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  • Tony Beeman Pelahatchie's own Tony Beeman was awarded Clarion Ledger's Metro Player of the Week for his efforts against Lumberton.  Tony plays both quarterback and linebacker for the Chiefs.  Beeman turned in a stellar performance by passing for two touchdowns and rushing for five more.  Defensively, Tony had six solo tackles and assisted on most defensive plays on the night.
    Included in the picture below are the offensive lineman for the Chiefs.  These guys do all the hard work in the trenches to make sure that Tony's job is easier.  
    Left Tackle - Devon Ballard
    Left Guard - Dylan White
    Center - Austin Nelson
    Right Guard - Scheldon Irvin
    Right Tackle - Jacolby Magee
    Tight End - Dwaun Patterson
    Also pictured is manager, Tommy Gibney
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  • DMcMillian RCSD TOM - November 2014
    Donna McMillian named RCSD Teacher of the Month
    (November 2014)
    Pelahatchie High School is proud to announce that Mrs. Donna McMillian has been named the RCSD Teacher of the Month for November 2014.  Mrs. McMillian has been teaching for 19 years, with 10 of those years here at Pelahatchie. 
    Mrs. McMillian is a graduate of Delta State University and is certified to teach 7th - 12th grade social studies, AP US History, and has been named a Master Teacher in Economics.  Mrs. McMillian currently teaches AP US History, US History, Government & Economics.  She is also a Student Council Sponsor. 
    Mrs. McMillian and her husband Ricky, have two children, Katan and Rustin.  
    Congratulations Mrs. McMillian!
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U.S. News Bronze Award 2014 Pelahatchie High School is located in eastern Rankin County in the town of Pelahatchie. Grades 7 – 12 are served with an enrollment of 320 students. The staff consists of 35 certified educators as well as 22 classified support personnel. Fifty percent of the certified staff have earned advanced degrees, and three teachers are National Board Certified.  Shannon Moore was selected as the 2013 RCSD Teacher of the Year.

 PHS has been designated by the Mississippi Department of Education as a high performing school for the last three years and was named a Distinguished Title I school in 2010. Pelahatchie was recognized as a National Bronze Medal School By U.S. News & World Report in 2012 and again in 2014. In 2013, Pelahatchie High School was one of four schools in Mississippi to receive a Silver Medal designation from the publication.  The school has received 10 PREPS Value Added Awards since 2009 and has been an Energy STAR school since 2012.  The school became a Tech-Prep site in 1997 and is currently part of MDE’s High School Redesign initiative adding the ICT1, ICT2, and STEM courses. In addition to the core curriculum offered in math, English, science, and social studies, students at PHS have the opportunity to take courses in art, agriculture, family and consumer science, business, Spanish, drivers’ education and music. AP courses offered include AP English Language and Composition, AP Calculus, AP U.S. History, and AP World History. Dual enrollment opportunities include English, Biology, History, and College Algebra.  These are offered on campus in conjunction with Hinds Community College.  For 2013 - 2014, students may earn up to 23 hours of college credit through the DE program.

Because Pelahatchie High School has a school-wide Title I program, the school receives federal funding that provides technology, curriculum supplies, and parenting resources.

Our Mission Statement: 

Pelahatchie High School challenges students in a solid educational environment of academics, applied technology, extracurricular activities, and community service.  Students develop empowerment skills through independent thinking, problem solving, and team-building opportunities.

Our Core Beliefs:

  • The overall academic goal is to continuously not only meet but also surpass standards at the district, state, and ultimately the national level.

  • Chieftain Pride is created by loyalty, honor, compassion, self-expression, and unity. This pride overflows from the classroom to extra-curricular activities and dwells throughout a lifetime.

  • All stakeholders are entitled to a respectful environment.  Be courteous, kind, caring, tolerant, accepting of others, and appreciative of individual differences.

  • The school community will show a passion for learning.

  • The success of one will be celebrated by all.


  • 2014 - 2015 Online Registration

    Rankin County School District is excited to offer an online tool that will make registering your child for the upcoming school year easier than ever!
    The launch date for this tool is set for July 28, 2014.  Parents and/guardians are asked to provide a valid e-mail address.  The district will use this e-mail address to provide electronic notification of launch dates along with instructions for use.
    Please open the provided link below and follow the instructions included.
    2014 - 2015 Online Registration.pdf, 247.71 KB (Last Modified on June 4, 2014)
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