflore County". Greenwood Commonwealth. p. 10A. - Clipping from Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ [1]
  12. ^ "School Profile". Claudine Brown Elementary School. Retrieved 2021-05-18. [...]and 5 miles north of Sidon, MS[...]
  13. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20130304051710/https://web.archive.org/web/20150210000058/https://leflorecountyschools.org/schools/leflorecountyschools.org/schools
  14. ^ Kennedy, Mike (2019-07-08). "Merger creates new school district in Mississippi". American School and University Magazine. Retrieved 2021-02-25.
  15. ^ a b c d "Mississippi Assessment and Accountability Reporting System". Office of Research and Statistics, Mississippi Department of Education. Archived from the original on 2007-03-23.
  16. ^ "2006-07 State, District, and School Enrollment by Race/Gender with Poverty Data" (XLS). Mississippi Department of Education. 2008-01-16. Retrieved 2008-05-18.[dead link]
  17. ^ "Mississippi Report Card for 2002-2003". Office of Educational Accountability, Mississippi Department of Education. 2004-09-02. Archived from the original on 2007-08-12. Retrieved 2007-08-31.
  18. ^ "2007 Results" (PDF). Mississippi Statewide Accountability System. Mississippi Department of Education. 2007-09-13. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-11-27. Retrieved 2007-09-15.
  19. ^ "2006 Results" (PDF). Mississippi Statewide Accountability System. Mississippi Department of Education. 2006-09-06. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-02-17. Retrieved 2007-06-11.
  20. ^ "2005 Results" (PDF). Mississippi Statewide Accountability System. Mississippi Department of Education. 2005-09-09. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-12-13. Retrieved 2007-06-11.
  21. ^ "2004 Results" (PDF). Mississippi Statewide Accountability System. Mississippi Department of Education. 2004-09-26. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-07-05. Retrieved 2007-06-11.
  22. ^ "2003 Results" (PDF). Mississippi Statewide Accountability System. Mississippi Department of Education. 2003-11-21. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-07-05. Retrieved 2007-06-11.

Coordinates: 33°31′35″N 90°12′57″W / 33.526325°N 90.215880°W / 33.526325; -90.215880