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Parents and community members now have a new way to keep up with what's happening in the district. Our mobile app is available for both Android and iOS devices and can be found in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. This app is completely free and available now. 
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The Purvis High School Football Field House was destroyed by fire on August 16, 2014.  The response has been overwhelming to fill the short-term needs of the team for play this season.  We are now looking toward the replacement of the field house facility.  The School District with insurance proceeds and local funds will rebuild the facility.  However, to enhance and improve on the construction and equipping of the faculty, additional funds will be needed.

Anyone desiring to donate to the Purvis Football project may do so by donations to the Lamar County Education Foundation- designated for the Purvis Football Project

Please make your check payable to Lamar County Education Foundation-Purvis Football. Send all donations (tax deductible) to

P.O. Box 609 Purvis, MS 39475
ATTN: Jennifer Hession
If you have any questions you may call:
Superintendent Tess Smith at (601)794-1030
Billy Ellzey or Tony Farlow at (601)794-6221 


Mission: The mission of the Lamar County School District is to provide a quality education in a safe and healthy learning environment with opportunities for all students to experience success.
Vision: Our students will be thriving, productive leaders who make a positive difference in their lives and the lives of others.
Our Core Values - We believe that:
  • Each person is responsible for his/her actions.
  • Each person has intrinsic value.
  • Lifelong learning is vital to shaping one's future.
  • Honesty and integrity are the foundation for mutual respect.
  • A commitment to individual excellence is essential for personal success.
  • Each person has something to contribute.
  • A safe and secure environment is essential to learning. 

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School Every Day: Make Every Day Count
Attendance Awareness
The Importance of Attendance:
* Attendance matters for doing well in school and life
* Attendance helps develop good habits
* Too many absences will slow down instruction for all students
* Children will suffer academically if they miss 10% of school days
* Chronic absences is a leading warning sign that a student will drop out
* Poor attendance affects funding your local school and school district
Every Day Counts: Attend Today - Achieve Tomorrow
For more information and to see the district daily absence
report click on the School Every Day logo above.