East Tallahatchie School District

Striving for Academic Excellence

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Contact Info:

411 East Chestnut Street

Charleston, MS  38921

Phone:  662-647-5524

FAX:     662-647-3720

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Welcome to the East Tallahatchie School District

The primary purpose of the East Tallahatchie School District shall be to produce an environment in which students will become independent, self-motivated and can function effectively in society. The schools furnish materials and guidance that will incite the students’ curiosity about themselves and the world. To help prepare the students for this journey, the schools provide a wide, solid base of knowledge and skills which will feed and sustain them as they search for knowledge about themselves and the community in which they live. The East Tallahatchie School District is dedicated to ensure that its vision and mission is accomplished. Let us share with you our vision and mission statements.

Vision Statement

The vision of the East Tallahatchie School District is that all schools in the district will be Superior as measured by the Mississippi Curriculum Test and Subject Area Test.

Mission Statement

The East Tallahatchie School District is dedicated to ensuring the presence of academic excellence within each of its schools. In this quest for excellence, the district recognizes its responsibility to provide quality leadership and successful instructional efforts within a total school environment that is conducive to learning. The mission of the district is to provide all students with the opportunity to develop academically, physically, socially and emotionally to their greatest potential in order to become self-sufficient, productive members of society.

Ellis H. (Bucky) Smith

Superintendent of Education


Peggy Jackson

Assistant Superintendent

Federal Programs Director


Dr. Ben Kennedy

Assistant Superintendent

Special Education Director

Policy Updates 6.10.10

ETSD Student Bullying Policy

ETSD Random Drug Testing Policy

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In accordance with Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA)  regulations, the East Tallahatchie School District has an active Asbestos Management Plan which describes guidelines for managing asbestos containing materials (abated or managed in place). All asbestos containing materials (ACM) are inspected every six months by an environmental consulting firm with changes being recorded as part of this plan.  The plan is located and may be viewed at each of the schools within the district as well as at the central office.

Ellis H. Smith, Superintendent

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SPED Executive Summary

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ETSD Drop-Out Prevention Plan