The Vicksburg Warren School District (VWSD), is a public school district that serves all of Warren County, Mississippi, and has an enrollment of approximately 7,000 students in grades Pre-K through 12. VWSD is governed by a five member Board of Trustees.
VWSD has three high schools (grades 9 - 12), three middle schools (grades 7-8), ten elementary schools and an alternative program.
The Mission of the Vicksburg Warren School District is to equip every student with the literacy and numeracy skills to succeed in challenging courses, meet academic standards and graduate from high school prepared for college and ready for a challenging career.
The vision of the Vicksburg Warren School District is for ALL students to graduate college, career and life prepared.
Bridging Education to Employment
A Methodist preacher by the name of Newit Vick settled in Warren County in 1818. In 1865, public education was established as part of the Freedmen's Bureau through the United States War Department, and public education became a reality for all children in Mississippi. By the 1930's there existed a well-established public school system in Vicksburg. A few of our oldest school buildings in use today were built during that era. At that time, two school systems were in place; Warren County Public Schools and the Vicksburg Municipal Separate School District.
The Warren County schools consisted of community schools such as Bovina, Redwood, Culkin and Kings, which served students first through twelfth grades. The Vicksburg schools included McMillan (Bowmar), Eliza Fox (Grove Street), Halls Ferry, Ken Karyl and other first through sixth grade schools. The city schools had two junior high schools and two high schools. In 1989, the Vicksburg Warren School District was created and became the first school district in the state brought about by voluntary consolidation of two districts.
More information can be found in the Student Handbook