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Schools

The Mississippi Department of Education has recognized the Rankin County School District as one of the top ten school districts in the state. Our district has also received a Level 5 accreditation, the highest performance level awarded by the Commission on School Accreditation. In addition, the Rankin County School District has been selected as a Blue-Ribbon school district by Expansion Management magazine, a national distinction.

You must be a resident of the Richland School Zone to enroll a child in a Richland school.

For more information contact:

Richland Elementary School
www.rcsd.ms/richlandes
200 Spell Drive
Richland, MS 39218
(601) 939-4375

Richland Upper Elementary School
www.rcsd.ms/richlandupper
175 Wilson Drive
Richland, MS 39218
(601) 939-2288

Richland High School
www.rcsd.ms/richlandhs
1202 Highway 49 South
Richland, MS 39218
(601) 939-5144

Mayor’s Youth Council

The Richland Mayor’s Youth Council (RMYC) strives to “engage the youth of Richland with their community and local government.” RMYC’s goal is to teach students to dedicate their time serving in their community. If you are interested in taking an active role in community events and volunteer activities, RMYC will:

  • Establish leadership skills that you will carry with you your entire life and confidence to succeed in the future.
  • Involve youth in local government through participation on local boards and committees.
  • Increase youth voice and communication in Richland’s future direction
  • Increase volunteerism among youth in civic affairs

RMYC is made up of students in 9th to 12th grade attending Richland High School and/or living in Richland. Applications are taken in the spring for the following school year with selection based on recommendations and students’ desire to serve the community. The Council works many hours serving the community by working with REDA and other groups.  RMYC is responsible for working many community events such as Highway 49 Festivals, the community’s Christmas events, and many of the Senior Adult Events.

Sponsors
Stephanie Ward (601) 420-1530
Barbara Adams
Cynthia Sullivan

Congratulations to the 2021/2022 Richland Mayor’s Youth Council Members!

Noah Alderidge
Isabel Alvarado
Landon Anderson
Hannah Beggiani
Emily Bridges
Jaylen Bridges
Mallory Chapman
Mason Chapman
Cayden Conner
Aydan Courtney
Bailey DeLeon
Mackenzie Ferguson

Cooper Hammons
Bayleigh Harris
Austin Hart
Chance Harvey
Chris Hernandez
Jonathan Hester
Ashton Hill
Joshua Jackson
Cheyenne Jefferson
Collin Knight
Chloe Knippers
Gavin Lovorn

Addison Mathis
Chrislee Mobley
Ashlyn Moorhead
Jasper Moorhead
Allanna Nichols
Jordan Osborne
Meet Patel
Anna Riley Payne
Lona Quichocho
Alison Ragoyta
Preston Ragsdale
Sydney Ragsdale

Carson Rimes
Ema Roland
Cierra-Lynn Sheppard
Carter Smith
Kylie Sutphin
Mattie Belle Tagert
Rachel Turner
Charles Williams
Maria Williams
Samaryah Williams

“The youth of our community are the future of our city. We must not only provide them with an education and caring environment, but a way to create an atmosphere in which they would like to live.”  Author Unknown

CHURCHES

Richland’s many churches are a vital element of community life. Denominations of every kind provide diversity and opportunities for worship for residents. If you would like more information about worship services, programs, and events please contact the churches directly.

  • First Baptist Church of Richland
    1102 U.S. Highway 49 South, (601) 939-1715
  • First United Methodist Church
    255 Richland Circle, (601) 939-1319
  • Grace Baptist Mission Church
    155 Brandon Avenue, (601) 932-4097 or (601) 932-3921
  • Jesus Name Tabernacle
    1944 Highway 49 South, 601-939-1921
  • Lighthouse Baptist Church
    505 Cleary Road, (601) 939-2771
  • Little Flock Primitive Baptist Church
    310 Marie Drive
  • Mount Sinai Baptist Church
    280 W Harper Street, (601) 932-6085
  • New Destiny Church
    122 McBride Street, (601) 939-7932
  • New Beginning Int’l House of Prayer
    540A Industrial Drive, (601) 214-1900
  • Plain Landmark Baptist Church
    264 Lowe Circle, (601) 664-2700
  • Victory Baptist Church
    529 Cleary Road
  • Trinity Gospel Fellowship
    132 McBride Street, (601) 939-5315

Keep Richland Beautiful

Our Mission

We work to inspire and educate the citizens of Richland to take action every day to impact, improve, and beautify their community environment.

Keep Richland Beautiful Board

Stephanie Ward, City of Richland, Executive Director
Nikki Gosnell, Priority One Bank
Debbie Knight, Florence-Richland Garden Club
Donna Peavy, Office of Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi
Beth Sanford, City of Richland Board of Alderman
Tammy Thames, Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church
Chris Wilson, Siemens

Everyone deserves to live in a community that is clean, safe, healthy, and beautiful, but we all have a role to play in achieving this goal. From picking up litter to sharing good ideas with other communities around Mississippi, there are a variety of ways you can help reduce waste and beautify the environment by involving yourself and others in community improvement activities in Richland.

To volunteer, contact Stephanie Ward at 601-420-1530 or email sward@richlandms.com 

Resources
Keep Mississippi Beautiful
Keep America Beautiful

Exchange Club

The Exchange Club is a non-profit service organization devoted to patriotism, youth, and prevention of child abuse. It is responsible for many community projects. The Club meets for dinner the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Senior Center located at 371 Scarbrough Street.   Membership dues are $25 per quarter. Visit the Exchange Club Website

Woodmen of the World

Woodmen of the World meet the last Monday of every month at the Community Center located at 410 E Harper Street from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Businesses

Richland’s convenient location makes it an ideal place to do business. Located just south of the Interstate 20/Interstate 55 axis, Richland is bisected by U.S. Highway 49. Industrial sites have rail service provided by Canadian Northern and Kansas City Southern Railway, which offers an intermodal center with truck-to-rail cargo container transfer.

Economic incentive packages and pro-business policies are attractive to industrial, commercial, and retail businesses alike. With 1,845 acres of land zoned industrial, and 560 acres commercial, all with utility service and city streets, Richland can accommodate new development as well as expansions. Some 475 companies employing more than 5,000 workers attest to the dynamic business life of this community.

Businesses sponsor such events as the 49 Festivals, the Golf Tournament, and many other community activities. Businesses are also generous in their support of the Adopt-A-School program and other civic endeavors.

Healthy sales tax revenues have facilitated financing for the city library, parks, streets, and public safety. Sales tax collections and a consistent rate of growth have helped keep property taxes low.

Richland Economic Development Association (REDA)

The Richland Economic Development Association is a non-profit organization that works with the City of Richland to help produce community activities, to assist Richland businesses with their needs and wants from the local government, and to encourage people to establish their businesses here in Richland. All of this is done with the ultimate goal of making Richland “An Excellent Choice.”

Benefits of membership include opportunities to network with other businesses, participation discounts in events such as the Business Expo, and increased visibility through publications and activities.

The REDA Board meets quarterly at the Richland Senior Center located at 371 Scarbrough Street. Annual membership dues are $50 for businesses under 20 employees, $75 with more than 20 employees and $10 for individuals. For more information about meetings and membership, contact Barbara Adams at (601) 420-3402 or email at bcadams@richlandms.com.

REDA Board Officers

  • President – Brent Cobb
  • Vice President – Amber Raymond
  • Secretary – Stephanie Ward
  • Treasurer – Pam Ingram
  • Event Coordinator – Barbara Adams

Board Members

  • Michelle Rayburn
  • Jeremy Ward
  • Vicki Chapman
  • Michelle Denham
  • Joey Sebren

HEALTHCARE

Doctors

Richland is fortunate to have several medical clinics, with licensed physicians, which offer a full array of medical services including x-ray and lab.

  • Baptist Medical Clinic Richland, 1201 U.S. Highway 49 South, Suite 1, (601) 973-1695
  • Fast Pace Health Urgent Care, 907 U.S. Highway 49 South, (601) 374-5263
  • MEA Medical Clinic, 1132 U.S. Highway 49 South, (601) 664-1620
  • Merit Health Family Medicine, 1201 U.S. Highway 49 South, Suite 4, (601) 932-6400
  • Rankin Rural Medical Clinic, 129 Center St, Suite B, (769) 233-7141
  • Richland Chiropractic Center, 1201 U.S. Highway 49 South, Suite 34, (601) 936-6650

Optometrists

  • Optical 2000, Bobby C. Pankey, OD, 655 U.S. Highway 49 South, Suite M, (601) 932-3727
  • Wiley Vision Care, Mark Wiley, OD, 200 Marketplace Dr (Inside Walmart), (601) 420-2101

Dentists

  • Kenneth Chapman, DMD, 120 West Harper Street, (601) 939-9502
  • Cumberland Family Dentistry, PLLC, Jeff Cumberland, DMD, 160 Scarbrough Street, (601) 939-1845
  • Polk Dental Clinic, Lexi Polk, DMD, 120 Scarbrough Street, Suite B, (601) 932-0606
  • Richland Dental, Hilary G. Craddock, DMD, 125 West Harper Street, (601) 932-5100

Pharmacies

  • CVS Pharmacy, U.S. Highway 49 South, (601) 939-3970
  • Kroger, 1167 U.S. Highway 49 South, (601) 664-0120
  • Polk’s Discount Drugs #5, 1201 U.S. Highway 49 South, Suite 2, (601) 932-8609
  • Walgreens, 1199 U.S. Highway 49 South, (601) 932-3818
  • Walmart Supercenter, 200 Marketplace Dr, (601) 939-0538

Hospitals

Several hospitals are located less than 20 minutes away.