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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Bill Hamilton

OSD enrollment up 5.5 percent

There are 3,938 students enrolled at Oxford School District this year, up more than 200 from last year and far exceeding estimates. (August 28, 2012, Page 1, 3)

What we want in school leader

About 15 people gathered at Oxford High School Thursday evening to discuss what qualifications and criteria they’d like to see in a new superintendent. (September 30, 2011, Page 1A)

City schools search for leader

The search for a new superintendent for Oxford School District is now underway with plans to hire by Feb. 2012. (September 20, 2011, Page 1)

Area schools earn high rankings

Due to the results of state testing, Oxford High School was named of the few Star schools in the state for the second year in a row while Lafayette Middle School moved from Academic Watch to High Performing in just one year. The Water Valley School District remains labeled as an Academic Watch district. (September 15, 2011, Page 1)

Class changes lead to design changes

Changes to the career and technical education programs in Oxford Middle and High School could impact the design of the new high school and renovation of the current one into a middle school. Oxford School Board members heard a presentation on the many changes on Thursday. (August 19, 2011, Page 1A)

AP scores improve in OSD

Oxford School District recently received its Advanced Placement results for the 2010-2011 school year and had one of its most successful years. (August 2, 2011, Page 5)

City schools make administrative changes

A new special ed director and other changes were made by the Oxford School Board last week. Patricia E. Austin will now serve as the special education director for the district. Brian Harvey was named 2011-2012 interim superintendent and other administrators were also promoted. (May 17, 2011, Page 8)

Drop-out rates increase statewide

The Oxford School District continues to have one of the lowest rates but did increase since last year while Lafayette School District improved its rates by over 2 percent. The state crept up by .2 to 17 percent. (May 10, 2011, Page 8)

Real world helps classroom

Some teachers go into the workforce before entering the classroom and their experiences can help bring real world knowledge to the educational experience. (November 23, 2010, Page 6)

Oxford students honored Monday for high test scores

Eighteen Oxford School District students, in grades third through eighth, were honored during Monday night’s regular School Board meeting for obtaining the highest possible scores on the math section of the Mississippi Curriculum Test 2.

One student, Christi Forgette, achieved the highest possible score on the language arts portion of the test. She was in sixth grade at Oxford Middle School when she took the test in May.

Thirteen of the students attend Della Davidson, four are from Oxford Middle School and three are from Oxford Elementary. (November 9, 2010, Page 2)

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