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FYI
Picayune

  • Picayune Memorial HS is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
  • Kindergarten is available in full day sessions.
  • ES chorus members participate in school concerts.
  • After school sports at the ES level is available through the PYAA.
  • 3rd through 5th graders may participate in the Mathathon or Spelling Bee.
  • A drama club is now available to interested 7th and 8th grade students.
  • Vo-tech training is available at Pearl River Community College.
  • Band members perform in school concerts and competitions.
  • Drama members perform in two productions annually.
  • Picayune Memorial High School has two computer labs with internet access and computers in classrooms.
  • MS sports include football, basketball, soccer and track.
  • District is implementing a strategic plan initiative that focuses heavily on character education.
  • Early Childhood Intervention program helps young parents help their preschoolers academically.
  • Accreditation of Level 3.4 is based on a 5 point scale.
  • The HS Girls Track team won the District Championship for the sixth time.
  • The HS Football team won the District Championship in 2001.
  • A student from Picayune Memorial High School was a Distinguished Finalist in the 2002 National Prudential Spirit of Community Award for Exemplary Community Service.
  • Picayune Memorial High School offers dual enrollment through Pearl River Community College.
  • All science classrooms at Picayune Memorial High School contain labs.

Title

Name

Phone

Superintendent of Schools

Dr. Penny Wallin

601-798-3230

Guidance Services

Mr. Bill Spiers

601-798-6180

Special Education Services

Ms. Susan Thatcher

601-798-4555

Director of Fine Arts

Mr. Jerry Cumberland

601-798-1380

Athletic Director

Dr. Roy Brookshire

601-798-1380

General Information

Mr. Brent Harrell

601-798-3230

Gifted and Talented Director

Ms. Susan Thatcher

601-798-4555

Computer Education Director

Mr. Rick Logan

601-798-3230

Curriculum

Mr. Brent Harrell

601-798-3230

High School Guidance

Ms. Bea Stuart

601-798-1380

High School Special Ed.

Mrs. Rita Williams

601-798-1380

High School Fine Arts

Ms. Tanya Carr

601-798-1380

High School Athletics

Mr. Dodd Lee

601-798-1380

High School Information

Dr. Roy Brookshire

601-798-1380

High School Gifted/Talented

The Principals Office

601-798-1380

High School Computer Ed.

Ms. Linda Jopes

601-798-1380

 

FYI
Poplarville Sep.

  • Poplarville Jr-Sr HS is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
  • Kindergarten is offered as a full day program.
  • After school sports for MS students is offered through Poplarville Athletic Association.
  • Spanish is available to 5th grade students.
  • Jr. HS band members perform in school concerts.
  • A vocational center is housed on campus for interested students.
  • Vo-tech programs include: food, health, mechanics, technology & family dynamics.
  • HS is now offering Boys Power lifting as an interscholastic sport.
  • Several members of boys tennis went to the states.

Title

Name

Phone

Superintendent of Schools

Mrs. Gylde Fitzpatrick

601-795-8477

Guidance Services

Ms. Charlotte Daniels

601-795-8424

Special Education Services

Ms. Donnie Carroll

601-795-6153

Director of Fine Arts

Mr. Robert Smith

601-795-8424

Athletic Director

Mr. John Miller

601-795-8424

General Information

Mrs. Gylde Fitzpatrick

601-795-8477

Gifted and Talented Director

Ms. Donnie Carroll

601-795-6153

Computer Education Director

Mr. George Wade

601-795-8477

Curriculum

Mrs. Glenda Malley

601-795-8477

High School Guidance

Ms. Charlotte Daniels

601-795-8424

High School Special Ed.

Ms. Donnie Carroll

601-795-6153

High School Fine Arts

Ms. Janet Kennedy

601-795-8424

High School Athletics

Mr. John Miller

601-795-8424

High School Information

Mr. Carl Merritt

601-795-8424

High School Computer Ed.

Mrs. Robbi Davis

601-795-8424

 

FYI
Pearl River

  • MS students watch the Chapter One Program every morning.
  • 5th grade students participate in an academic Mathathon.
  • MS band members perform in several school concerts.
  • After school sports for MS students include basketball and baseball.
  • Drama members perform in two productions annually.
  • Students interested in vo-tech training may take classes at the local Junior college.
  • Band members perform in school concerts and competitions.
  • A well equipped computer lab is available at the High School.
  • 2% of HS Seniors are enrolled in AP English.
  • MS sports include football and basketball.
  • Pearl River HS is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
  • Pearl River ES is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
  • Kindergarten is offered as a full day program.
  • A college level algebra course is taught at Pearl River HS for the senior students.
  • Industrial Sewing and Meat Cutter classes are offered in the Cisco Tech Program at Pearl River HS.
  • A math teacher at Pearl River Central High School was awarded the 2000 Presidential Award for Excellence.

Title

Name

Phone

Superintendent of Schools

Mr. Dennis E. Penton

601-798-7744

Guidance Services

Ms. Toni Mecomber

601-798-1986

Special Education Services

Mrs. Melissa Halston

601-798-1912

Director of Fine Arts

Ms. Debra Craig

601-798-1986

Athletic Director

Mr. Michael Bradley

601-798-1986

General Information

Mr. Dennis E. Penton

601-798-7744

Gifted and Talented Director

Mrs. Melissa Halston

601-798-1912

Computer Education Director

Mr. Braque Cutrer

601-799-5025

Curriculum

Mrs. Nina Guthrie

601-798-7744

High School Guidance

Ms. Robin Craft

601-798-1986

High School Special Ed.

Mrs. Missy Holston

601-798-1912

High School Fine Arts

Mrs. Vicky Pruett

601-798-1986

High School Athletics

Mr. Michael Bradley

601-798-1986

High School Information

Mr. Loren Harris

601-798-1986

High School Computer Ed.

Mr. Braque Cutrer

601-798-1986

 

District Size

District

 Picayune 

 Poplarville Sep. 

 Pearl River 

Lowest Grade Level *

 Pre - K 

 Pre - K 

 K 

Highest Grade Level *

 12 

 12 

 12 

 

Student Population

 4092 

 2086 

 2674 

Teacher Population

 248 

 130 

 144 

Professional Staff **

 264 

 136 

 152 

Student/Teacher Ratio

16:1

16:1

18:1

Median Years of Teaching Experience

 17 

 10 

 10 

# of Elementary Schools

 5 

 2 

 1 

Average Elementary School Population

 423 

 498 

 1542 

# of Middle Schools / Junior High Schools

 1 

 1 

 1 

Average Middle School Population

 623 

 336 

 440 

Primary High School Population

 1062 

 753 

 692 

Average Class Size ***

Grade 1

 25 

 26 

 25 

Grade 8

 26 

 28 

 26 

High School English

 25 

 28 

 25 

High School Math

 25 

 28 

 25 

High School Science

 25 

 28 

 25 

* Districts with only elementary schools include information on the high school most students attend
** Includes guidance counselors, psychologists, social workers, librarians, medical/dental staff, and teachers.
*** Does not include special classes or targeted small group classes.

 

Elementary and Middle School Programs

District

 Picayune 

 Poplarville Sep. 

 Pearl River 

Academic Programs

Formal Study of a Foreign Language

  

 5 

  

Use of an Equipped Science Lab

  

 7 

  

Formal Computer Training

 K 

 K 

 K 

Use of an Equipped Computer Lab

 K 

 K 

 K 

In-classroom Computers

 K 

 K 

 1 

Technology / Industrial Arts

 7 

 7 

  

Home Economics

 7 

 7 

  

English as a Second Language

  

  

  

Fine Arts Programs

Band Instrument Lessons

 6 

 6 

 7 

Orchestra Instrument Lessons

  

  

  

Organized Band

 6 

 6 

 7 

Organized Orchestra

  

  

  

Organized Chorus

 5 

 3 

 7 

Drama Productions

 7 

 3 

  

Radio / TV Production

  

  

  

Gifted and Talented Pull-Out Programs

Fine Arts

  

  

  

Mathematics

  

  

  

Science

  

  

  

General

 2 

 2 

 2 

Magnet Programs

  

  

  

In-classroom Enrichment

 K 

 K 

  

Academic Interschool Competitions

Odyssey of the Mind

  

  

  

Reading Incentive

 K 

 5 

  

Science Fair

 6 

 4 

 K 

General Academic

 3 

 3 

 5 

Other Programs

Before School Day Care

  

  

  

After School Day Care

  

  

  

After School Busing

  

  

  

Overnight Field Trips

  

 Y 

  

 

Senior Performance

District

 Picayune 

 Poplarville Sep. 

 Pearl River 

High School Seniors

 184 

 133 

 108 

% of Seniors Receiving HS Diploma

 96% 

 97% 

 100% 

Graduates' Future Plans (% Attending)

4-Year College/University

21%

10%

18%

2-Year / Junior College

59%

40%

45%

Business / Technical School

 

5%

2%

Armed Forces

5%

5%

8%

Work Force

15%

40%

27%

Awards

National Merit Scholarship Finalists

 1 

  

 1 

National Merit Scholarship Semi-finalists

  

  

  

Letters of Commendation

  

  

  

Average SAT Scores

% of Seniors taking SATs

 

 

NA

Math

  

  

  

Verbal

  

  

  

Average ACT Scores

% of Seniors taking ACTs

35%

61%

27%

English

  

  

  

Math

  

  

  

Science

  

  

  

Reading

  

  

  

Composite

 20.8 

 19.2 

 20.2 


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