Award Year: 2019

Pineville Elementary School

5192 Menge Avenue
Pass Christian, MS, 39571-5821

(228) 452-4364

Mrs. Laura Ditcharo, Principal at time of Nomination

Harrison County School District

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Pineville Elementary School will give children the knowledge and skills to succeed academically, spark in them the curiosity to continue learning throughout life, and foster in them the confidence to believe in themselves, recognizing that when they do, they will know that anything is possible.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 16%
  • White: 68%
  • Hispanic: 5%
  • Native American: 4%
  • Two or more races: 7%
Students participate in Start With Hello, a realtionship-building program.

Students participate in Start With Hello, a realtionship-building program.

For more than 100 years, Pineville Elementary has served a mostly rural community of predominately low-income families. Our school community is united in the effort to give our children a strong educational foundation and confidence in themselves because we know that when children believe in themselves, anything is possible.
We serve about 150 children, affording us the privilege of giving our students extremely individualized attention. We have a thorough understanding of our students and their families, and we develop curriculum and activities to help them achieve academic success and emotional growth. We encourage our students' curiosity and model an enthusiasm for learning. We enjoy an environment of respect among students, teachers, and the families we serve.

We support our core curriculum with computer-assisted instruction, instruction in the arts, and programs that nurture leadership and community service, allowing our students to explore their interests and discover their talents. Our efforts have earned recognition. Pineville has been named a Title 1 Distinguished School, has been a High-Performance School, and has been included in PREPS (Program of Research and Evaluation for Public Schools). For the past five years, we have earned an A rating from the Mississippi Department of Education. Our school is consistently ranked among the top 10 schools in the state and was ranked number 2 in 2017-2018.
We have set high standards, and we pride ourselves on maintaining those standards. We owe our success to the efforts and dedication of our entire school community - staff, administrators, faculty, students, and the families we serve.