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  • Fennell to Serve as Principal of Ridgeland High School

    Mr. Fennell Madison County Schools proudly announces the selection of Keith A. Fennell as the next principal of Ridgeland High School. Mr. Fennell brings twenty-two years of experience in education to the position, eighteen of which have been in administration.“I am honored to have this opportunity to serve Madison County and the Ridgeland community as Principal of Ridgeland High School,” says Fennell, who served as principal of Starkville High School from 2009-2014 prior to joining Jackson State University. But his love of secondary education led him back to the high school environment, serving as assistant principal at Northwest Rankin High School. He plans to take the lead at Ridgeland High School beginning on June 1.

    “I intend to provide my capabilities and my commitment to put in the time and energy necessary to ensure that Ridgeland High School is a strong part of the district’s ‘Mark of Excellence,’” says Fennell.

    “We are absolutely delighted that Mr. Fennell is joining the team at Madison County Schools,” says Madison County Schools Superintendent Kimber Halliburton, “His proven track record of leadership and developing the potential of students and faculty will be a great asset to Ridgeland. We look forward to watching Ridgeland High School continue to build on its success under the leadership of Mr. Fennell.”

    Ridgeland High School, home to 920 students, boasts a robust academic curriculum including advanced and accelerated courses, as well as AP and dual credit courses. Ridgeland High School’s state-of-the-art facilities include an auditorium, gymnasium, athletic complex and specialized spaces for the Culinary Arts Academy and Engineering Academy. Students participate in numerous extracurricular opportunities, including the award-winning band, choir, speech and debate, Future Business Leaders of America, cheer, dance, and numerous athletic offerings. Students also have the opportunity to participate in Air Force ROTC program and our world-class VEX robotics teams.

    “Students need to be happy, healthy and safe to develop a sense of pride that will motivate them to focus on academics and inspire them perform at their highest potential,” says Fennell. “Our most important responsibility is to protect and advocate for our students. I’m looking forward to working collaboratively with the faculty, staff, and students of RHS and the Ridgeland community,” says Fennell.

    Mr. Fennell joins Madison County Schools following Principal Tim Dowdy’s retirement from education earlier this year and the interim leadership of Assistant Principal Cody Zumbro.

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  • White Named Athletic Director of Ridgeland High School 

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    Ridgeland High School proudly announces the selection of David White as Athletic Director and head football coach. White joins the Titan team from Reno, Nevada, where he currently serves the University of Nevada football program as the coordinator of recruiting and running back coach.  

    While at Nevada, White guided players to numerous accolades, including Mountain West Player of the Week. Prior to Nevada, White served as the director of player development at the Army All-American Bowl and as the director of the FBU All-American Bowl. White served in this capacity for six years, evaluating and recruiting prospective U.S. Army All-American Bowl players nationwide.

    “I have a strong conviction that preparation is the key to success. I emphasize the complete student-athlete, where you must balance academics with athletics I tell my players that their leadership doesn’t disappear once they take their uniforms off, but carries over into the classroom, the community, and the rest of their life,” says White.

    White’s college coaching experience follows years of national prominence as a head football coach at the high school level. In Nevada he built the Bishop Gorman High School football program from the ground up, leading the team to victory in three conference championships. During his four-year tenure as head coach, Bishop Gorman went 30-12 overall. White coached five All-Americans and sent 38 players to play at the NCAA level.

    As a player, White was named to the all-conference team as a tight end in 1994 while playing for the University of Nevada Las Vegas. After graduating from UNLV he played in the Arena League and the European Federation of American Football (EFAF) for two seasons, splitting time in France and Switzerland.

    Coach White will begin work at Ridgeland immediately.

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  • Prom

    RHS Prom

    April 19, 2019

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    Congratulations to the Senior Class of 2019.  

    If you have a student in the

    Senior Class please join us for

    Class Day Tuesday, May 7 at 9:30 am in the RHS Auditorium.

    Awards Day for students in grades 9-11 will be held

    on Tuesday, May 7 at 2:00 in the Auditorium.  Parents are invited to attend.

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  • Cap and Diploma Pic GRADUATIONCap and Diploma Pic

    The Ridgeland High School Senior Class of 2019 Graduation will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at Broadmoor Baptist Church located at 1531 Highland Colony Pkwy in Madison, MS.  Due to fire code restrictions and seating availability, ALL persons attending graduation regardless of age must have a ticket.  No person will be admitted without a ticket.  Also, be aware that parking may prove to be a challenge. Plan to arrive early.  Once the doors close and the ceremony begins, you will not be allowed to enter. 

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  • Yearbook   

    To all parents of RHS Titans:

    The RHS Yearbook is on sale at myschoolbucks.com or jostens.com. Students and parents can purchase a book with or without personalization. The book costs is $75. Yearbooks are a keepsake and an investment that will last forever.

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  • Is your student struggling and need extra help? 


    7:50-8:20 Each Morning in the Library

    All RHS teachers are available to help your students in the library on designated days.  Your student does not need a note, a pass, or prior notice.  Just show up to see their teacher in the library before school.  

    Each department has designated days:

    Monday – Science

    Tuesday – Math

    Wednesday – Electives

    Thursday – English

    Friday – History

    Our teachers are there each morning and look forward to working with your students during this time.

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  • Online Attendance Form


    We have an online absence form to help make the process of parent notes more efficient. For admittance after an absence at Ridgeland High, each student is required to see the Attendance Clerk for re-admittance to school.  Online form is also located under "Quick Links". 

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  • Reporting Lost or Stolen Laptop
    Students will be allowed to keep their MacBook Air laptops during the Summer and Holidays.  Please be aware that technical assistance may or may not be provide during this time.  If your laptop is lost or stolen, you will need to contact the police immediately and fill out the Theft Form to report it to school administration.  
    Parent/guardian will be responsible for full replacement cost of laptop if not reported to MCS personnel within 3 calendar days of missing the device.  
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    CNA Survey

    Once you launch the survey, you may choose to take the survey in English, Simplified English (for Grades 3-5 Students Only),  Spanish, Arabic, or Chinese.  Second languages are not available for faculty/staff and principal/administrator stakeholders.

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  • calendar 2019-20 Academic Year Calendar

    View Board Approved 2019-20 Academic Year Calendar.

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    Reporting Lost or Stolen Laptop
    Students will be allowed to take their device home including the holidays.  Please be aware that we will not be providing technical assistance during this time.  If your laptop is lost or stolen, you will need to contact the police immediately and fill out the Theft Form to report it to school administration.  Parent/guardian will be responsible for full replacement cost of laptop if not reported to MCS personnel within calendar 3 days of missing the device.  
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  • register NEW Student Registration


    Joining the Madison County Schools family? Click here to learn more about enrollment and attendance zones. Find more detail information on school's site.

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