Our District


Established in 1966, the Lafayette County School District seeks to create a distinguished, innovative school community highly regarded for excellence, opportunity, and service.  Our mission is to provide students an exceptional education in a nurturing environment with devoted people. We are 
Anchored to Excellence in our belief that all children can excel in academics, extracurricular activities, and citizenship by striving to meet high expectations set forth by our faculty and staff. We emphasize the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development of each child and strive to instill high standards of academic integrity and leadership in our students.   We invite parents and our community to come alongside us as partners in preparing our students to be productive members of the Lafayette County community and in an ever-changing global society. 

One campus houses all four of the Lafayette County Schools. Our location is approximately two miles from the town of Oxford, which is the county seat of Lafayette County. Our students are residents of rural Lafayette County, which covers an area from Harmontown in the north to Paris in the south and from Tula in the east to Burgess in the west.

We offer an educational opportunity for students within our district who are in preschool 4k through grade 12. A single campus has allowed us to retain a very tight community atmosphere. 

Exciting plans are underway for our new Lafayette Elementary School which will be located right across Hwy 334.  We hope to start the 2021-22 school year in the new building with plenty of room for our growing student population.

If you are new to town or just looking for more information, we are excited to have you as part of our team.

We provide supplies, materials, and support services to ensure the understanding and mastery of educational objectives. We base requirements regarding testing, grading, 

promotion, retention, and graduation upon state specifications.

Our faculty and staff are committed to providing our students with an excellent education

 including the following special programs:

  • Preschool 4k
  • Athletics/Extracurricular Activities
  • ESL
  • Gifted Classes for 2nd-6th Grades
  • Advanced Placement & Dual Enrollment High School Courses
  • Drama & Music
  • Career and technical classes
  • After-school programs through YMCA

A Message from the Superintendent

Parents and Students,

My vision for Lafayette County School District is to keep this an “A” district. In keeping with that vision, we plan to offer numerous academic courses and activities that will challenge our students and broaden their horizons. I am proud of the accomplishments at Lafayette schools.

These achievements may have occurred in our classrooms, our choir room, our band hall, our gyms, or on our playing fields, but they did not occur due to complacency and satisfaction with the status quo. Our schools are what they are because of the dedicated men and women who share a common goal—to do what is best for students. Mississippi's 2018-19 Teacher of the Year is part of that team here at LCSD. We’re always looking for ways to achieve that goal.

This year, as in the past, we’re concentrating on the processes that promote student learning. At Lafayette, our belief is that every child can learn, and we devote our energy every day to making that happen. In order to serve the needs of every student, I want our processes to answer the following four questions:

  1. What are the essential elements we want our students to learn?
  2. How do we know they’ve mastered these essential elements?
  3. What do we do if they have not demonstrated a mastery of these elements?
  4. What do we do if they already know these essential elements?

In formulating the answers to these questions for each one of our students, we focus on learning for each student. When our students master these skills, we know we’re preparing them for opportunities in whatever course they choose to follow after Lafayette. Please join us in supporting our students and teachers as we focus on learning to make this year at Lafayette Schools the best ever.


Adam Pugh