Itawamba County School District

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Itawamba County School District
Location
Fulton, Mississippi
Itawamba County

United States
District information
Type Public
Grades Pre-K12th
Superintendent Teresa McNeece
Other information
Board members School Board Member Listing
Website Itawamba County School District

The Itawamba County School District is a public school district based in Fulton, Mississippi (USA). The district's boundaries parallel that of Itawamba County.

Schools[edit]

  • Tremont Attendance Center (Grades K-12), Principal Michael Cates
  • Itawamba Agricultural High School (Grades 9–12)[1], Principal Trae Wiygul[1]
  • Dorsey Attendance Center (Grades K-8)
  • Fairview Attendance Center (Grades K-8)
  • Itawamba Attendance Center (Grades K-8)
  • Mantachie Attendance Center (Grades K-12)

Demographics[edit]

2006–07 school year[edit]

There were a total of 3,695 students enrolled in the Itawamba County 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 90.45% White, 8.15% African American, 1.00% Hispanic, 0.30% Asian, and 0.11% Native American.[2] 42.1% of the district's students were eligible to receive free lunch.[3]

Previous school years[edit]

School Year Enrollment Gender Makeup Racial Makeup
Female Male Asian African
American
Hispanic Native
American
White
2005–06[2] 3,779 50% 50% 0.32% 8.23% 0.85% 0.08% 90.53%
2004–05[2] 3,789 50% 50% 0.26% 7.71% 0.74% 0.05% 91.24%
2003–04[2] 3,823 50% 50% 0.21% 7.45% 0.60% 0.03% 91.71%
2002–03[4] 3,781 49% 51% 0.26% 7.80% 0.56% 91.38%

Accountability statistics[edit]

2006–07[5] 2005–06[6] 2004–05[7] 2003–04[8] 2002–03[9]
District Accreditation Status Accredited Accredited Accredited Accredited Accredited
School Performance Classifications
Level 5 (Superior Performing) Schools 1 0 1 1 0
Level 4 (Exemplary) Schools 4 6 4 2 4
Level 3 (Successful) Schools 1 0 1 3 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

Controversies[edit]

In 2010, Itawamba Agricultural High School found itself in the national media twice for LGBT related issues. In one incident, a transgender student was suspended for wearing heels and makeup.[10][11] In another incident, the school's prom was cancelled after a lesbian student said that she wanted to bring her girlfriend and wear a tuxedo.[12][13][14][15]

In 2011, Itawamba Agricultural High School received reports that several female students had been subjected to unwanted sexual comments and touching by some of the school’s coaches. A student posted an original lyric concerning the incidents. The school transferred the student to another school as discipline. The student then brought a lawsuit against the school district. The case went to the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit which ruled against the student who then asked the Supreme Court to hear an appeal on First Amendment grounds.[16]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Itawamba Agricultural High School Administration, Retrieved March 11, 2010 Archived April 10, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ a b c d "Mississippi Assessment and Accountability Reporting System". Office of Research and Statistics, Mississippi Department of Education. Archived from the original on March 23, 2007. 
  3. ^ "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]
  4. ^ "Mississippi Report Card for 2002–2003". Office of Educational Accountability, Mississippi Department of Education. September 2, 2004. Archived from the original on August 12, 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-31. 
  5. ^ "2007 Results" (PDF). Mississippi Statewide Accountability System. Mississippi Department of Education. September 13, 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 27, 2007. Retrieved September 15, 2007. 
  6. ^ "2006 Results" (PDF). Mississippi Statewide Accountability System. Mississippi Department of Education. September 6, 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 17, 2007. Retrieved 2007-06-10. 
  7. ^ "2005 Results" (PDF). Mississippi Statewide Accountability System. Mississippi Department of Education. September 9, 2005. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 13, 2006. Retrieved 2007-06-10. 
  8. ^ "2004 Results" (PDF). Mississippi Statewide Accountability System. Mississippi Department of Education. September 26, 2004. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 5, 2007. Retrieved 2007-06-10. 
  9. ^ "2003 Results" (PDF). Mississippi Statewide Accountability System. Mississippi Department of Education. November 21, 2003. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 11, 2006. Retrieved 2007-06-10. 
  10. ^ Dan Savage (March 24, 2010). "Itawamba Agricultural High School Suspended a Transgender Student Back in January". The Stranger. Retrieved March 25, 2010. 
  11. ^ Unknown (February 5, 2010). "Male Student Sent Home for Dressing Like a Girl in Mississippi". Associated Press. Retrieved March 25, 2010. 
  12. ^ Chris Joyner (March 10, 2010). "Miss. prom canceled after lesbian's date request". USA Today. Archived from the original on April 4, 2010. Retrieved March 11, 2010.  Archived at
  13. ^ Sheila Byrd (Associated Press) (March 11, 2010). "Lesbian teen back at Miss. school after prom flap". Yahoo! News. Archived from the original on March 13, 2010. Retrieved March 11, 2010. 
  14. ^ Meghan Housley (March 11, 2010). "Mississippi school board cancels prom over lesbian and her date". National Post. Canada. Retrieved March 11, 2010. [permanent dead link]
  15. ^ "Radio interview with Constance McMillan". KGO (AM). March 11, 2010. Archived from the original on April 2, 2010. Retrieved March 11, 2010. 
  16. ^ Liptak, Adam (20 December 2015). "Hip-Hop Stars Support Mississippi Rapper in First Amendment Case". New York TImes. Retrieved 22 December 2015. 

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