Hattiesburg Public Schools (2024)

The Hattiesburg Public Schools (HPS) partnership with four dynamic, committed organizations and groups is entitled the “Tiger Partners.” Through the work of the “Tiger Partners” and Hattiesburg Public Schools, the students, staff, and community promote the vision of becoming a model teaching and learning environment that graduates every student prepared for success in life, college, and the workforce, as well as support a foundational mission of educating all students to become productive citizens in a dynamic, global community.

The “Tiger Partners” include the following four key collaborators: The City of Hattiesburg, The University of Southern Mississippi, William Carey University, and Pearl River Community College. These strong partnerships have proven beneficial in engaging students, staff, parents, and community members in educating students to become responsible and successful individuals.

The “Tiger Partners” collaboration aims to collectively strategize events, initiatives, activities, and practices systematically to support increased student achievement and success for the district's students, staff, families, and community.