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  • There will be a Baseball meeting next Monday at 6:00 pm in the auditorium for all players and their parents to discuss summer baseball.

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  • Congratulations to those that made the PHS 2016-17 Baseball Team. See the Baseball page for the complete roster.

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  • Soccer tryouts will be held in the Fall 2016.

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  • Congratulations to Mr. Mike Castillo for being selected as Pelahatchie High School's Parent of the Year 2015-16.

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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 350 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, 2014, and again in 2015. 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 13 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 Technology Foundations, STEM, and Freshman Focus 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 music and band. AP & Honors courses offered include Honors English Language and Composition, Calculus, AP U.S. History, and AP World History. Dual enrollment opportunities include English Composition I & II, British Literature I, American Literature I, Biology I & II, Western Civilization I & II, College Algebra, and College Trigonometry.  These are offered on campus in conjunction with Hinds Community College.  For 2015 - 2016, students may earn up to 32 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.

Core Values & Beliefs:

  • To approach each day with a servant's heart; - The definition of a servant is someone who will do anything for you and you for them - with the utmost selflessness, respect, integrity, trust and loyalty.
  •  To develop and instill a culture of literacy within our classrooms as well as in our homes;
  •  To maintain a professional attitude - of preparedness for EVERY class, high work ethic, accountability, and active professional learning to maintain high standards for ourselves as teachers and for our students;
  •  Be future-minded in teaching - not just preparing students for today, but what they can become in the future.  This includes developing a student to his/her fullest potential in every facet - socially, educationally, and in extra-curricular activities.
  •  Honor - the ultimate authority in the classroom is the teacher.  There is a fine balance between firm but understanding.  The more we care for students, the more they will begin to honor us.  They will do more to please us because they don't want to disappoint us.
  • Registration Information 2016-2017

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  • PHS Summer Reading Program 2016


    This summer, in order to continue the progress your child has made with his/her reading, Pelahatchie High School is using Achieve 3000 for our Summer Reading program. Achieve 3000 is a web-based literacy program that builds reading comprehension by meeting each child at his or her reading level. Students have been using Achieve 3000 all year, and we would like for your child to continue the progress he/she has made.

     In order to continue growing, PHS students are expected to read at least two articles each week (and complete the activities that accompany the articles). Doing so will give them a total of eight articles for June and eight for July. By the time they return in August, they should have sixteen (16) articles read and activities completed. They will receive a grade in their English class based on their efforts.

    Click the attached document for more information or you may call the school office at 601 854 8135.

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