Grenada District Schools
GSD boasts excellence in academic pursuits, scoring above the state average in ACT scores, standardized testing, and state evaluation initiatives. A successful well-rounded athletic program is also available for students in the District. Students consistently win regional, state, and national science fair competitions, Knowledge Bowl contests, and Reading Fair Exhibits. Math competitions garner many statewide awards, including the state trigonometry winner!
Education, training, dreams...this characterizes the Grenada School District. We help students fulfill dreams by providing a solid foundation. Instruction, emphasizing study and basic learning skills for the needs of each individual ability level, equips Grenada School District students with an exceptional education.
Located in the north central portion of Mississippi, Grenada School District encompasses all students within Grenada County and the City of Grenada.
The Grenada School District is the recipient of many advancements and awards. The Public Education Forum of Mississippi has recognized the "Walls that Teach" initiative, the "Kidzeum," and the "Discovery Lab" with Awards of Excellence, and Business Week Magazine has acclaimed Grenada Elementary as one of the country's "Break the Mold" schools.
Grenada has also been the recipient of three Governor's Awards. The Kidzeum and the E-Mail Mentors Program have each won a Governor's Award for Outstanding Partnerships and Dr. David Daigneault won a Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts. The "Kidzeum" also received a 2002 Magna Award from the American School Board Journal.
Grenada School District has attained a variety of achievements during the past decade, from our nationally recognized band programs with 66 Grand Championships or First in Class titles, to the improvement in student achievement scores, Grenada School District is continually advancing. Our enrollment has increased, facilities have been expanded, achievement test scores have improved. State-of-the-art student training programs paired with over $5,000,000 of modern technology are preparing our students for tomorrow's challenges. Grenada School District fosters innovative and productive programs and continuously searches for the most effective teaching methods available for optimum student achievement.
For nine years, Grenada was selected to exhibit at the National School Board's "Education Excellence Fair," a display commending superior programs across the country. Grenada Middle School was honored for the "Walls That Teach" project with the School District Program Award by the Mississippi Alliance for Arts Education.
Enthusiasm for learning is a priority of the Grenada Elementary Red Top School. Housing over 1,600 students in kindergarten through third grade, Grenada Elementary is a state-of-the-art facility that has been recognized by Business Week Magazine as the Number One Rural School in America. GES houses “The Kidzeum,” the first school-based children’s museum in the US. The Kidzeum enables students first-hand experience in authentic settings of a grocery store, a kitchen, and various exhibits. Promoting high expectations is the standard for the faculty and staff who are committed to providing a positive and motivating environment in which children can realize their potential as dynamic, self-confident learners.
Fourth and fifth graders are very curious and learn best by experiencing and exploring their environment. At Grenada Elementary Green Top, we offer our students many opportunities for these optimum learning experiences. Upon entering the front door, the Discovery Lab dominates the view. Inside the Lab’s glass walls, a variety of creative activities are provided for our inquisitive students. Hands-on opportunities for learning through an inquiry-based curriculum expand student learning by direct experiences. The instructional process achieves success by increasing student knowledge through activities, experiments, and the latest advances in technology.
A tour of Grenada Middle School immediately demonstrates to the visitor the commitment to quality education. The walls have been transformed into teaching tools through the use of timelines, sculptures, and paintings and the court yard provides an experience into the early days of Mississippi Choctaw Indians through the replication of an authentic Indian homestead. At the Grenada Middle School the curriculum extends beyond the ordinary in basic, supplementary, and remedial courses to enable every student to excel. Emphasis is placed upon language and writing in combination with organizational and study skills necessary for effective communication.
The varying academic and technological needs of Grenada High School students are met by rendering a broad range of concentrated instruction and courses to prepare students for the global world. Math and science courses are supplied for every level and a variety of languages are offered. For students requiring general or pre-college studies, Grenada High School offers special programs in addition to the regular curriculum for the pursuit of realistic goals.
The Grenada Career and Technical Center advances a practical learning environment by furnishing sequenced programs designed to prepare students for entry-level employment or further specialty study in a variety of job skill areas. Special services are extended to assist students in completing the vocational program in which they are enrolled through remedial education assistance in reading, math, or language deficiencies and vocational counseling and guidance services.
The Grenada Enrichment and Transition Center houses Alternative Education and the GED Program. GED education offers classwork in social studies, science, literature, writing, and mathematics geared toward preparing students for the GED test. Alternative Education students are given the opportunity to evaluate their behavior for modification, improve relationships with students and teachers, and improve attendance habits.