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.


Emily Bruynickx SES Elementary Teacher of the Year
Emily Ogden SES Jr. High Teacher of the Year
Tina Waller SES Support Person of the Year
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:

teacher appreciation week may 4-8

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

May 4-11 - Teacher Appreciation Week

May 11 - Science/Social Studies Fair

May 12 - Honors Award Program, Elementary 9:00am and Jr. High 10:30am

8th grade graduation

May 13 - 8th Grade Graduation & Sports Awards Program 8:30am

May 14-16 - 8th Grade Field Trip

May 15 - Fun Day

May 18 - Kindergarten Graduation 8:30am & PreK Graduation 9:30am

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


2016 Summer Reading List

2015-2016 School Supply List

2015-2016 School Calendar

August 11 - Schools Open - All Personnel

August 13 - 1st Day for Students



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