• Velma Jackson High School

    2000 Loring Road

    Camden, MS 39045

    Telephone Number (662) 468-2531       

    Fax Number (662) 468-2748

    School Code: 250425 





    Ms. Perry Green, Principal


    Mr. Preston Nailor, Assistant Principal


    Dr. Lovie Chesser-Miiller, Instructional Specialist


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    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 215 students enrolled in grades 9-12 for the 2023-2024 school year.


    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.


    Mascot: Falcons


    School Colors: Royal Blue and Gold