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Welcome to Wilcox County Schools. Nestled in the rich farmland of southwest central Georgia, WCS sits approximately 160 miles south of Atlanta, 130 miles north of Tallahassee and 111 east of Columbus, Georgia.
Wilcox County is known for agriculture, and peanuts, cotton, watermelons, and cantaloupes are the primary crops. WCS is the largest employer in the county with 187 employees, and the school district serves approximately 1,300 students.
WCS has a rich tradition of academics, athletics, and the arts. The lone high school in the county, Wilcox County High School, has traditionally boasted some of the highest graduation rates in the local RESA district. Just this past fall, juniors at WCHS scored the highest on the Georgia High School Writing Test when compared to other high schools in the RESA district.
In athletics, WCHS varsity sports have established a winning reputation, winning a 2009 State Championship in football. The school mascot, the Patriots, is synonymous with success: hosting a state semi-final in football this season, playing in the state finals in boys basketball this season, and having a former football player now starting in the NFL.
In the arts, WCHS has repeatedly placed regionally in One Act Play and Literary, and the elementary school, Wilcox County Elementary School, has placed on the state level in the Georgia Movie Academy competition.
Wilcox County Middle School continues to achieve at high levels on the state standardized test, the CRCT, with seventh grade scores near the top of the local RESA district. The WCMS sports teams consistently place near or at the top of its region.
A small-town school system with caring teachers, WCS is a great place to learn. Teachers know their students, the parents, and the families in Wilcox County. Students thrive in an atmosphere of compassion, trust, and rising expectations. The school system’s motto is: “I Believe in You,” and in every teacher’s classroom a poster signed by the teacher reinforces this fact daily.
WCHS is much like any other high school, where the homecoming king and queen are chosen by popular vote (and are allowed to have their picture made together, despite published reports to the contrary!). Most discipline problems relate to tardies and matters of the heart.
WCHS will host its first prom in the spring of 2014. A committee of students and faculty is meeting regularly to decide on the particulars, and fundraising activities are ongoing.
At Wilcox County Schools, we understand that most students cannot learn if they are not in school. We need all students at school every day, and we need parents to instill the value of regular attendance. An employer will not tolerate excessive absences, and we must help our students understand the value of being present and being on time. We need your help, and we value your input.
If you have a suggestion or a comment, please email our Superintendent, Steve J. Smith, at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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