Grenada School District is dedicated to excellence so that each child reaches their maximum potential within a safe learning environment while providing a comprehensive educational program that fosters the academic, physical, social, and emotional growth of all students.
In order to accomplish our mission, the district is committed to five components of effective schools-
1. A clear school mission
2. Strong instructional leadership
3. A safe and orderly climate
4. High expectations
5. A system to measure achievement
For the second year in a row, Grenada School District earned an A rating for its performance in the 2022-23 school year, according to the Mississippi State Board of Education.
Grenada School District’s overall score in 2023 increased 47 points for a total of 716 to earn the A rating. “And for the first time in our history, Grenada High School earned an A,” Daigneault announced. “That’s an incredible achievement, and I’m so proud of the staff, the administration, and the academic performance of our students.”
The Grenada High School Golf team tripled its roster this year and bumped up their competitive season by eight months.
Coach Nathan Newell took over the program last year, when the team met during the spring. He said the new season may account for the boost in membership, though the intense heat of August presented a new challenge to the players.
Newell holds seasonal practices after school at Dogwoods Golf Course in Grenada Lake’s Hugh White State Park. Since most of the team members are beginners, he spends a lot of time on fundamentals.
Recent Grenada High School graduate Luke Hardin received one of ten $1,000 scholarships from the Mississippi Association of School Superintendents (MASS).
The Bounds Scholarship for Excellence rewards top-performing Mississippi high school students who excel in leadership, community service and extracurricular activities. Recipients also must meet academic requirements and be recommended by their superintendents.
“I recommended Luke for this scholarship not only because of his excellent grades, but also his extensive and enthusiastic community involvement,” said GSD Superintendent Dr. David Daigneault.
Campus Police Chief Benji Britt said students have been hanging around the high school parking lots in increasing numbers this summer, and he’s asking students to observe the “No Parking After Hours” signs posted around campus.
A few incidents this summer have spurred the campus police to take action. Britt said they will begin issuing trespassing tickets for cars left unattended after hours and to students hanging around after their activities.
“The school board wants the campus to be open for exercise and athletics, so of course we’ll continue to welcome anyone who is here to walk in the late afternoon or to attend school activities,” Britt said. “But we simply can’t tolerate reckless behavior on school grounds.”
The first-ever Red Top Senior Walk-Through was held at Grenada Elementary PreK-3 on Friday, May 1. Students in the GHS Class of 2023 donned their caps and gowns and made one last pass through the hallways where many of their educational journeys began.
The line of approximately 260 seniors wound through the Red Top halls, flanked on both sides by students in first through third grades. Elementary students held up posters as they cheered loudly and slapped hands with the line of seniors passing by their classrooms.
A new class of sophomores, juniors and seniors were inducted into Grenada High School’s chapter of National Honor Society on February 19. The 150-member organization is made up of motivated, high-performing students who are dedicated to service as well as academics.
GHS sophomores with a minimum overall average of 92 are eligible to join the GHS chapter of National Honor Society (NHS). Students with high achievement in academics, as well as extracurricular activities and community service, are invited to become a member. Though most enter the club as sophomores, junior and seniors who reach the GPA requirement are invited to apply for membership as well.