Tate County School District 

All Schools
High Schools
Middle Schools
There are 6 public schools managed by Tate County School District School District serving 2,913 students in Coldwater, MS.
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Mississippi state average of 55%.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is more than the state average of 16:1.

Tate County School District Public Schools

  • School Location Students Grades
  • ColdwaterColdwater Attendance Center
    671 West St
    576 students | Gr. PK-12
  • Coldwater
    East Tate Elementary School
    6832 East Tate Rd
    766 students | Gr. KG-6
  • Coldwater
    Independence High School
    3184 Hwy 305
    616 students | Gr. 7-12
  • Coldwater
    Senatobia Tate Co Regional Vocational Center
    Vocational School
    165 West Central Ave
    Vocational School


     students | Gr. 10-12
  • SarahStrayhorn Elementary School
    3402 Hwy 4 West
    594 students | Gr. KG-6
  • Sarah
    Strayhorn High School
    86 Mustang Dr
    361 students | Gr. 7-12
(Tate County ) Stats (MS) State Statistics
# of Students 2,913 students 490,619 students students
# of Teachers 213 Teacher(s) 31,417 Teacher(s) Teacher(s)
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 16:1:1
# of Male Students 1,512 students 248,989 students students
% Male Students 51.9% 50.7%%
# of Female Students 1,401 students 241,630 students students
% Female Students 48.1% 49.3%%
Students by Ethnicity:
# of American Indian Students 1 students 958 students students
% American Indian Students
n/a 0.2%%
# of Asian Students 2 students 4,666 students students
% Asian Students
0.1% 1.0%%
# of Hispanic Students 96 students 12,609 students students
% Hispanic Students
3.3% 2.6%%
# of Black Students 1,054 students 243,438 students students
% Black Students
36.2% 49.6%%
# of White Students 1,716 students 225,743 students students
% White Students
59% 46%%
# of Other Students 44 students 3,205 students students
% of Other Students
2% 1%%
Students by Grade:
# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten: 20 students 3,842 students students
# of Students in Kindergarten: 256 students 41,048 students students
# of Students in 1st Grade: 243 students 39,291 students students
# of Students in 2nd Grade: 219 students 38,456 students students
# of Students in 3rd Grade: 244 students 37,067 students students
# of Students in 4th Grade: 246 students 37,715 students students
# of Students in 5th Grade: 217 students 37,983 students students
# of Students in 6th Grade: 256 students 38,800 students students
# of Students in 7th Grade: 222 students 37,689 students students
# of Students in 8th Grade: 215 students 36,071 students students
# of Students in 9th Grade: 200 students 37,856 students students
# of Students in 10th Grade: 164 students 35,235 students students
# of Students in 11th Grade: 210 students 31,952 students students
# of Students in 12th Grade: 145 students 29,115 students students
# of Ungraded Students: 56 students 8,499 students students
Recent Public School Articles
Knowledge is Power Program: A Strong Model for Public Schools
Knowledge is Power Program: A Strong Model for Public Schools
As many traditional public schools struggle to close the achievement gap, Knowledge is Power Program schools seem to have the right formula for helping poverty-stricken and minority students achieve success. In this article, we examine how KIPP schools are making their students’ futures much brighter.
Urban Public Schools Come to the Rescue of Black Boys
Public schools across the nation are implementing programs that help keep young black men in school and off the streets. Boosting graduation rates, reducing gang involvement and violence, and providing positive male role models are just a few of the common elements of these programs. Yet, the achievement gap between black boys and other peer groups remains extremely wide.
Teachers in 19 States Allowed to Physically Punish Students
As of 2014, nineteen states still allow corporal punishment – spanking and paddling the most common choices – in their public schools. However, some argue that not only are these punishments physically harmful, they also are disproportionately administered to students of color. As a result, House democrats have taken up the issue in a new bill that would ban all forms of corporal punishment nationwide.
Did You Know?
Tate County School District School District public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.53, which is higher than the Mississippi average of 0.31. The most diverse school in the district is Independence High School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Mississippi or in the USA.