Mississippi Department of Education

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The former Central High School, the MDE headquarters building in Jackson, Mississippi

The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) is the state education agency of Mississippi. It is headquartered in the former Central High School Building at 359 North West Street in Jackson. [1] [2]

Mississippi State in the United States

Mississippi is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. Mississippi is the 32nd largest and 34th-most populous of the 50 United States. Mississippi is bordered to the north by Tennessee, to the east by Alabama, to the south by the Gulf of Mexico, to the southwest by Louisiana, and to the northwest by Arkansas. Mississippi's western boundary is largely defined by the Mississippi River. Jackson is both the state's capital and largest city. Greater Jackson, with an estimated population of 580,166 in 2018, is the most populous metropolitan area in Mississippi and the 95th-most populous in the United States.

Central High School (Jackson, Mississippi) Public high school in Jackson, Mississippi, United States

Central High School was a public high school in Jackson, Mississippi, United States. It was established in 1888 and was part of the Jackson Public School District. Its building currently serves as the headquarters of the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE).

Jackson, Mississippi Capital of Mississippi

Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Mississippi. It is one of two county seats of Hinds County, along with Raymond, Mississippi. The city of Jackson also includes around 3,000 acres comprising Jackson-Medgar Evers International Airport in Rankin County and a small portion of Madison County. The city's population was estimated to be 165,072 in 2017, a decline from 173,514 in 2010. The city sits on the Pearl River and is located in the greater Jackson Prairie region of Mississippi.

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The State Superintendent of Education is Carey M. Wright. [3]

Operations

In August 2015 smoke from a fire in a nearby hotel, as well as water resulting from the incident, damaged the Central High building, so the MDE temporarily moved its headquarters to the South Pointe Business Park in Clinton. The headquarters were scheduled to move back on July 25, 2016. [1]

Clinton, Mississippi City in Mississippi, United States

Clinton is a city in Hinds County, Mississippi, United States. Situated in the Jackson metropolitan area, it is the tenth largest city in Mississippi. The population was 25,216 at the 2010 United States Census.

Mississippi Board of Education

The Mississippi Board of Education oversees the Department of Education and is responsible for setting public education policy and appointing the State Superintendent of Education. The nine-member Board is appointed according to the rules in the Mississippi Constitution. [4]

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References

  1. 1 2 "MDE Offices to Move Back to Central High School Building". Mississippi Department of Education. 2016-07-19. Retrieved 2019-11-18.
  2. "home". Mississippi Department of Education. Retrieved 2019-11-18. - Map seen in homepage points to the building
  3. "Mississippi Board of Education". Mississippi Department of Education. 2018.
  4. "Mississippi Board of Education". Mississippi Department of Education. 2018.
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