SOCSD unveils five year strategic plan

The path to excellence begins with igniting each student's passion, purpose and potential.

With a vision of excellence and a mission of discovering and developing every student's passion, purpose and potential, the Starkville Oktibbeha School District has developed a strategic plan to transform our district over the next five years.

The District's strategic plan is built on excellence in teaching, excellence in student achievement, excellence in school culture, excellence in community collaboration and excellence in operational achievement. It identifies the goals and strategies to prepare our students and our employees for excellence, and it allows us to be intentioanl and purposeful in our decisions as we strive for excellence every day.


The mission of the Starkville Oktibbeha School District is to achieve excellence by facilitating the discovery and development of each student's passion, purpose and potential.


Expect excellence every day.


  • We believe excellent public schools are the heart of a thriving community.
  • We believe excellent teachers are essential for student success.
  • We believe diversity is a strength and shall be embraced, recognized and celebrated.
  • We believe problem solving, critical thinking and creativity cultivate life-long learners.
  • We believe quality education fosters leadership and develops good citizens.
  • We believe our schools must be safe, welcoming and respectful to all.
  • We believe engaging our families and community is vital to each student's growth.


Student Achievement
We will maximize growth of all students through rigorous and meaningful instruction.

School Culture
We will foster and maintain inviting, equitable, healthy learning environments that promote safety, engagement and excellence.

Human Resources
We will recruite and retain a highly qualified, diverse workforce through an equitable process to ensure student achievment.

Community Collaboration
We will engage and partner with community stakeholders to foster greater student opportunities and build a more vibrant quality of life.

Operational Effectiveness
We will maximize resources to ensure operational effectiveness.