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New Student Registration

New Student Online Registration - Opens March 27, 2023

Who can register: Students in all grades who are new to the district

  1. All student registration for the 2023-2024 school year requires an account in our PowerSchool Parent Portal. If you do not have an account, you will need to create one to complete registration requirements.  Please click this link to create a PowerSchool Parent Portal Account.  After you have completed the form, you will receive an email with further instructions.

  2. Please review the residency verification and documents required for school registration below. Documents may be uploaded into through our online registration form or may be brought to your child's respective school.


Parents/guardians are required by the state auditor’s office to provide two proofs of residency verification annually for a child to legally enroll in the Philadelphia Public School District.  Proofs of residency must be current and must have the same address as the one listed on the registration document.  Parents/guardians must provide the Philadelphia Public School District with a minimum of one document from each group as verification of address.


Group 1

  • Mortgage Statement (dated within 12 months of registration)
  • Property Tax Deed
  • Filed Homestead Exemption Application
  • Apartment or Home Lease
  • Filed Property or Warranty Deed

Group 2

  • Utility Bill (dated within 60 days of registration)
    • Water Bill
    • Electric Bill
    • Gas Bill
    • Cable Bill
    • Garbage Bill
  •  Driver's License or State Issued Identification Card
  • Certified copy of filed petition for guardianship/final guardianship decree


In addition to proof of residency verification, the following documents are required for students to complete registration and enroll in the Philadelphia Public School District:

  • Certified Birth Certificate for students entering Pre-K and K.
  • MS Form 121 for immunization record for new students: Mississippi School Immunization Laws
  • Updated immunization form required for all students entering 7th Grade:
    • The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) will require the Tdap vaccination for all students entering 7th grade beginning with the coming school year.
    • Students entering 7th grade will not be allowed to attend school without providing an updated immunization record, referred to as a Form 121 Immunization document showing all required immunizations, including the Tdap vaccination.
    • Parents must provide an updated immunization record if their child is entering 7th grade.