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Pre-Kindergarten Registration Extended

Pre-K Registration & Application Process

You may still drop off Pre-K applications from now until April 20th at McLaurin Elementary, Pelahatchie Elementary, Richland Elementary & Puckett Elementary. The drop off containers for Pre-K applications are loaded outside the front entrance door to each school.

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Download the Pre-Kindergarten Application Packet

McLaurin Elementary, Pelahatchie Elementary, Pisgah Elementary, Puckett Elementary, and Richland Elementary School

If you or someone you know has a child who will be 4 years of age on or before September 1, 2020 and live in one of the school zones listed below; they may qualify for the free Pre-Kindergarten Program offered by the Rankin County School District.

  • McLaurin Elementary
  • Pelahatchie Elementary
  • Pisgah Elementary
  • Puckett Elementary
  • Richland Elementary School.

Applications will be available at these schools on February 3, 2020 and are due back by April 20th, 2020.

Registration is the first step but does not guarantee acceptance into the Pre-K program. 


Child must be 4 years old on or before September 1, 2020

Child and family must live in the School Zone

Child must be completely potty trained upon submission of application

Submitting an application does not guarantee acceptance into a Pre-K classroom.  A student waiting list is maintained for those who are not a part of the original class make-up.  


Items needed for a completed Pre-Kindergarten application packet

State Certified Birth Certificate (MUST BE THE ORIGINAL)

Certificate of Immunization Compliance Form 121

Child’s Social Security Card 

Group I  Proof of Residency:  Homestead exemption, lease, mortgage OR property deed with current address on .

Group II  Proof of Residency:  Current utility bill dated within 30 days of enrollment.

Acceptable Bill:  Electricity, gas, landline telephone, cable TV, satellite TV, and water bill.  

Note:  If an item is not provided, the Pre-K application process is considered incomplete and cannot be considered for the Pre-K class in the Rankin County School District.