We moved from Petal a month before the hurricane. I placed my daughter in another nearby school district. Her grades went from A's, B's and C's to D's and F's. Ihad face to face meetings with teachers and the principal and they told me it was what they called sixth grade itis. They could not provide after school tutoring to help her or anything. She failed that year by 2 grade points (no summer school was offered either) I pulled her from that school district and put her Sumrall. My child made student of the month, honor roll, she is happy loves her teachers. refusses to miss a day of schooll (even when she broke her toe, she hobbled from class to class) all in all Sumrall is the best schools around.
I work at Sumrall High School as a tutor. The school is an excellent school academically. The teachers try really hard and take special interest in the children. The campus is growing by leaps and bounds, as new children join the school everyday. New buildings and an elementary school will help with the overcrowding. The problem is the disrespect that the children have for the staff and teachers. I am a former graduate of this fine school and we never treated our teachers the way the kids do now. Education starts in the home. Parents are not teaching their kids the basic skills needed to succeed in life. If the parents do not do their job with their children and homework, it makes the teachers job much harder and stressful. Sumrall is a great school.