Located in the same town as Mississippi State University, Mississippi’s largest public university, Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District is one of the largest school districts in the state, with a student enrollment of more than 5,200. SOCSD combines rigorous academic instruction with innovative technology in the classroom to develop the unique talents and interests of our students through our diverse range of award-winning academic, artistic, athletic, and extra-curricular offerings to help them achieve their potential. SOCSD provides students with the ultimate learning environment, integrating hands-on opportunities with lessons in history, art, economics, foreign language, horticulture, literature, science, and mathematics. It is this kind of classroom experience that empowers our students to chart their course for college/career and prepares them for success.
Student achievement cannot take place without great teaching, and the backbone of the SOCSD is the strength of our teachers. We attract and retain enthusiastic and ambitious teachers and educational staff. We rank among the top districts in Mississippi in the number of teachers who earn National Board Certification. More than half of our teachers hold advance degrees, and they are recognized year after year for their innovative teaching, earning numerous awards, honors, and accolades.