Coahoma County School District


Pauline Rhodes, Superintendent

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Pauline J. Rhodes, Superintendent of Coahoma County School District

The mission of the Coahoma County School District is to provide a high quality education to each child in a safe and caring environment in order to produce contributing citizens who will be able to excel in a global society.


Dear Parents and Supporters:

The summer has come to a close, and we are ready to welcome our students and staff to a new and sensational school year.  Thank you very much for the trust and support that you have given me over the past 11 years.  I have dedicated my entire career to improving the lives of the students in Coahoma County, and I am very proud of our accomplishments.  We have been successful in making Coahoma County School District a place where students are proud to attend and employees are proud to work.   We are most proud that we have no failing schools and our third grade students outperformed the State and most districts in the area on the Third Grade Assessment that is required for promotion to 4th grade.  Our students posted a 96% passing rate.

My Administrative Team and I have worked diligently the past several weeks to prepare for new and returning staff, new policies, new programs, new girls’ soccer program, and a new State Test, Questar.  Our greatest challenge has been filling teaching vacancies with highly qualified staff, but we are confident that with our great professional development, all staff will be high quality.  We are pleased to welcome several new teachers, and a new Director of Testing and Athletics, Mr. Robert Skipper, a native of Coahoma County who had been working in the Tate County School District.  Also, you will see some familiar faces in new places.  Mrs. Latasha Turner, former Assistant Principal at Coahoma County Jr. Sr. High School will replace Mrs. Xandra Keys as the new Principal at Sherard Elementary, and Mrs. Xandra Keys is replacing Mr. Andrae Sims as the new Director of Personnel and Curriculum. We are very enthusiastic about the possibilities that these new staff members bring to their new positions. 

New teachers will report for New Teacher Orientation Wednesday and Thursday, July 29, and 30.  All instructional staff will report Tuesday, August 4, and our students will report, Monday, August 10, at the regular time.

Please visit our website at  or our district office for additional information including district openings and the position announcement for the New Superintendent that will be named in December and begin work in January 2016.  As I look forward to retiring in December 2015, I would again like to thank you for 12 years of doing what I love, educating our future.


Pauline Johnson Rhodes

Superintendent Coahoma County School District




Coahoma County School District | P.O. Box 820| Clarksdale, Mississippi 38614