Nettleton School District (Mississippi)

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Nettleton School District
Type and location
Type Public
Location Nettleton, Mississippi
District information
Superintendent Russell Taylor
Students and staff
Students approx. 1350
Other information
Website www.nettletonschools.com

The Nettleton School District is a public school district based in Nettleton, Mississippi (USA).

The district serves northwestern Monroe and southeastern Lee counties.

Schools[edit]

  • Nettleton High School
  • Nettleton Middle School
  • Nettleton Primary School

Demographics[edit]

2006-07 school year[edit]

There were a total of 1,359 students enrolled in the Nettleton School District during the 2006-2007 school year. The gender makeup of the district was 50% female and 50% male. The racial makeup of the district was 27.74% African American, 71.52% White, 0.66% Hispanic, and 0.07% Asian.[1] 52.0% of the district's students were eligible to receive free lunch.[2]

Previous school years[edit]

School Year Enrollment Gender Makeup Racial Makeup
Female Male Asian African
American
Hispanic Native
American
White
2005-06[1] 1,394 50% 50% 0.14% 28.91% 0.65% 70.30%
2004-05[1] 1,388 49% 51% 29.03% 0.43% 70.53%
2003-04[1] 1,392 49% 51% 0.14% 29.09% 0.29% 70.47%
2002-03[3] 1,381 49% 51% 0.07% 30.05% 0.22% 69.66%


Accountability statistics[edit]

2006-07[4] 2005-06[5] 2004-05[6] 2003-04[7] 2002-03[8]
District Accreditation Status Accredited Accredited Accredited Accredited Accredited
School Performance Classifications
Level 5 (Superior Performing) Schools 1 1 0 1 0
Level 4 (Exemplary) Schools 2 2 3 3 2
Level 3 (Successful) Schools 0 0 0 0 2
Level 2 (Under Performing) Schools 0 0 0 0 0
Level 1 (Low Performing) Schools 0 0 0 0 0
Not Assigned 0 0 0 0 0

Racially segregated election policy[edit]

On August 26, 2010, The Smoking Gun posted a memo which Nettleton Middle School had distributed to all students in grades 6-8. The memo described the rules for the student government election, including specifications that only students of particular races be elected to particular posts. Of the twelve posts, 8 were reserved for white students. The highest posts, the president for each grade level, were all reserved for whites. [9] Some parents complained about this policy.[10] At around the same time, school superintendent Russell Taylor issued a statement saying that the policy was being reviewed.[11] As a firestorm of news coverage developed in the next day, the school board voted in an emergency meeting on August 27, 2010 to reverse the policy. The district's press release stated that the policy had existed for over 30 years, and was intended to "ensure minority representation and involvement in the student body."[12][13]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Mississippi Assessment and Accountability Reporting System". Office of Research and Statistics, Mississippi Department of Education. 
  2. ^ "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]
  3. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ "2007 Results" (PDF). Mississippi Statewide Accountability System. Mississippi Department of Education. 2007-09-13. Archived from the original on 2007-11-27. Retrieved 2007-09-15. 
  5. ^ "2006 Results" (PDF). Mississippi Statewide Accountability System. Mississippi Department of Education. 2006-09-06. Archived from the original on 2007-02-17. Retrieved 2007-06-14. 
  6. ^ "2005 Results" (PDF). Mississippi Statewide Accountability System. Mississippi Department of Education. 2005-09-09. Archived from the original on 2007-07-05. Retrieved 2007-06-14. 
  7. ^ "2004 Results" (PDF). Mississippi Statewide Accountability System. Mississippi Department of Education. 2004-09-26. Archived from the original on 2007-07-05. Retrieved 2007-06-14. 
  8. ^ "2003 Results" (PDF). Mississippi Statewide Accountability System. Mississippi Department of Education. 2003-11-21. Archived from the original on 2007-07-05. Retrieved 2007-06-14. 
  9. ^ "Class Officers Segregated By Race". The Smoking Gun. truTV. 26 August 2010. Retrieved 26 August 2010. 
  10. ^ Irin Carmon. "Middle School Only Allows Whites To Be Class President". Jezebel (website). Gawker Media. Retrieved 26 August 2010. 
  11. ^ Russell Taylor. "Media Statement". Retrieved 26 August 2010. 
  12. ^ http://www.wtva.com/content/news/breaking/story/Nettleton-School-Board-takes-race-out-of-student/9zjvb5GGWk-S5n8qlqJwCA.cspx
  13. ^ http://www.nettletonschools.com/programs.cfm?subpage=362714

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