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VWSD retains “B” rating for 2022-2023 academic year



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The Vicksburg Warren School District (VWSD) proudly retains its “B” rating for the 2022-23 academic year, as confirmed by the Mississippi State Board of Education on Sep. 28. This grade underscores the district’s dedication to academic growth and the consistent achievements of its students.

Dr. Tori Holloway, the Superintendent, lauded the efforts of educators, students, and the wider community in upholding these standards. She emphasized the district’s innovative initiatives, including:

  • Expansion of the Pre-K program from 4 to 17 classrooms.
  • Introduction of the Vicksburg Warren College and Career Academies in high schools, tying education directly to future career paths.
  • Collaborative frameworks between school and district leaders to achieve vital objectives.
  • Investment of $143 million in facility upgrades to bolster the learning environment.

The grading system, developed by the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE), is multifaceted. It assesses student proficiency in key subjects, graduation rates, and various other performance indicators, providing a holistic view of the district’s success. For more insights into the state’s grading approach, the MDE website at offers comprehensive information.

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