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,

Perry Green, Asst. Principal,


Student Services:

Dr. Candice Allison, Counselor

Tangle Luckett-Page, Data Clerk


Office Staff:

Eleanor White- Administrative Asst. to Principal,

Brittany Taylor-Front Desk Receptionist,

Perry Barton-Attendance Clerk,

Marilyn Jackson-Bookkeeper,


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.