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Vicksburg High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 1103 students


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Posted April 2, 2014

The faculty and staff at VHS show a sincere concern for the students and their future. Teachers are available before school and after school to work with those students who feel they need help. NO student is ever turned away. Teachers work with parents as well. Students have to work to earn grades; grades are not given. This is the way education is supposed to work.
—Submitted by a teacher

Posted April 1, 2014

my school is the worst school in the district. the teachers fight us. they also curse us out.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 1, 2011

This is a great school for those who want to actually learn something and make something of themselves.. The staff may not be as advanced as other schools but they do care for its students as well as the school.. I would recommend this school to anyone who wants to be something in life and succeed at it..
—Submitted by a student

Posted February 21, 2011

my cousins go there and they say its not a very good school.. aslpo my great aunt has taut there and she says the kids there are very ruthless ad bad. thats why she left and went to go teach in port gibson.

Posted February 4, 2009

My second child , Julianna is a senior at VHS. We have had a wonderful time and had the best of teachers. As I say to all, please come and visit Vicksburg High School. Come through the doors of the school and meet the wonderful people that have loved and taught my girls so much. We have always had a great parent group that has always been there for the students. When Haley my first daughter had graduated from VHS and was attending MSU in her first few weeks as a freshman, she called home and said 'mom and dad, I really have to study but I'm doing well. I did get a good education from Vicksburg High.' That said it all, yes you have schools that have good days and bad. We appreciate the faculity that has given so much to the girls and I know they will be missed.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 20, 2008

Having had three children go to VHS, I have seen changes over the last 15 years that show great progress in the classroom setting There has also been great opportunities for students to become involved in several organizations that foucs activites on community involvement. No, VHS is not the 'promise land', but it is one of the best and safest schools in the state.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 30, 2007

Vicksburg High was the best high school that I had been to ever. The staff was very understanding of everyone's learning ability and the fact that the best history teacher in the district, if not the state (Mr.Wong), to my knowledge still works there. The student body is more that accepting of all new comers and the extracurricular activities are the best in the district, in my personal opinion. The level of parent involvement could be better. Overall, Vicksburg High has much to offers its students, and is a great experience for everybody who attends.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted January 26, 2007

I would like to see the teachers get more involved with the students. Seems to me if there is a whole lot of the children failing the class it has to be the teacher.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 1, 2006

I go to Vicksburg High School, and I currently will be a senior in the fall. I believe Vicksburg could be better. Like, we could get a better principle, and some more teachers. But, we will always have pride in our school. For instince, our band. The rock, if I may say so myself. The band keeps the crowd pumped up with so much spirit its unbelievable at peprallys and football games. I however, do not believe that our school is very safe. I think the school would be better if we could just get some more security.
—Submitted by a student

Posted May 8, 2006

I graduated from VHS in 2005 and I firmly believe that I recieved a wonderful education, and I was prepared for college. I am extremely glad that I had the priviledge of attending this school. So many of the teachers had a positive influence on my life and I am glad to have been taught by every single one. :) There is also the best band ever at Vicksburg High School!
—Submitted by a former student

Posted May 10, 2005

Vicksburg high school rocks the J.R.O.T.C. program is really wonderful it has taught me some life lessons and how to face problems and how to be a leader the chior is also a good program. < Nicole Hebert>
—Submitted by a former student

Posted December 15, 2004

I have to commend Vicksburg High greatly, as my friend said, yes there is going to be problems in every school,but we are family. I love the JROTC and choir programs. I also enjoy the band. I like the wide variety of sports available to all students. About discipline, it is not the faculty's fault about that because we should know that regardless of what we do, we can't make a teenager do what they don't want to. It is always our decision. It is pitiful to even think that adults should want to control our minds. I have to commend Mr. Charlie Tolliver on all he does. Many people don't, but he has to be a very strong individual to handle such a large school. God Bless! - Varissa Friley
—Submitted by a student

Posted December 8, 2004

I have to agree with the parent that would send her child some else if affordable. Being a former student of VHS I strongly agree that the VHS system is one of the poorest I have seen. Although extracurricular activities are 5 stars I personally, think others would agree, would like to see academics and safety made just as important as the local football game. The students are not challenged and the teachers don't seem to care whether there students are learning or just attending. VHS needs a lot of work and until they actually start hiring teachers that genuienly care they will always be on the bottom of the list with me. Sincerly, ABH2(AW/SW) Brent J. Stokes NAVSUPPACT Naples, Italy Air Operations/T-Line Airfield Ramp Supervisor USN
—Submitted by a former student

Posted August 11, 2004

Overall, the school is okay. There are some great teachers and an excellent band for students to be a part of. You can't ask for a better band program. I feel there is a need for more discipline and stricter dress codes. Not uniforms, but not allowing kids to come dressed in inappropriate clothing. There is 'Gator' pride... and a lot of it. Did I mention the band program is awesome!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 21, 2004

I atttend VHS, and overall I think it is a good school. Like most schools, we experience problems but we stick together and always make it through. Pride can be found throughout VHS wherever you look. The most of the students are great and so are most of the teachers. No school is perfect and I am angered by the parent who tried to down my school.
—Submitted by a student

Posted February 23, 2004

I have had at least 1 child attending this school every year since 1993. My youngest child is now a junior. Over the years I have witnessed a steady decline in overall morale of the students and parents. If I could afford to send my child to a private school, I would do it without any hesitation.
—Submitted by a parent

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Writing - Informative Essay

The state average for Writing - Informative Essay was 97% in 2012.

228 students were tested at this school in 2012.




Scale: % Score 2, 3 or 4

About the tests

Until 2011-2012, terminating in 2012-2013, Mississippi used the Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP) to test students in grades 4, 7 and 10 in writing. The MWAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above 2 on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.








Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 63% in 2013.

266 students were tested at this school in 2013.








English II

The state average for English II was 59% in 2013.

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.








U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 62% in 2013.

225 students were tested at this school in 2013.








Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests

In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Subject Assessment Testing Program (SATP) to test students in English II, writing, algebra I, biology I and U.S. history at the completion of each course. Students must pass all parts of the SATP in order to graduate from high school. The SATP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 74% 50%
White 22% 46%
Hispanic 2% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 76%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3701 Drummond St
Vicksburg, MS 39180
Phone: (601) 636-2915


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