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The MSBA Lighthouse School Leader Awards Program

 

MSBA recognizes the school district leadership team (the school board and the superintendent) in the MSBA Lighthouse School Leader (LHSL) Awards Program at the MSBA Annual Conference. The LHSL Awards Program applauds outstanding student performance on required testing under the state's accountability system. The criteria for each award is listed below. 

The Beacon Award is based on the following criteria:

  • “A” rated school district
  • All schools rated “C” or higher
  • District in good standing as defined by the MDE Office of Accreditation*

The Lantern Award is based on the following criteria: 

  • “B” rated school district
  • All schools rated “C” or higher
  • District in good standing as defined by the MDE Office of Accreditation*

The Torch Award is based on the following criteria: 

  • District rated “C” or higher
  • All schools rated “C” or higher
  • At least one school rated “B” or above
  • 90% Free/Reduced Lunch
  • District in good standing as defined by the MDE Office of Accreditation*

*Districts in good standing as defined by the MDE Office of Accreditation through the 2023-2024 District Accreditation Statuses Approved by the Commission on School Accreditation on Ocotber 26, 2023.  Click the Mississippi Department of Education's logo below to view the MDE District Accreditation Statuses. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, June 18, 2024 MISSISSIPPI SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION
Office: 380 Zurich Drive, Ridgeland, MS 39157
Mail: PO Box 203, Clinton, MS 39060
Phone: 601-924-2001   Fax:601-924-2002   Toll Free:888-367-6722