Department of Education

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359 North West St.
Jackson, MS 39201

(601) 359-3513
(601) 432-6480

The Mississippi Department of Education, which operates under the direction and supervision of the State Superintendent of Education, implements a system-wide plan of performance, policy and direction for public education in Mississippi. The Mississippi Board of Education, in conjunction with the State Superintendent of Education, adopts and maintains a curriculum and a course of study to be used in public schools that is designed to prepare Mississippi's students to become productive citizens, parents, employees and leaders. The Board also regulates all matters arising in the practical administration of the school system not otherwise provided for and regulates issues such as curriculum, teacher standards and certification, student testing, accountability and school accreditation.