Tupelo High School

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Tupelo High School
4125 Golden Wave Drive
Tupelo, Mississippi 38801

United States
Coordinates US_type:edu 34°13′55″N 88°45′50″W / 34.232°N 88.764°W / 34.232; -88.764
Type Public
Established 1914
School district Tupelo Public School District
Principal Jason Harris
Faculty 103.1 (on FTE basis)[1]
Grades 9 to 12
Gender Co-ed
Enrollment 1,995[1] (2013-14)
Student to teacher ratio 18.6[1]
Color(s) Blue and Gold         
Mascot Golden Wave
Rival Starkville
Accreditation Southern Association of Colleges and Schools[2]
Newspaper The Hi-Times
Yearbook The Album

Tupelo High School is the only public high school in Tupelo, Mississippi. The campus consists of fourteen buildings, including a Performing Arts Center, separate buildings for social studies, English, math, sciences, and fine arts as well there is also a self-contained grade-9 building. The current student population of the school is about 1,995. As of 2014-2015, it is the largest enrolled public high school in the state of Mississippi. The class of 2015 consisted of 438 graduates. The school offers a curriculum containing 160 Carnegie units, 24 of which are Advanced Placement.

Tupelo High School is a two-time National Blue Ribbon School award winner, having won the award in 1983-1984 and again in 1999-2000.[3]

Notable alumni[edit]

Student life[edit]

Students attend class from 7:45 A.M. until 3:20 P.M. Monday through Friday. A normal school day consists of four period block with a twenty-minute lunch period. Students are allowed five minutes between each ninety-minute period to change classes.

The school has many extracurricular activities including band, sports, fine arts, and many clubs.


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  2. ^ "SACS CASI Accredited Schools". Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. January 15, 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-01-27. Retrieved 2008-02-06. 
  3. ^ "Blue Ribbon Schools" (PDF). United States Department of Education Program- Schools Recognized 1982-1983 through 199-2002. 
  4. ^ "Movies: Biography for John Dye". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-05-26. 
  5. ^ "Chad Bumphis". National Football League. Retrieved 21 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "Alex Carrington". National Football League. Retrieved 21 February 2014. 
  7. ^ "Tan White". Women's National Basketball Association. Retrieved 21 February 2014. 
  8. ^ "Tupelo… Birthplace of Elvis Presley and Home of Our Tamika Whitmore". Women's National Basketball Association. Retrieved 21 February 2014. 

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