MCSD News

  • November - 2023
  • 27
    Office of Communications

    Monday, November 27, 2023 - Tonight's Board Meeting Streamed Live. Click here: https://bit.ly/33GErzo

  • 13
    Office of Communications

    Monday, November 13, 2023 - Tonight's Board Work Session Streamed Live. Click Here: https://bit.ly/33GErzo

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    Office of Communications

    1. The application process

    • Online magnet applications are now open. Please click HERE to register for all magnet/academy programs (Elementary, Middle, and High).
    • The online applications will close at 5:00 p.m., February 16, 2024.
    • Academy/Magnet programs and students are required to have all magnet entrance exams and/or auditions complete on February 23, 2024.
    • Each parent and/or student will receive an email regarding his or her application status on March 8, 2024, after 5:00 p.m.
    • Decisions will include a status of acceptance, waitlist, or denial.
    • Offer decisions must be made by families by 11:59 p.m. on March 15, 2024, or the offer will be rescinded.

    2. Magnet school program information

    • Each school will provide information for students and parents to get a snapshot of their programs on their website.
    • Schools with Magnet Programs will offer Open Houses and opportunities to explore their programs from November 13, 2023, through January 4, 2024.
    • Information about each school’s magnet program can be viewed HERE.

    3. Important dates

    • November 6: Magnet applications open.
    • February 16: Magnet applications close.
    • February 23: Last day to complete entrance exams and auditions.
    • March 8 (After 5:00 p.m.): Magnet decisions will be emailed.
    • March 15: Offer decisions must be made by 11:59 p.m. on this date or all offers will be rescinded after this time.
    • March 19: Magnet schools may contact students on the waiting list through March 27.

    *Any students new to the Muscogee County School District may continue to apply to any academy/magnet program after March 29, 2024. Acceptance must be approved by the Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction through the Academy/Magnet Enrollment Form. New students to Muscogee County may also apply during the regular Magnet Application window. Current MCSD students must apply through the Magnet Application online on the district timeline as outlined above.

  • October - 2023
  • 23
    Office of Communications

    October 23, 2023 - Tonight's Board Meeting Streamed Live: Click Here: https://bit.ly/33GErzo

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    Office of Communications

    Columbus, GA- According to a recent release from the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE), the Muscogee County School District (MCSD) has surpassed the state graduation rate for the eleventh consecutive year. The District graduation rate has increased to 93.51 percent, an increase of 1.47 percentage points, year-over-year, from 92.04 percent in 2022. This marks the highest graduation rate for the District since the four-year cohort rate has been calculated.

    “We are pleased to celebrate with our graduating Class of 2023 for their graduation rate that marks an all-time high for our district and once again exceeds the State rate on this important educational milestone. Coupled with the SAT results released last month that also surpassed state and national averages, the MCSD Class of 2023 has distinguished itself as a truly outstanding student cohort. I commend them, their families, and the myriad of educators and other adults who have supported them throughout their educational careers to become full-option graduates”, states Dr. David Lewis, Superintendent.

    The Cohort Rate is calculated using the data from students who graduate from high school within four years, as required by the U.S. Department of Education. It is also one of the indicators used in calculating the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI).

    Graduation Rate
    2020

    2021

    2022

    2023

    Muscogee County
    89.4
    91.2
    92.0
    93.5
    State
    83.8
    83.7
    84.1
    84.4
    Difference
    5.6
    7.5
    7.9
    9.1

    In addition to the District-wide increase, several schools continued to see improvements in their cohort rates.

    • Jordan High School earned its highest cohort graduation rate to date.
    • Eight Schools achieved graduation rates of 90.0 percent or higher: Carver, Columbus, Hardaway, Jordan, Kendrick, Northside, Rainey-McCullers, and Shaw.
    • All MCSD High Schools (nine) were above the State average: Carver, Columbus, Hardaway, Jordan, Kendrick, Northside, Rainey-McCullers, Shaw, and Spencer.
    • Seven maintained or saw an increase in their cohort graduation rate: Carver, Columbus, Hardaway, Jordan, Northside, Rainey-McCullers, and Shaw.
    • Two schools achieved a 100 percent graduation rate: Columbus and Rainey-McCullers.

    School
    2020

    2021

    2022

    2023

    Carver
    92.3
    92.3
    86.5
    90.8
    Columbus
    100.0
    100.0
    100.0
    100.0
    Hardaway
    89.6
    89.8
    87.6
    90.4
    Jordan
    81.1
    86.4
    89.7
    94.9
    Kendrick
    85.4
    84.4
    91.6
    90.0
    Northside
    93.5
    96.3
    96.3
    96.9
    Rainey-McCullers
    100.0
    100.0
    100.0
    100.0
    Shaw
    91.4
    91.8
    91.8
    94.3
    Spencer
    83.0
    85.2
    89.0
    85.4



















    MEDIA INQUIRIES:
    Contact Kimberly A. Wright, Director of Communications at communications1@muscogee.k12.ga.us.



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    Office of Communications

    Monday, October 9, 2023 - Tonight's Board Work Session Streamed Live. Click Here: https://bit.ly/33GErzo

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    Office of Communications

    Muscogee County School District Achieves
    2023 GSBA Exemplary School Board Status



    Columbus, GA -The Muscogee County School District (MCSD) proudly announces the achievement and status of the Georgia School Boards Association’s (GSBA) 2023 Exemplary School Board recognition.

    The recognition program is designed to showcase best practices in school governance and leadership. GSBA recognizes good school board governance to foster educational community cultures in order to advance student learning and achievement.

    The MCSD Board of Education met and/or exceeded the criteria set forth by GSBA to earn the honor of a 2023 Exemplary Board. The criteria may be reviewed by clicking here for more information.

    The GSBA Governance Team Recognition Program was developed by Georgia Superintendents and Board Members based on the state board of education’s standards for effective governance to recognize exemplary leadership.

    In 1998, the Georgia School Boards Association was one of the first school board associations in the nation to develop a program of standards for local boards of education.

    The GSBA Board recognition program is a three-tiered program. For more information on the program, you may visit the GSBA website for awards and recognition or to view the criteria for all program tiers.

    MEDIA INQUIRIES: Contact Kimberly A. Wright, Director of Communications at communications1@muscogee.k12.ga.us.



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  • September - 2023
  • 25
    Office of Communications

    MEDIA RELEASE
    2023 SAT Graduation Cohort Results

    Columbus, GA -The Muscogee County School District’s 2023 SAT Graduation Cohort results were released in an announcement by the Georgia Department of Education earlier today. District results surpassed both the state and nation in all categories.

    Dr. David F. Lewis, Superintendent of Education, shared, “I am pleased that our district’s scores surpassed the state and national averages in all three categories (Reading/Writing, Math, and Composite) while testing roughly the same number of students as last year. These results represent our district’s second-highest performance to date, other than those in 2021 when fewer students participated due to the pandemic. I am grateful for the hard-working educators, students, and engaged parents who help our students reach their full potential.

    We will continue to guide our students to complete the recommended coursework and provide opportunities for students to prepare for the exam through SAT Prep classes provided at each high school and during the Summer Learning Experience.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: This is the seventh year’s results of the revised version of the SAT. The redesigned SAT features items to test higher-level logic and reasoning skills in reading, writing, and math and has a different scoring scale from previous versions. Each year, there is a different cohort of students who take the SAT, which makes it difficult to draw a comparison from one year to the next. In addition, results are contingent upon the level of coursework students pursue prior to the test administration. Since the SAT and American College Testing (ACT) allow students to sit for the exam regardless of coursework, results can vary from year to year.

    Mean Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

    Group
    2022 Grads
    2023 Grads
    Nation
    521
    510
    Georgia
    536
    534
    MCSD
    546
    556
    School

    Carver High
    489
    486
    Columbus High
    614
    627
    Hardaway High
    478
    510
    Jordan High
    498
    484
    Kendrick High
    445
    485
    Northside
    546
    541
    Rainey McCullers
    558
    561
    Shaw High
    493
    478
    Spencer High
    473
    468
    Mean Math

    Group
    2022 Grads
    2023 Grads
    Nation
    507
    493
    Georgia
    516
    511
    MCSD
    513
    526
    School

    Carver High
    436
    444
    Columbus High
    597
    609
    Hardaway High
    453
    476
    Jordan High
    441
    446
    Kendrick High
    408
    443
    Northside
    507
    501
    Rainey McCullers
    505
    501
    Shaw High
    450
    442
    Spencer High
    428
    456
    Mean Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math

    Group
    2022 Grads
    2023 Grads
    Nation
    1028
    1003
    Georgia
    1052
    1045
    MCSD
    1059
    1082
    School


    Carver High
    924
    930
    Columbus High
    1211
    1236
    Hardaway High
    931
    985
    Jordan High
    939
    930
    Kendrick High
    854
    928
    Northside
    1054
    1042
    Rainey McCullers
    1062
    1061
    Shaw High
    943
    920
    Spencer High
    901
    924



    MEDIA INQUIRIES: Contact Kimberly A. Wright, Director of Communications at communications1@muscogee.k12.ga.us.



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    Office of Communications

    WHO: The General Public
    WHEN: Monday, September 25, 2023 | 6:00 p.m.
    Tuesday, September 26, 2023 | Noon
    WHERE: Public Education Center, Board Room
    2960 Macon Road
    Columbus, GA 31906

    WHAT: The Muscogee County School District will host a series of community meetings regarding the future restructuring of school attendance zones. These set of meetings are brainstorming sessions to share and gather input from the community. No new information will be presented. The information was presented to the Board of Education at the September 2022 Board meeting.

    The first meeting will be held on Monday, September 25, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. at the Public Education Center, Board Room. The second meeting will also be held at the Public Education Center Board Room on Tuesday, September 26, 2023, at noon.


    MEDIA INQUIRIES: Contact Kimberly A. Wright, Director of Communications at communications1@muscogee.k12.ga.us.


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  • 18
    Office of Communications

    September 18 - 6:00 p.m. - Tonight's Board Meeting Streamed Live. Click here: https://bit.ly/33GErzo