A Message from the Principal…

Welcome to Parris South Elementary, the first Leader in Me Lighthouse School in the state of Tennessee. We have an outstanding faculty and staff that is committed to building a culture where students can demonstrate their leadership skills and achieve academic success. Our students live by our motto “Love to Learn, Live to Lead”. Working together with students, their families, and community members we can make a difference in our community, school and home.

Todd Harrison, Principal

Quick Facts

Student Enrollment
Faculty Members
Support Staff
Year Founded

Programs and Events

We provide and host plenty of programs and events throughout the year.

  • Back to School Parent Nights – Open House
  • Courier School Highlight Article
  • RTI2 Program and Enrichment Time
  • Strong Classroom Instruction
  • Schoolwide Health Screenings
  • Presidential Physical Fitness Program
  • Free Breakfast and Lunch Program
  • Free Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Snacks Daily
  • Special Education Services
  • Honor Roll Assembly
  • Service Projects
  • After-School Program – Morning Tutoring and Afternoon Tutoring and Enrichment Activities
  • Lexia
  • IXL
  • iReady Math
  • 1:1 Student Technology
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School-wide Events


  • School Group Tours
  • Homecoming Parade
  • Go Gold for Childhood Cancer Event
  • Veterans’ Day Program
  • Red Ribbon Week
  • Pink Out
  • Christmas Programs
  • Leadership Day
  • Book Fair Kick-Off Days
  • Fun-Filled Fitness Days
  • End of the Year Fun Day and Family Picnic
  • Spelling Bee
  • Our Daily Bread Food Drive
  • Graduation Day
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Field Trips

  • Farm Day
  • Pumpkin Patch
  • Horse Creek Wildlife Days
  • Fun-Filled Fitness Days
  • Shiloh National Military Park
  • Memphis Zoo
  • Ivy Green
  • Duncan Tree Farm
  • Discovery Museum
  • Tennessee Street Park
  • Southgate Cinema
  • Savannah Bowling Center
  • Drama Productions
  • Leader in Me Schools
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  • World’s Finest Chocolate Bars
  • School and Pride Shirts
  • Harvest Festival Event
  • School Mall Program
  • BoxTops for Education
  • Book Fairs
  • School Pictures
  • Yearbook Sales
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Silver Award Recipient from Alliance for a Healthier Generation

Let’s Move. Active School Award


Hardin County Schools offers athletic programs at the Elementary grade level where we compete between our in-district schools. At Parris South, we offer 5th Grade Boys and Girls Basketball as well as 3rd through 5th Grade Bowling Teams.








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