State Superintendent Visits Center Hill Middle School, Blue Ribbon Award Winner


State Superintendent Carey Wright, Ed.D., traveled to DeSoto County School District Nov. 2 for its celebration of Center Hill Middle School, which was one of three Mississippi schools and one of 349 school nationwide to earn the National Blue Ribbon School status for 2018. The 2018 honorees were recognized at an awards ceremony Nov. 7-8 in Washington, D.C.

Center Hill Middle School is one of only 22 public middle schools in the county that earned Blue Ribbon status this year.

The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.

The coveted National Blue Ribbon Schools award affirms the hard work of educators, families and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging and engaging content.

Dr. Carey Wright, state superintendent of education, said the schools’ students, teachers and leaders should be commended for earning the national recognition.

“To be designated a National Blue Ribbon school is an honor based on exceptional teaching and learning. These schools represent the high-quality public education that takes place across Mississippi each day, and I congratulate them and their communities on this outstanding accomplishment.”

The three Mississippi schools earning the national distinction for exemplary high performance are:

Center Hill Middle School DeSoto County School District
Eastside Elementary School Clinton Public School District
North Bay Elementary School Biloxi Public School District