In June 2019, the Shelby County Board of Education released Superintendent Dr. Joris M. Ray’s evaluation results in a report that illustrated his impressive work as the leader of SCS to include:
The Board's Education Evaluation Committee determines and reviews the measures for which the Superintendent will be evaluated. Dr. Ray entered into the permanent seat as superintendent at the end of the 2019-19 school year; therefore, the School Board decided to evaluate Ray on his efforts from May 2019 through the start of the 2019-20 school year (September 2019) using a modified evaluation instrument. Evaluation categories include Student Achievement, Community Relations, Staff Relations, Business and Finance operations, and the Successful Opening of the 2019-20 School Year. Dr. Ray received an overall score of 3.92 out of 5. His competency score was highest in the category of Community Relations with a 4.32 (Completely Met Expectations) for his efforts to remain a visible and approachable leader, utilize creative methods to seek input and actively involve the community in the District’s decision-making process, and building relationships with county and state policymakers.