Mississippi

State Policies

Policy Area State Policy
Arts as Core Academic Subject

Academic Core: Required course offerings in which specific skills contained in the Mississippi Curriculum Frameworks must be taught. Subjects in the academic core are English/language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, foreign languages, and arts. (MS Public School Accountability Standards, p. 60)

Early Childhood Arts Ed State Standards Mississippi Early Childhood Standards (2013)
Elementary & Secondary Arts Ed State Standards Mississippi Visual and Performing Arts Frameworks (2003)
Arts Ed Instructional Requirement - Elementary

Process Standards, Instructional Practices: 33) The curriculum of each elementary or middle school at a minimum consists of… the arts. (MS Public School Accountability Standards, p. 26)

Arts Ed Instructional Requirement - Middle

Process Standards, Instructional Practices: 33) The curriculum of each elementary or middle school at a minimum consists of… the arts. (MS Public School Accountability Standards, p. 26)

Arts Ed Instructional Requirement - High School

Process Standards, Instructional Practices: 32) The curriculum of each high school at a minimum consists of required and approved courses that generate at least 33 1/2 Carnegie units annually [one unit in The Arts is required]. (MS Public School Accountability Standards, p. 25)

Arts Requirements for High School Graduation

Each student graduating from a secondary school in an accredited school district will have earned the required Carnegie units as specified: One unit in The Arts. (MS Public School Accountability Standards, p. 38)

Arts Alternatives for High School Graduation

Not found in statute or code.

Arts Ed Assessment Requirements

Not found in statute or code.

Arts Ed Requirements for State Accreditation

Not found in statute or code.

Licensure Requirements for Non-Arts Teachers

Not found in statute or code.

Licensure Requirements for Arts Teachers

Not found in statute or code.

State Arts Ed Grant Program or School for Arts

Mississippi School of the Arts: There is created the Mississippi School of the Arts, which shall be a residential school for eleventh and twelfth grade high school students located on the campus of Whitworth College in Brookhaven, Mississippi. The purpose of the school shall be to provide a more challenging educational experience for artistically talented and gifted students of the state to develop their full potential, including the teaching of humanities, creative writing, literature, theater, music, dance and visual arts. (Miss. Code Ann. § 37-140-3)

Other State Arts Ed Policies

Not found in statute or code.

Links to Administrative Code

Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards

Links to State Statutes

Mississippi Code

Arts Ed Surveys

Survey Info Description
Date of Survey

2012-2013

Date of Release/Publication

2014

Population or Sample

Population

Unit of Analysis (school or district)

School

Response Rate to Survey

175 responses were received, representing 19.6% of all K-12 public schools in Mississippi.

Survey Report

Arts Education in the South Phase I

Date of Past Survey

2007

Public K-12 Education Indicators

Indicator Value
Total Enrollment

493,650

Pupil/Teacher Ratio

15.1

Per Pupil Expenditures

$8,788

% High School Graduation Rate

63.8%

% High School Drop-out Rate

8.9%

% Eligible for Free & Reduced Lunch

71.7%

% Minority Students

54.3%

% English Language Learners

1.7%

% Served Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

13.1%