EWHS named ‘Champion of Change’

From Press Reports


The Mississippi Department of Education honored 57 schools Nov. 8 for academic achievement or progress during a ceremony at the Central High School Building in Jackson.

East Webster High School was among those honored.

MDE staff recognized schools that have earned the title of High Progress, Gold Ribbon, High Performing or Distinguished under federal Title 1 guidelines as “Champions of Change.”

“We recognize that accomplishing this level of achievement or progress doesn’t happen by accident,” said Dr. Kim Benton, interim deputy state superintendent for instructional enhancement and internal operations.

The federal Title I program provides funding to schools across the country for students at risk of failure and living at or near poverty. The goal of funding is to provide students with a fair and equal opportunity to meet challenging academic standards and to help school districts close the achievement gap.

EWHS was one of eight schools that earned the High Performing status because they have demonstrated the greatest gains in closing achievement gaps among students and improving student performance for three consecutive years.