419 Hixon Street
Mangham, LA 71259


Welcome to Start Elementary School
883 Charleston Drive Start, LA 71279 Phone: (318)728-2074 Fax: (318)728-9291
Joy Davis, Principal - Josette Wilkins, Principal Intern
Start Elementary is Dedicated to All Students Soaring to New Academic Heights.

Christian Littleton named SES 8th Grade Student of the Year
Breaux LaCroix named SES 5th Grade Student of the Year
& named Richland Parish 5th Grade Student of the Year

art contest winners

Students across Richland Parish competed to have their artwork displayed at the Louisianana School Boards Association Conference. Congratulations goes to the winning artists: Charles Lawson - Rayville High School, Janayzhia Johnson - Delhi Middle School, and Mindy Copes - Start Elementary School. We are proud of all students that participated!

Congratulations to our 2015 Scholastic Bowl Winners

1st Place
2nd Place
Mangham Junior High
Start Junior High
Mangham Junior High
Holly Ridge Junior High & Start Junior High (tie)
Mangham Junior High
Start Junior High

Upcoming Events:

March 30 - April 6 - Spring Break/Easter Holidays

April 7 - School Resumes

April 8- End of the 5th Six Weeks

April 9 - Report Card Distribution

April 14-15 - LEAP & iLEAP Testing Grades 3, 5, 6, & 7

April 22-May 22 - EOC Testing Window Grades 6-12

May 4-8 - PARRC Phase II Testing Grades 3-8

May 21 - End of the 6th Six Weeks/Last Day for Students & Report Card Distribution


box tops for education

General Mills Box Tops for Education is one of the fund raising programs that we participate in. It is a fun and easy fund raising program. Simply clip the box top logos off General Mills cereals and snack foods and send them to school with your children. They can turn them in to their homeroom teacher or the office.


Richland Parish Non-discrimination Statement

The Richland Parish School System adheres to the equal opportunity provisions of federal civil rights laws and regulations that are applicable to this agency. Therefore, no one will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, or national origin(Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964);sex (Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972); disability (Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973) in attaining educational goals and objectives and in the administration of personnel policies and procedures. Any one with questions regarding this policy my contact the Richland Parish School Board at 318-728-5964, 411 Foster Street, Rayville, Louisiana 71269.


Our Mission Statement
The Richland Parish School System will provide a comprehensive educational foundation and safe learning environment for all students. Students will demonstrate mastery of skills needed to be lifelong learners. It is our system's purpose to develop the whole child to his/her fullest potential. Excellence will be expected from each employee and student in the system.








parents with child and report card