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Principals Honored


Petal School District Principals were honored at the September School Board Meeting for their outstanding academic achievements. The Mississippi Department of Education Accountability Ratings were highlighted for each school and certificates were presented to each principal. Petal High School earned the “A (Star) ” ranking for the fourth year in a row and had the highest student achievement in Algebra among all 6A schools in Mississippi. Petal Middle School earned the “A (Star)” level for the third year in a row and had the highest student achievement among all 7th and 8th grade Middle Schools in the state. Petal Elementary also earned the highest rating, “A (Star)”, for the first time. Petal Primary is linked with Petal Elementary in the “A (Star)” rating because students in grades K-2 do not participate in the state testing program. Petal Upper Elementary earned a rating of “C (Successful)” . Shown in the picture (left to right) front row are: Petal Middle School Principal Michael Hogan, Petal Elementary Principal Kelli Brown, Petal Primary Principal Dede Smith, Petal Primary Assistant Principal Kim Raulston, Petal School District Superintendent Dr. John Buchanan. Back row: Petal High School Principal Steve Simmons, Petal Middle School Principal Steven Hampton. Not shown is Petal Upper Elementary Principal Audra Rester.