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Principal's Message

On behalf of Philadelphia High School administration and staff, we welcome you to our website. Whether you are new to our district or a returning family, be assured that we are all dedicated to providing an educational experience of the highest quality for each and every student enrolled at PHS. Throughout the school year, we will hold the highest academic and behavioral expectations for all students. We shall hold ourselves, our school community, and our students accountable. As administrators, we pledge our full commitment to leading our school to greater successes and higher levels of achievement. We are excited to be working with highly qualified and dedicated teachers and staff. Please take the time to familiarize yourself with the Philadelphia High School handbook. The purpose of the handbook is to provide guidelines and policies that govern the safe and efficient operation of our schools.  It is the responsibility of each family to read and be familiar with the policies and procedures.
We are looking forward to an exciting year at PHS! Come join us and be a part of our Tornado family!
Steve Eiland


Mission Statement

We will prepare each student to be a successful citizen in an ever-changing world.

PHS’ Spencer attends STEM program

Philadelphia High School’s Zavien Spencer put in extra classroom hours for his AP Computer studies in a special statewide program earlier this summer.

Spencer was one of 200 students from 24 rural schools in Mississippi to attend the Global Teaching Project’s sixth annual Advanced Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Summer Preparatory Program at Mississippi State University.

City schools increase to ‘C’ rating

Dr. Shannon Whitehead, Superintendent of the Philadelphia Public School District, said she was proud to announce the district was “rated successful” with a “C” rating but is excited to get to work this year on ways to improve the school's accountability rating. Whitehead said that is up from a “D” rating received for the 2018-2019 school year.


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