65 W Madison St, Durant, MS 39063

About us

Durant Elementary School services children who reside within the city limits of Durant, MS.
As of the 2018/19 school year we are home to approximately 328 students in grades K-8.

Parent's info

PTA Meetings are held every 2nd Monday at 6:00 p.m. in the school auditorium.

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Principal Frederick C. LeFlore

Principal's Message

Dear Parents and Guardian,

I bid you greetings from Durant Elementary School (DES) and the Holmes County Consolidated School District (HCCSD). My name is Frederick LeFlore and I will be serving as the principal/ instructional leader of Durant Elementary School for the 2018-2019 school year along with Mrs. Valerie Bankhead, serving in the role of assistant principal. As a native of Durant, I am overjoyed at the opportunity to serve the community I grew up in, and the school system that helped make me who I am. Our mission at Durant Elementary School is first and foremost to ensure every child enrolled receives an A level education that stimulates them academically, socially and physically. In other words, we the faculty and staff of DES will educate the “Whole Child”. The vision we as a staff have for our school is to move us to our proper place as an A level institution. Again, we will do this by educating the whole child and working as collective partners (staff, families, community) to keep academics and socialization skills front and center. With your help, at Durant Elementary School we are DRIVEN for success!! With open doors and open arms, I look forward to working with each of individually and collectively. IT’S THAT TIME, at Durant Elementary School!



Frederick C. LeFlore, M.Ed.

Principal, Durant Elementary School

  • Doors open for breakfast 7:10
  • Class instruction begins 7:40
  • Students are considered tardy after 7:50
  • Dismissal 2:50

Helpful Resources


Portal for the I- Ready curriculum for reading and math


Reading comprehension practice.


Interactive Reading and Math


Math practice for grades K-8

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A look inside DES

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Mr. LeFlore



Mrs. Bankhead

Assistant Principal