A Rating

The Jones County School District is being recognized as an “A-Rated, Top Performing” school district!  The district received this rating based on the Mississippi Statewide Accountability System for the school year 2022-2023.  This rating system assigns a letter grade of “A” through “F” based on student achievement, student growth, student participation in testing, and other academic measures.  Congratulations to the students, teachers, parents, administration, community members, and all stakeholders on the achievement of this highest academic rating!

High School Highlights
Milner Named NEJ STAR Student

Milner Named NEJ STAR Student

Tucker Ryan Milner, son of Ryan and Heather Milner of Laurel,  has been named STAR Student for the 2023-2024 school year by the Mississippi Economic Council (MEC) Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program.  The program will be held April 4, 2024, at the Clyde Muse Center in Pearl, MS.  The theme for the event is “Pathways to Success.”  This year will mark the 59th Anniversary of the STAR program.  Established by the Mississippi Economic Council in 1965, the purpose of the STAR program is to recognize outstanding students and teachers in Mississippi through its Education Celebration. 

Star Students are selected on the basis of academic excellence.  Both American College Test scores and scholastic averages are compared to determine the school’s STAR Student, explained Vickie Powell of Jackson, Senior Vice President of Foundations.  “The STAR program encourages and promotes academic achievement among  Mississippi’s high school seniors,” she said.  Each STAR student is asked to designate a STAR Teacher, the teacher who has made the greatest contribution to the student’s scholastic achievement. 

Tucker selected Mrs. Regina Milner as his STAR Teacher.