The State Board of Education approved Jefferson County School District (JCSD) as an Early Learning Collaborative (ELC). As a result, JCSD joins a distinct group of 35 districts that will provide high-quality early childhood education pre-K programs to 4-year-old students.
The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) recently released the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Update for the 2021-22 school year, which showed that the Jefferson County Elementary School pre-K and kindergarten students' scores exceeded the state average.
Jefferson County School District received notification from the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) that its Gifted Education Program earned Exemplary Status. The report noted that the evaluation was not an audit, but Jefferson County was compliant with Process Standard 17.8 on an exemplary level based on the documentation provided.