Students have been getting grades for decades and now each school and each school system in the state also gets a grade.
For the second year, the state has given grades to every school in the state based on a complex formula of achievement, improvement, special education performance and achievement gap improvement. Some schools could also get extra points under certain circumstances.
The grades are based on the 2012-2013 school year.
The highest performing school in Jackson County for 2013 was Commerce Primary School with a score of 97.8 ranking it as the 8th best score of all schools in the state.
West Jackson Primary School was also a top state performer with a score of 97.2, ranking it 13th in the state.
The county’s lowest school grade was for Jackson County Comprehensive High School with a grade of 79.3
Statewide, the average grade for all schools was 75.8, a “C” by typical grading standards. A number of schools in the state failed with grades below 60.