School Announcements

  • Parents and Students,
    It seems that another summer is coming to a close and we at Pelahatchie High School are excited for what the new year brings. We can't wait to see the students and begin a fun and innovative school year that will be filled with many successes. We wanted to share a few dates with you and they are as follows:
    ****** Note that residency documentation must  be presented in order to pickup a student schedule******* 
    July 28th, 2014 Senior Schedule Pickup 8:30-3:30
    July 29th, 2014 Junior & Sophomore Schedule Pickup 8:30-3:30
    July 30th, 2014 Freshmen & 8th Grade Schedule Pickup 8:30-3:30
    July 31st, 2014 Seventh Grade Orientation 6pm-7:30pm
       (must have documentation from a physician verifying a Tdap vaccination)(Form 121 is the only form accepted for proof)
    August 4th, 2014 Last day for schedule changes
    August 7th, 2014 First Day of School
    August 12th, 2014 Open House 6pm
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  • Pelahatchie hires Rod Taylor to succeed Avery Nobles as Men's Basketball Coach. Coach Taylor takes over a squad that features 3 seniors and several key contributors. Coach Taylor previously coached at Hartfield Academy and Pearl High School. Coach Taylor has a long pedigree in basketball as he played at Jackson State University where he was team captain earning SWAC Defensive Player of the Year and All American honors. Coach Taylor is a Rankin County Native and has a beautiful wife Naomi and children Rod Taylor Jr., Dilon, Neveon, and DestinRod Taylor
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  • Metro Teacher Recognition - Pelahatchie Attendance Center's Vicki Mercier
    Metro  Teacher Recognition Program   
    Mrs. Mercier has taught music for 31 years in Catholic and Public School systems in Mississippi.  She currently teaches K - 6 Elementary Music and Jr High and High School Choral Music at Pelahatchie Attendance Center.  She graduated from Jackson Wingfield High School in 1973, received her Bachelor of Music Education from Mississippi State in 1977, and earned her National Board certification in 2006.  She has been involved community and school theater projects for 40 years.  She is married to Tom Mercier and together they have 4 children and 6 grandchildren.
    Congratulations, Mrs. Mercier!
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  • Mrs. Mills - PAC Nominee for RCSD Teacher of the Year
    Mills - PAC Nominee for RCSD TOTY  
    Mrs. Nina Mills was recently named Pelahatchie Attendance Center's nominee for the Rankin County School District Teacher of the Year.  Mrs. Mills received a Bachelor's degree from Mississippi State University in 2002 and a Master's degree from Belhaven University in 2011.  She has been teaching for over 10 years, all within the Rankin County School District.  She teaches English II, English III, and Journalism.  In addition, she serves as the Yearbook advisor and Diamond Girl sponsor.  In her spare time, she enjoys reading, traveling, and cooking.
    Congratulations, Mrs. Mills!
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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 7 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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