• School Closings/Delays:

    Due to the Ice Storm Warning, all Tate County Schools will be closed on Tuesday, January 31.  School is expected to resume on Wednesday, Feb 1st, 2023.  Closures will be updated here as conditions warrant.

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Mission & Vision


Tate County School District exists to educate all students to be college and career ready, and to develop a lifelong love for learning.


Tate County School District will strive to become a learning organization in which students and staff work together to help all students exceed their potential in academics, the arts, and athletics.

Values & Beliefs

  • We believe that all students can learn.
  • We believe that the person most responsible for learning is the student; therefore, we will partner with students to develop the attributes of an effective learner.
  • We believe in safe, healthy schools with a positive climate conducive to learning.
  • We believe in effectively communicating with parents and students to improve student achievement.
  • We believe in partnerships between schools and community.



  • Goal I:   We will strive to ensure effective instruction for all students by actively engaging students in the learning process.


  • Increase teacher retention by 20% by the end of the 2019-2020 school year.
  • Establish a baseline of teacher turnover for the year of 2017-2018.
  • Attend teacher recruitment annually.

  • Update and maintain the latest technology as required by 21st Century initiatives, as measured by faculty and administrator feedback.
  • Maintain a systematic way of determining needs and reporting problems as they occur annually.
  • Continue training all teachers to use technology in the classroom, to be evaluated by observations.

    C.    Continual revision of district wide curriculum.

  • PLCs meet weekly as verified by minutes.                                                                           
  • Administrators will meet together monthly to ensure the instructional needs of students and staff are met.
  • Ensure that the district meets basic elementary and secondary curriculum requirements annually.
  • Ensure that instructional needs of students and staff are provided for at each school annually.
  • Utilize data (benchmark, district test, state test, student attendance, teacher attendance, discipline, etc.) continually through the year to guide instruction.


    Goal II:  We will strive to provide all students an environment that is positive, safe, drug-free and conducive to learning.


  • Revision of school emergency plans annually for approval by the School Board for the September School Board meeting.
  • Follow MDE guidelines for implementation of the number of tornado, fire, lockdown, and earthquake drills. Guidelines for drills must be posted through the school.
  • Provide documentation of required drills by May of each school year by principal to Director of Operations.
  • Post evacuation charts in classrooms, cafeteria, gym, library, etc. at entrances and exits by the first day of school.

  • Improve security on all campuses, as measured by documentation of sign-in logs, video cameras, and surveys annually.
  • Follow Policy KM when people sign-in at a school that it is required to leave keys and driver’s license and get a visitor’s pass in main office until completion of the visit.
  • All classroom doors are to be closed and locked at all times.

  • Maintain clean, safe, and attractive school environments.
  • The School Safety Committee will make recommendations for safety as needed to the Director of Operations and Superintendent. 
  • A school facility assessment will be conducted annually.

  • Ensure that all busses are inspected regularly as required by MDE guidelines, ongoing.
  • Provide and document the appropriate certification and in-service training for bus drivers including the Mississippi Educator Code of Ethics annually.
  • Require bus drivers to report any maintenance or parental concerns in writing to Director of Operations.
  • Director of Operations develops a schedule of bus inspection, maintenance, and routes with bus drivers.

  • Continue outside programs to reduce drug use in school.
  • Ensure DARE officer present effective drug free information to students annually.