Tupelo High School is a modern, comprehensive public school adjacent to the picturesque Natchez Trace Parkway with an estimated enrollment of 2,100 in grades 9-12. In 1992, the school relocated to a modern university-estyle campus with 14 separate buildings on 75 acres. The campus boasts a Performing Arts Center, a Career-Technical Center that offers 12 occupational programs, and a separate 9th grade building. The Media Center, which has a state-of-the-art library system, also houses WTHS, the school’s television station. The students are offered a broad and rich curriculum containing 160 Carnegie units, 16 of which are Advanced Placement. Students score above the national average on the ACT and compete regularly in district and state competitions in performing arts, athletics and music. THS is one of only 24 public schools in the nation to be awarded the Cum Laude Society Chapter. In 2010, Tupelo High was also the first Mississippi Public School to implement the 1:1 Apple Laptop Initiative. In 2008, the athletic department received top honors from Sports Illustrated’s Top High School Programs in the Nation.
Tupelo is the county seat and the largest city of’Lee County. It is also the seventh-largest city in the state. As of the 2010 census, Tupelo’s population was 34,546. The city is best known as the birthplace of Elvis Presley, but is also a retail, industrial and medical hub of Northeast Mississippi and for the neighboring counties in Alabama and Tennessee. The Wall Street Journal called Tupelo “the best small town in the South”. It is the upholstered furniture capital of the world and home to 43 Fortune 500 and/or international companies. The North Mississippi Medical Center is the largest nonmetropolitan hospital in the nation. The community actively supports the public school system with yard signs, stickers, and an assortment of other visual aids.
130 Licensed Educators
5 Guidance Counselors
15 National Board Certified Staff
55% Licensed Staff Members with Advanced Degrees
Graduation Rate: 74.6%
Average ACT: 20.6
The mission of Tupelo High School is to nurture and inspire the intellectual, emotional, and physical growth of each student in a safe, supportive, and student-centered environment.
THS boasts some of the best organizations, sports, and activities that Mississippi has to offer. Our school’s pride is unmatched. This site is dedicated to the many events that take place each day, week, and month through the eyes of our student body.