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Now Accepting Magnet School Transfer Applications

Tangipahoa Parish School System is committed to providing families with choices when it comes to the education of our children.

TPSS Magnet Schools are tuition-free elementary, middle, and high schools which offer specialized courses in addition to the adopted tier 1 academic curriculum. Students enroll into our magnet schools through an application process, allowing them to thrive in schools in which they are not traditionally zoned to attend.


Enrollment for the 24-25 school year will close on June 1.

Magnet Transfers - school locations and programs

TPSS Magnet Selection Process and Priorities



Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Annual Conference

Come out for a day of learning on April 19th for information sharing, celebration, T-shirts, and catered lunch and fellowship. Information will be available through workshops, exhibition booths, plenary sessions, legal panel discussion, coffee, and conversation. Continuing education credits for the workshops and plenary sessions has been requested for counselors and social workers. Registration begins NOW! CONFERENCE TO BE HELD AT HOLIDAY INN SOUTH, BATON ROUGE, Friday, April 19, 2024!


Email, text 225.362.2662 or

fax 225.216.2662, or call our office at 225.810.3555 to preregister.

Bring a friend!

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Pre-K & Early Childhood Application Information

Pre-K & Early Childhood Applications Now Open

Visit to schedule an application appointment or call the TPSS Early Childhood Department at (985) 748-2454.

Parents can apply for child care, Head Start, and/or public school Pre-K programs. Applications will be completed by phone.

Documents needed: child's original birth certificate, AND proof of income (2 consecutive check stubs or SNAP benefits letter).

Round 1 application dates are March 1 - May 31. Selections will begin in June from Round 1 applicants.

VLO Open Enrollment 2024

Looking for a new spin on a great education?

Consider enrolling into our VLO.


This program is free to all TPSS students in grades K - 12. There is no enrollment fee or tuition.

What does this program offer?

  • interact daily with your virual classmates and spend time at your home-based school with events offered; such as clubs, sports, & school dances. It's the best of BOTH worlds!
  • Engage in rigorous curriculum activities with your teachers online daily.
  • Dedicated staff of certified, enthusiastic and committed teachers!
  • Flexibility: Have access to your online classroom from anywhere at anytime. All you need is the computer that Tangischools provides and internet access.
  • Teachers offer assistance via LIVE Zoom lessons, help sessions, and office hours to make sure all students' needs are met.
  • SPED Staff and 504 Coordinators virtually implement IEP's and 504 plans.
  • Virtual Field Trips, science experiments, and design projects promote thinking and creativity.
  • Students learn time management skills and extended use of technology.
  • Remote learning provides a comfortable, safe learning environment for students.

(985) 277 - 5303

2023-2024 Student of the Year Winners

2023 - 2024 Students of the Year

Congratulations to all of our Student of the year candidates who were nominated by their school. You all are outstanding! 

5th Grade Winners

Amite Westside Middle School I’yanna Day
Champ Cooper Elementary School Henry Walters
Chesbrough Elementary School Amari Wilson
Greenville Park Leadership Academy Yaderis Rivera Rosa
Hammond Eastside Magnet School Chloe Wright
Hammond Westside Montessori School Jireh Garcia Espinoza
Independence Leadership Academy Korbin Bowens
Loranger Middle School Faith Ellen Danielle Anstiss
Lucille Nesom Memorial School Zane Maklary
Natalbany Middle School Karent Figueroa-Castro
OW Dillon Elementary School Steven Steele
Roseland Montessori School Kenzie Crotwell
SLU Lab School Claire Bennett
Spring Creek Elementary School Kynslee Harriaman
Martha Vinyard Elementary School Lance Fraser
🎉District Winner


8th Grade Winners

Amite Westside Middle School Laila Dillon
Champ Cooper Elementary School Aiden Herring
Greenville Park Leadership Academy Lanyjia Brock
Hammond Eastside Magnet School Riley Fleming
Hammond Westside Montessori School Victoria Boast
Independence High Magnet School Josie Carrion
Kentwood High Magnet School Jaci Eugene
Loranger Middle School Benjamin Parker
Lucille Nesom Memorial School Selena Williams
Natalbany Middle School Precious Cote’
Ponchatoula Jr. High School Madilyn Rocquin
Roseland Montessori School Morgan Matheny
Sumner Middle School Andrew Marcus
SLU Lab School Eliza Kate Cowser
🎉District Winner


12th Grade Winners

Amite High Magnet School Collia Tobias
Independence High Magnet School Abril Flores
Kentwood High Magnet School Ma’Kailie Hamby
Loranger High School Madison Nicoll
Ponchatoula High School Gregory Sean Hubbard
Sumner High School Breland Bridges
Hammond High Magnet School Christina Le
🎉District Winner



2023-2024 Teacher of the Year Recipients

2023 - 2024 Teacher of the Year

School Teacher of the Year Winners

Congratulations to all of our Teacher of the Year candidates who were nominated by their school. Teachers are heroes everyday and we are proud of our TPSS teachers! 

Elementary Teacher of the Year Winners:



Jasmine Green

Amite Elementary Magnet School

Karen Zanders

Chesbrough Elementary School

Jill Williams

D.C. Reeves Elementary School

Ashley Louviere

Hammond Eastside Magnet School (lower)

Christy Navarra

Hammond Westside Montessori School  (lower)

Twanna Brown

Independence Leadership Academy

Katrina Ziegler

Loranger Elementary School

Jessica Savoy

Midway Elementary School

Andre Cryer

O. W. Dillon Elementary School

Debbie Wells

Perrin Early Learning Center

Wanda Williams

Spring Creek Elementary School

Meagan Achee

Tucker Elementary School

Jessica Sekulich

Woodland Park Magnet School

Middle School Teacher of the Year Winners:



Marcus Bennett

Amite Westside Middle Magnet School

Melissa Leggett

Champ Cooper Elementary School

Erica Pekins

Greenville Park Leadership Academy

Tyroneca Booker-Griffin

Hammond Eastside IB School (Upper)

Valerie Adams

Hammond Westside Montessori School (Upper)

Mary “Kathy” Straughan

Loranger Middle School

Robin Muse

Natalbany Middle School

Darren Sibley

Lucille Nesom Memorial School

Juanita Lee

Ponchatoula Junior High School

Savita Collier

Roseland Montessori School

Shawn Messina

SLU Lab School

Kara Corkern

Sumner Middle School

Janet Haydel

Martha Vinyard Elementary School


High School Teacher of the Year Winners:



Robin Jones

Amite High Magnet School

Paige Gunter

Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center

Mary McGinnis

Hammond High Magnet School

Chudney Hart

Independence High Magnet School

Cornelius Blount

Kentwood High Magnet School

Mike Young

Loranger High School

Jodie Thompson

Ponchatoula High School

Paige Robertson

Sumner High School

Jeremy Deibel


Katie Burgess

TPSS Virtual Learning Option

School New Teacher of the Year Winners:



Richard Autin

D. C. Reeves Elementary

Maggie Tregre

Hammond Eastside Upper

Lauren DeVaney

Hammond High Magnet

Brenan Dominguez

Hammond Westside Upper

Devin MIxon

Loranger Middle School

Makenzie Plaisance

O W Dillon

Paula Bowers

Ponchatoula Jr. High School

TPSS District Winners

🏆TPSS Elementary Teacher of the Year - Jill Williams

🏆TPSS Middle School Teacher of the Year - Janet Haydel

🏆TPSS High School Teacher of the Year - Mary McGinnis


TPSS District Winners for New Teacher of the Year

🏆TPSS New Middle School Teacher of the Year - Brenan Dominguez

🏆TPSS New High School Teacher of the Year - Lauren DeVaney 


TPSS District Winners for Early Childhood Teacher of the Year

🏆TPSS District Early Childhood Teacher of the Year - Trent Hebert


Safety Precautions

On Wednesday, the Tangipahoa Parish School System announced some important changes and enhancements to ensure the safety and security of all attendees at all TPSS school athletic events. 

Tangipahoa Parish School Superintendent Melissa Stilley said, “The safety and well-being of our students, staff, and community members have always been our top priority, and we are committed to maintaining a safe and enjoyable environment for all participants and spectators alike.”

Beginning Thursday, September 6th, TPSS will be implementing two significant safety measures: the use of security wands and a clear bag requirement for entry at games.

To enhance the security screening process and minimize potential risks, we will introduce security wands at all entrances. Trained security personnel will use these wands to perform non-invasive, quick, and thorough searches of spectators before they enter the athletic event. This measure will help identify any prohibited items and ensure that everyone who enters does so safely.

The TPSS requests attendee cooperation and patience during this process. To expedite the security screening, please consider arriving with ample time before the game begins. The security wands will help maintain a secure and welcoming environment for everyone.

Clear Bag Policy: In addition to security wands, the district will be implementing a clear bag policy for all attendees. This policy is designed to streamline the entry process, enhance security, and make it easier for security personnel to conduct inspections. To comply with this policy, please adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC bags that do not exceed 12" x 6" x 12"

  • One-gallon clear plastic freezer bags

  • Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap (maximum size: 4.5" x 6.5")

Prohibited bags include, but are not limited to backpacks, large purses, tote bags, and non-clear bags. Diaper bags are allowed but must be inspected. An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection.

“These measures are essential to maintain a secure and safe environment for all attendees, and we appreciate your understanding and cooperation. Please share this information with friends and family members who plan to attend our athletic events,” Stilley said.

The Tangipahoa Parish School System’s commitment to personal safety remains unwavering, and district officials believe that these measures will contribute to an even more enjoyable and secure game day experience for everyone. 

“We are grateful for your continued support of our prep athletic program and look forward to seeing you at our games this season,” Stilley said.

If you have any questions or concerns about these safety measures, please do not hesitate to contact our school administration at

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in making our athletic events a safe and memorable experience for all.

TPSS App Logo

We are excited to announce that Tangipahoa Parish School System now has a mobile App! Getting information, announcements, and important dates has never been easier! The App is available for Apple devices in the App Store and on Android devices in the Google Play store.

Search Tangipahoa Parish Schools and download the App today, Use the filter option at the top right under News and Events so that you only see the news and events for the school(s) your student attends. 

Under the More menu, tap Notifications at the top and turn on TPSS Announcements. Any announcements sent by the district will be delivered to your mobile device and shown under Notifications in the App. 

The App is easy to navigate and has all of the news and events you need. Plus it has links that will take you directly to the Family Toolkit and more! Get connected today then show your friends!

Preview the App

School Cash Online

SchoolCash Online will roll out as our online payment platform for the 2023-2024 school year. Get ahead of the game by creating your guardian account today! Once established, we will use this platform to manage the posting and payment of your child's school-related fees.


-cafeteria fees will still be paid through MySchoolBucks

-students have not yet rolled over into their 2023-24 classes. That usually happens more toward the start of the new school year.

Create Account:

Come Teach for Tangi!

The School Board gave final approval for the district to offer a one time $15,000 recruitment stipend for NEW teachers to Tangipahoa Parish School System.

New Teachers to the Tangipahoa Parish who receive the recruitment bonus will be placed at specific schools based on their certification with the goal of creating a more diverse workplace at every school. This stipend will be paid over two years, which would provide an additional $625 per month for 24 months ($7,500 more annually) on top of the teacher salary schedule. Teachers transferring from other districts to Tangipahoa will have their numbers of years teaching credited to them on the salary schedule.

New teachers in TANGI with no teaching experience start at $47,300 plus the $15,000 recruitment stipend. New teachers coming into TANGI with five years experience with a bachelors' degree start at $49,636 plus the $15,000 recruitment stipend. New teachers coming into TANGI with 10 years experience with a bachelor's degree start at $52,016 plus the $15,000 recruitment stipend.

The Superintendent and Board will continue to utilize all available revenues to ensure that the very best teachers are in the classroom. The new 2023-2024 Salary Schedule will be released in July 2023 and may reflect higher teacher salaries. Our goal is to continue to offer competitive salaries for all our employees. 

If you are interested and want to know more click the banner below and submit our form. A representative from Human Resources will contact you. 

Recruitment Bonus Interest Form

Tap the App to anonymously share helpful information with Crime Stoppers.

The P3 platform enables the public to share information anonymously with Crime Stoppers programs, law enforcement entities, schools, and large corporations around the world.  If you have crime or safety-related information that may be deemed useful in your community, submit a tip via the P3 web page – or download the P3 Tips App for iPhone or android devices. 



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