Hello! I am Kelvin Griffin, and I am entering my fifth year as the lead principal of Northeast Madison Middle School (NMMS). I am very excited about the challenges that lie ahead the 2013/2014 school term. As I look over the past four years, we have made consistent academic gains at NMMS. We have experienced a twenty-seven point QDI (Quality of Distribution Index) gain, and have gone from year two of Academic Watch to Successful status with a QDI in the High Performing range. Over the course of the past four years, NMMS has also drastically increased the percentage of exiting eighth graders scoring in the Proficient and or Advanced category. This is evident by NMMS being recognized by the Program of Research and Evaluation of Public Schools (PREPS), as well as the Mississippi Center for Public Policy.