Velma Jackson High School
2000 Loring Road
Camden, MS 39045
Telephone Number (662) 468-2531
Fax Number (662) 468-2748
School Code: 250425
Carey Kirkland, Principal, firstname.lastname@example.org
Perry Green, Asst. Principal, email@example.com
Dr. Candice Allison, Counselor
Tangle Luckett-Page, Data Clerk
Eleanor White- Administrative Asst. to Principal,
Brittany Taylor-Front Desk Receptionist,
Perry Barton-Attendance Clerk,
Accreditation/School Control: Velma Jackson High School is accredited by the Mississippi State Department of Education and is a part of Madison County School District.
Description of School: Velma Jackson High School is a public, four-year, comprehensive high school with a strong college-preparatory program. There are approximately 300 students enrolled in grades 9-12 for the 2016-2017.
Grading System: All Velma Jackson High School grades are recorded on the transcript as numerical grades. The letter grade equivalents are as follows: A = 90-100; B = 80-89; C = 70-79; D = 65-69; F = Below 64. The transcript of a high school student’s work will show both semester and final grades in each course. Transfer students’ transcripts are recorded exactly as received from their previous school.
Grade Averaging and Ranking: Class rank and grade point averages are updated on a semester basis and include all graded courses from 9th through 12th grades. Weighted averages are determined by adding numerical semester grades using the following scales:
1.10 x Grade – Advanced Placement Courses
1.05 x Grade – Accelerated Courses (as specified below)
Actual Grade – All remaining courses
Class Scheduling: Velma Jackson High School operates on an 8-period, alternating day, block-scheduling format. There are 4 block periods per day, which are 97 minutes in length. The school year is divided into 2 semesters, with each containing two 9-week terms.