Walthall County School District

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

Schools[edit]

  • Tylertown High School
  • Tylertown Upper Elementary School
  • Tylertown Lower Elementary School
  • Tylertown Primary School
  • Dexter Attendance Center
  • Salem Attendance Center

Demographics[edit]

2006-07 school year[edit]

There were a total of 2,616 students enrolled in the Walthall County School District during the 2006-2007 school year. The gender makeup of the district was 47% female and 53% male. The racial makeup of the district was 65.02% African American, 34.21% White, 0.42% Hispanic, 0.15% Asian, and 0.19% Native American.[1] 65.4% 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] 2,732 48% 52% 0.15% 63.18% 0.33% 0.11% 36.24%
2004-05[1] 2,703 48% 52% 0.15% 63.60% 0.30% 0.15% 35.81%
2003-04[1] 2,685 47% 53% 0.15% 63.61% 0.26% 0.15% 35.83%
2002-03[3] 2,695 47% 53% 0.11% 63.75% 0.41% 0.15% 35.58%

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 0 0 0 0 0
Level 4 (Exemplary) Schools 1 1 1 1 1
Level 3 (Successful) Schools 2 4 4 3 3
Level 2 (Under Performing) Schools 2 0 0 0 0
Level 1 (Low Performing) Schools 0 0 0 0 0
Not Assigned 1 1 1 1 1

Racial Segregation[edit]

On April 13, 2010 the US District Court of Southern Mississippi found that the school board was in violation of a 1970 desegregation law for allowing white students at the Tylertown based schools to transfer to Salem Academy, resulting in predominantly African American classrooms in Tylertown and White classrooms at Salem. The school board had admitted to their computer system using race as a factor in creating classroom assignments for each class of an upcoming school year.[9]

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. Archived from the original on 2007-03-23. 
  2. ^ "2006-07 State, District, and School Enrollment by Race/Gender with Poverty Data" (XLS). Mississippi Department of Education. 2008-01-16. Retrieved 2008-05-19. [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 (PDF) 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 (PDF) on 2007-02-17. Retrieved 2007-06-24. 
  6. ^ "2005 Results" (PDF). Mississippi Statewide Accountability System. Mississippi Department of Education. 2005-09-09. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-07-05. Retrieved 2007-06-24. 
  7. ^ "2004 Results" (PDF). Mississippi Statewide Accountability System. Mississippi Department of Education. 2004-09-26. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-07-05. Retrieved 2007-06-24. 
  8. ^ "2003 Results" (PDF). Mississippi Statewide Accountability System. Mississippi Department of Education. 2003-11-21. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-07-05. Retrieved 2007-06-24. 
  9. ^ Hsu, Spencer S. (2010-04-13). "Mississippi county schools ordered to comply with desegregation order". Washington Post. 

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