Schools in Ridgeland

The City of Ridgeland has long valued quality education, and it shows in the dedication of our teachers, staff and administration. Our schools, at every level, are top notch and focus on supporting students through their academic journey.

Ridgeland schools boast the highest rating in the state. Ridgeland is also home to a community college, a technical college and private schools.

Talented teachers and small class sizes provide an opportunity for all students to receive the personal attention necessary for success in the classroom.

Ridgeland students not only excel in academics statewide, but also enjoy success in sports and music. More importantly, Ridgeland schools mirror a community spirit where cooperation builds respect for cultural, ethnic and religious differences. Ann E. Smith Elementary, Highland Elementary, Olde Towne Middle School and Ridgeland High School are rated Level 5 for excellence in the state.

In addition to public schools, many private institutions provide options for preschool, elementary, middle and high school students. Young adults seeking a quality college education can achieve their goals at Holmes Community College; Belhaven University or Delta Technical College.

The Madison County School District is made up of 10 elementary schools, four middle schools, five high schools and one alternative school.

Administrative offices:
(601) 879-3000


Ann E. Smith Elementary School (K-2)
(601) 856-6621

Highland Elementary School (3-5)
(601) 853-8103

Olde Towne Middle School (6-8)
(601) 898-8730

Ridgeland High School (9-12)
(601) 898-5023

Private Schools

Christ Covenant School (PK-8)
(601) 978-2272

Jackson Academy (K3-12)
(601) 362-9676

Jackson Preparatory School (6-12)
(601) 939-8611

Madison-Ridgeland Academy (PK-12)
(601) 856-4455

St. Andrew’s Episcopal wSchool (PK-12)
(601) 853-6000

St. Joseph Catholic School (7-12)
(601) 898-4800

Higher Education

Belhaven University
(601) 968-5940

Delta Technical College
(866) 733-6652

Holmes Community College – Ridgeland Campus
(601) 856-5400