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Mississippi School Finder introduced to aid families in search of education options

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Mississippi families in search of the best education for their children now have a new useful tool at their disposal.

The Mississippi School Finder website (msschoolfinder.org), a project sponsored by Empower Mississippi and in-state education partners, offers users a complete picture of public, private, and alternative education options available in their communities. Families can customize their search for nearby schools by grade, driving distance, and school type. The site also provides a view of the entire state’s education landscape for those moving to Mississippi.

“Every child in the state deserves a great education.  While there are great options led by great educators, from traditional public school to public charters to private schools and beyond, the search for the right setting for each student is not always easy,” said Elyse Marcellino, Vice President for Education for Empower Mississippi. “The Mississippi School Finder is designed to inform and equip families in their search for the best school for their student, and we are excited to offer this tool in a user-friendly format to help families making such an important decision.”

Parents around the state are excited to have this new resource to assist in the search for the best fit for their child’s education.

“The Mississippi School Finder is great,” said Ashley Wells of D’Iberville. “When I searched for options for my child, I found every school within a 10-mile radius.  They were even pinpointed on a map and color-coded by the type of school. This makes finding the right school in our area so easy!”

Visit the Mississippi School Finder at msschoolfinder.org.