The North Bolivar Consolidated School District, formerly the North Bolivar School District is a public school district located in northern Bolivar County in the state of Mississippi. It is headquartered in Mound Bayou with an office in Shelby.

The school district serves the towns of Mound Bayou, Shelby, Alligator, Winstonville, and Duncan.[1]

The current[when?] Superintendent is Maurice Smith.

History

On July 1, 2014 the North Bolivar School District consolidated with the Mound Bayou Public School District to form the North Bolivar Consolidated School District. The central office for this consolidated district is located in Mound Bayou.[2] The two former districts were abolished with the resulting district a new one.[3]

As three of the five board members of the consolidated district were from the former Shelby-based North Bolivar school district, the representatives of that district had full control of the entire district.[4] After the merger with North Bolivar perception of Mound Bayou district residents was that the state had interfered with a previously stable school district.[5]

The district's board voted to close two schools effective 2018, on a 3 to 2 basis:[6] John F. Kennedy High School and Shelby Middle School, as the district overall had fewer students than before and because of a diminished financial situation.[4] In August 2018 the Mississippi Supreme Court finalized the closure of Kennedy.[6]

Academic performance

For the 2018-2019 school year the State of Mississippi stated that the school district had an "F" accountability rating. The district argued that the state had factored in the graduation rates of the high schools even though the state stated that it would use the overall accountability rating of the district for those schools in the event of their consolidation.[7]

Schools

Secondary school (grades 7-12):

Elementary schools:

Former schools

Demographics

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2008–09 school year

There were a total of 737 students enrolled in the pre-merger North Bolivar School District during the 2008–2009 school year. The gender makeup of the district was 49% female and 51% male. The racial makeup of the district was 99.19% African American, 0.54% Hispanic and 0.27% White.[9] Currently 100% of students are eligible to receive free or reduced lunch.[10]

Previous school years

School Year Enrollment Gender Makeup Racial Makeup
Female Male Asian African
American
Hispanic Native
American
White
2007-08[9] 777 48% 52% 98.84% 0.90% 0.13%
2006-07[9] 770 49% 51% 98.96% 0.78% 0.26%
2005-06[9] 810 49% 51% 98.27% 1.60% 0.12%
2004-05[9] 891 48% 52% 97.87% 1.68% 0.45%
2003-04[9] 917 47% 53% 98.26% 1.53% 0.21%
2002-03[11] 966 48% 52% 98.55% 0.93% 0.52%

Accountability statistics

2002–2007

2006–07[12] 2005–06[13] 2004–05[14] 2003–04[15] 2002–03[16]
District Accreditation Status Accredited Advised Accredited Accredited Accredited
School Performance Classifications
Level 5 (Superior Performing) Schools 0 0 0 0 0
Level 4 (Exemplary) Schools 0 2 0 1 0
Level 3 (Successful) Schools 2 1 1 0 0
Level 2 (Under Performing) Schools 1 0 0 2 2
Level 1 (Low Performing) Schools 0 0 2 0 1
Not Assigned 0 0 0 0 0

2008–2009

2008–09[17]
District Accreditation Status Accredited
School Performance Classifications
Level 7 (Star School) Schools 0
Level 6 (High Performing) Schools 0
Level 5 (Successful) Schools 1 (Brooks Elementary School)
Level 4 (Academic Watch) Schools 1 (Shelby Middle School)
Level 3 (Low-Performing) Schools 0
Level 2 (At-Risk of Failing) Schools 1 (Broad Street High School)
Level 1 (Failing) Schools 0
Not Assigned 0

See also

References

  1. ^ "2020 CENSUS - SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP: Bolivar County, MS" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2021-05-12.
  2. ^ "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).
  3. ^ "Senate Bill 2760 (As Sent to Governor)". Mississippi Legislature. Retrieved 2021-08-09.
  4. ^ a b Davis Betz, Kelsey (2018-01-24). "Mound Bayou school one of two in Delta to close as enrollment, funds dwindle". Mississippi Today. Retrieved 2021-05-12.
  5. ^ Davis Betz, Kelsey (2018-03-01). "Mound Bayou residents pursue legal action to keep high school open". Mississippi Today. Retrieved 2021-05-12.
  6. ^ a b Davis Betz, Kelsey (2018-08-15). "Mound Bayou high school can close, state Supreme Court says". Mississippi Today. Mississippi Today.
  7. ^ Skinner, Kayleigh (2019-10-28). "State education board to decide on the 'ridiculous,' 'ludicrous' rule hurting a Delta school district". Mississippi Today. Retrieved 2021-05-12.
  8. ^ Davis Betz, Kelsey (2018-05-19). "Mound Bayou's history a 'magical kingdom' residents fight to preserve". Mississippi Today. Retrieved 2021-05-12.
  9. ^ a b c d e f "Mississippi Assessment and Accountability Reporting System". Office of Research and Statistics, Mississippi Department of Education. Archived from the original on 2007-03-23.
  10. ^ "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]
  11. ^ "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.
  12. ^ "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.
  13. ^ "2006 Results" (PDF). Mississippi Statewide Accountability System. Mississippi Department of Education. 2006-09-06. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-02-17. Retrieved 2007-06-14.
  14. ^ "2005 Results" (PDF). Mississippi Statewide Accountability System. Mississippi Department of Education. 2005-09-09. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-07-05. Retrieved 2007-06-14.
  15. ^ "2004 Results" (PDF). Mississippi Statewide Accountability System. Mississippi Department of Education. 2004-09-26. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-07-05. Retrieved 2007-06-14.
  16. ^ "2003 Results" (PDF). Mississippi Statewide Accountability System. Mississippi Department of Education. 2003-11-21. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-07-05. Retrieved 2007-06-14.
  17. ^ "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.

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