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Lawhon student

Lawhon's Wax Museum

Ripple Run 2024

Sgt. Trent and daughter

Welcome Back Sgt. Trent! 
Thank You for Your Service!

Student Participating

2024 Special Olympics

student and helpers

High Five for a Great Event!

students and bunny

Did the Easter
Bunny Come Early?


Happy Rock Your Socks Day
Celebrating World Down Syndrome Day

Lady Wave

Congratulations Lady Wave
7A State Champions

ECEC Staffmembers

Come Get Groovy at ECEC!

Lawndale principal

Lawndale's Duct Taping Fundraiser


Festival of Nations Fun


Oh the Places You'll Go!

Coach and team with Trophy

Lady Wave 7A State Champions

basketball player

Lady Wave 7A State Champions

Lady Wave players

Lady Wave to the Ship!

Rankin Student

Rankin's Wax Museum

Carver students

Big Dreams at Carver

high school performers

Black History Celebration

teachers, students, mayor

Fillmore's Competition for
March of the Mayor's Food Drive

students singing

Pierce Street's
Power House Performs

student jumping

Mario Obstacle Course
at Parkway

parade of students

Joyner's Parade of Countries

Teacher and students

TPSD Makes Our Hearts Smile

teacher and students

Happy Valentine's Day

superintendints and special guest

Ribbon Cutting for
Multipurpose Building at THS

Counselors and students

TPSD Loves Our Counselors
Happy Counselor's Week

students at ball

ECEC's Fairy Tale Ball

players and coaches

Congratulations Football Signees

students performing

TMS Splash!

students performing

THS Synergy!


TMS Empty Bowls Project


TCTC Students Lending
a Helping Hand


Happy 100th Day!


Barn Hill Preserves Visits ECEC

teacher and students

Celebrating 100 Days

Parkway Celebrates
100 Days Of School


Back with Joyner Friends

smiling students

Smiling Faces!

Middle College Students

Middle College Visits Lawhon


TPSD Celebrates Another "A"


Order Your TPSD Tag Today

students playing instruments

Link Up Concert


THS Robotics Visits ECEC

Markk Maharrey and Dr. Picou

Getting on the Blues Bus!

students and llama

Fun at the Petting Zoo!

students building

CTE Students Building
with Lawndale Students


Parkway Open House

student with tiger mascot

Someone's Ready to be a
Thomas St. Tiger

Jett Johnson and football team

Thanks Jett!

Community Voices

Jack Reed Jr.
Jack Reed Jr., TPSD Alumni

I was very fortunate to grow up in a great Tupelo Public School system! Caring, bright teachers gave me an excellent preparation for college and law school. Both our son and daughter had excellent educational opportunities in the TPSD as well.

My vision is for TPSD to be one of the Top 10 Public School Systems in America. Our business and family is committed to do our part to make this a reality.

~Jack Reed Jr. Tupelo business man and former mayor

Claire Kenny~THS Senior
Claire Kenney, THS Senior

TPSD has shaped me as an individual and has helped me find my identity. As a Tupelo native, this will always be home. The people in this community have given me these amazing opportunities to learn and grow each and everyday. From the many life lessons, to the cheers and chants, I know the true meaning of one wave.


Claire Kenney~THS Senior

McKinley Holland
McKinley Holland, Assistant Soccer Coach

It's a blessing to come back home. My time at Tupelo High School as a student athlete led me to want to teach and coach. It's been my hope since I graduated, that I come come back and have an impact on our students and athletes the same way my teachers and coaches had on me. TPSD has always and will always be a special place.

McKinley Holland~ Coach and Alumni


Leslie Tally
Leslie Tally- Mississippi Teacher of the Year

To be named Teacher of the Year for the Tupelo Public School District is truly an honor. This year, more than ever, I have felt supported in taking on new ideas and motivated to overcome new challenges. It is an honor to serve here, and it is a joy to teach our students.


Leslie Tally-2021 Teacher of the Year

Taylor Sparks
Taylor Sparks, Rankin Assistant Principal

Tupelo Schools have always been a part of my educational life. Now, as a community member and administrator, they are a part of my heart. I believe in our mission, our values, and the learning structures we provide for Tupelo's future.


Taylor Sparks- Administrator and Alumni


The Shumpert Family
The Shumperts

My wife and I have come full circle in the Tupelo Public School District. We have transitioned from TPSD students, TPSD employees, and now TPSD parents. Go Wave!

Ian Shumpert- Lawhon Elementary Principal

Modesty Shumpert- Administrative Assistant

Jay- Milam Student   Jillie - Lawhon Student


Tupelo Public School District

District News

School Calendar

At A Glance


Athletic teams competing for the Golden Wave

3.4 M

More than $3.4 million in grants provided by Association for Excellence in Education since 1983


"A" Rated School


National Board Certified Teachers


Nationalities represented by the student body


Growing Healthy Waves connects with 10 schools so students get involved in gardening, trying new foods and  making connections with locally sourced fruits and vegetables.


Middle College students graduating with high school diploma and associates degree since 2021


Student Athlete GPA: 3.64