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Two Mississippi schools named 2023 National ESEA Distinguished Schools

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D’Iberville Elementary School and Pearl Lower Elementary School have been named this year’s National Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Distinguished Schools for the state of Mississippi.

According to the Mississippi Department of Education, the National ESEA Distinguished School program recognizes up to 100 schools annually for exceptional student achievement in three categories: exceptional student performance and academic growth, closing the achievement gap between student groups, or excellence in serving special populations of students.

D’Iberville Elementary School in the Harrison County School District earned its recognition for student performance and academic growth. Pearl Lower Elementary School in the Pearl Public School District earned recognition for excellence in serving special populations of students.

“I congratulate the teachers, staff, and leaders of D’Iberville Elementary School and Pearl Lower Elementary School for earning national recognition for improving academic outcomes while meeting the needs of all students,” said Dr. Kim Benton, state superintendent of education, interim. “Mississippi’s 2023 ESEA National Distinguished Schools are models of academic excellence.”

Both schools will be honored at the National ESEA Conference from February 1-4, 2023, in Indianapolis, IN.

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