Ripley Middle School provides educational classes to students in grades five through eight. The school has a guidance counselor that serves as consultants to teachers and parents by providing information that assists in meeting academic and emotional needs of students. It operates a library media center that supports the school curriculum and assists students in the use of current and appropriate information, as well as encourages reading as a lifetime activity. Ripley Middle School s curriculum includes various subjects, such as computer applications, language arts, math, science, social studies, technology, English and physical education. In addition, the school offers special classes in art, band and choir. It is a part of the South Tippah School District, which operates elementary, middle and high schools. Ripley High School is located in Ripley, Miss.