Coahoma County School District


Xandra Brooks-Keys, Superintendent

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Mission Statement:  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 Coahoma County School District Families,


It is with great elation that I welcome you back for another school year.  Even though we are entering a new experience, I assure you that we are a part of something great.


There are a lot of exciting changes to inform you about as we start the school year.  Here is a sampling of some of these changes:



-     We are proud to add new administrative changes to the Coahoma County School District team.  Zatara Bolden-Griham is the new Director of Special Services.  LaTasha Perkins is the new Director of Student Support Services.

-     Coahoma County Jr./Sr. High School welcomes Olenza McBride as the new and returning principal and Florence Brown as the new assistant principal.  Friars Point Elementary School welcomes a new principal, Devona Jones and Sherard Elementary School welcomes Mechelle Martin as principal.

-     As a leadership team, we have restructured our curriculum leadership model to include an Instructional Coach, Latasha Turner.  This will help ensure curriculum coordination and articulation across all schools.

-     A new Science program and an addition to the math program will be fully implemented.  These programs feature greater alignment to the MS College and Career Readiness Standards and increase use of technology, which will in turn, increase student motivation and achievement.

-     Due to the successful results of the Pre-K students and teachers at Lyon and Jonestown Elementary Schools, a new Pre-K class will be added at Friars Point Elementary School.  The new class will be modeled after the already established classes.

-     As a benefit of the CS4MS grant offered through the Mississippi Department of Education, fifth and ninth grade Science teachers were afforded professional development to begin the implementation of coding classes.  Fifth and ninth grade students will have the opportunity to learn computer science coding during the 2016-2017 school year.

-     Coahoma County School District will begin full deployment as a 1:M devices district, with CCJSHS, FPES, JES and LES students becoming technologically advanced with Chromebooks and SES becoming technologically exposed to iPads and other Apple equipment (ConnectEd grant).


In closing, as I enter my first full school term as Superintendent, it has been my honor and pleasure to serve this community.  The focus of Coahoma County School District is to provide the best educational system possible for the children of Coahoma County.  I firmly believe, with your continued support, the best days of Coahoma County School District lie before us.



Xandra Brooks-Keys






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