REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Online Registration 

  • Returning student registration for the 2021-22 school year is open.  Students who are currently enrolled in Pre-K at Sudduth Elementary School and West Elementary School will register as returning students for kindergarten.  To complete your online registration form, you must log into your PowerSchool parent portal at http://www.starkvillesd.com/parents/power-school.  If you do not have an account, you will need to create one to complete registration requirements.  Please download our step by guide for creating your PowerSchool Parent Portal at PowerSchool for Parents
  • New student registration for 2021-22 school year for all new students enrolling in the Starkville Oktibbeha School District, including kindergarten, is open. Click here to access the online registration form

Need Bus Transportation? 
Students must have a completed online registration form and must be designated as a bus rider to be assigned to bus route to ride the bus  on the first day of school.  The deadline to complete online registration for bus transportation service is July 14. 

Need Help?
Beginning June 15 until July 1, complete your child's online registration form at school Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays from 9 until 11 am or 12 until 2 pm. 

Need WiFi? 
Drive up to any school campus and access our free WiFi service using your personal device. 

Can I use my phone to complete registration? 
Yes, you can use your phone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer to complete your child's online registration form.  

Can't access your account? 
Our student information specialists are here to help during normal school hours Monday - Friday from 7:30 am until 3:30 pm.

Sudduth Elementary School
Lynn Wells @ lwells@starkvillesd.com or 662.324.4150

Henderson Ward Stewart Elementary School
Kourtney Neely @ kneely@starkvillesd.com or 662.324.4160

Overstreet Elementary School
Shay Jackson @ ajackson@starkvillesd.com or 662.324.4193

West Elementary School
Mattie Sanders @ msanders@starkvillesd.com or 662.465.7956

Partnership Middle School
Dewanda Crawford @ dcrawford@starkvillesd.com or 662.324.4181

Armstrong Jr. High
Tracy Bevill @ tbevill@starkvillesd.com or 662.324.4070

Starkville High School
Shonda McGee @ smcgee@starkvillesd.com or 662.324.4130
Kelly Smith @ ksmith@starkvillesd.com or 662.324.4130

Central Office
Ettaronda Hogan @ ehogan@starkvillesd.com
Emily Ward @ eward@starkvillesd.com
Nicole Thomas @ nthomas@starkvillesd.com

Required Documents 

Allowable documents for residency verification have changed.  Parents/guardians are required by the state auditor’s office to provide two proofs of residency verification annually for a child to legally enroll in the Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidation School District.  Proofs of residency must be current and must have the same address as the one listed on the registration document.  Parents/guardians must provide the Starkville Oktibbeha School District with a minimum of one document from each group as verification of address.

For the 2021-22 school year, the Mississippi State Auditor's Office has waived proof of residency requirements for returning students ONLY who do NOT have a change of address for the 2021-22 school year.  

Group 1

  • Mortgage Statement
  • Property Tax Deed
  • Filed Homestead Exemption Application
  • Apartment or Home Lease
  • Filed Property or Warranty Deed

Group 2

  • Utility Bill
    • Water Bill
    • Electric Bill
    • Gas Bill
    • Cable Bill
    • Garbage Bill
  •  Driver's License or State Issued Identification Card
  • Certified copy of filed petition for guardianship/final guardianship decree

If utilities are included in the Apartment or Home Lease, please use one of the following documents for the second proof of residency:

  • Doctor, dentist or hospital bill (mailed to address)
  • Credit card statement
  • Insurance policy (Health)
  • State or federal benefit check
  • Salary check stub
  • Government mailing (Social Security or Medicaid Determination letter, IRS, etc.)
  • Bank Statement
  • Driver’s License or State Issued Identification Card 

District administration may approve other documentation that will objectively verify residency ONLY in circumstances that building level administrators deem extenuating circumstances.

AUTOMOBILE REGISTRATION AND VOTER PRECINCT IDENTIFICATION ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE PROOFS OF RESIDENCY. 

In addition to proof of residency verification, the following documents are required for students to complete registration and enroll in the Starkville Oktibbeha School District: 

  • MS Form 121 for immunization record for new kindergarten students and/or new transfer students: Mississippi School Immunization Laws
  • Updated immunization form required for all students entering 7th Grade:
    • The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) will require the Tdap vaccination for all students entering 7th grade beginning with the coming school year.
    • Students entering 7th grade will not be allowed to attend school without providing an updated immunization record, referred to as a Form 121 Immunization document showing all required immunizations, including the Tdap vaccination.
    • The required Tdap vaccination and other recommended vaccinations are available at the Oktibbeha County Health Department located on Yeates Street.
    • Parents must provide an updated immunization record if their child is entering 7th grade.
  • Certified Birth Certificate (New students ONLY)

Who May Attend SOCSD

Subject to the provision of the laws of the State of Mississippi, the Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District shall provide a free, appropriate, public education to the following students:

  • Emancipated minor children who reside within the boundaries of the Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District. 
  • Minor children who lack a fixed, nighttime address. 
  • Minor children who reside with one or both natural parents within the boundaries of the Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District.
  • Minor children who reside with a court-appointed legal guardian within the boundaries of the Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District, except those who reside with a legal guardian whose guardianship was established for the purpose of establishing residency for school district attendance purposes.
  • Minor children who reside with a guardian or someone who acts and/or functions as a parent or guardian, whether or not the same be a natural parent or legal guardian within the boundaries of the Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School  District. However, such minor children may not establish such an arrangement for the purpose of school district attendance.
  • Minor children who reside outside the boundaries of the Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District, whose parent(s) or legal guardian(s) are employees of the Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District and whose parent(s) or legal guardian(s) have chosen to enroll the minor child or children to the Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District.
  • Minors who have been accepted by virtue of the inter-district transfer provisions of state law.

Age Requirements for SOCSD Students

The school district complies with age requirements for entry into kindergarten and grade 1 as follows:

Kindergarten:
A child must have attained his/her fifth birthday on or before September 1 of the current year.

Grade 1:
A child must have attained his/her sixth birthday on or before September 1 of the current year.

Exception:
Any child who transfers from an out-of-state school whose state law provides for an enrollment date subsequent to September 1 may be enrolled if specific provisions of Mississippi Code Section 37-15-9 are met.

Special Education, Developmentally Delayed Classes:
Students who are ruled eligible for Special Education Developmentally Delayed classes may be enrolled if they have attained their third birthday on or before December 1 of the current year.

Maximum age of attendance:
Individuals 21 years of age or older must have written permission of the board for attendance.