Wayne County, Mississippi


Area Schools

Wayne County School District (public schools) 

The Wayne County School District offers a professional learning environment spotlighted by collaborative work involving parents, educators and the community continuously seeking, sharing and acting inside and outside the classrooms to improve student outcomes.

Teachers, as well as support staff, administrators and school board members, are committed to helping students achieve at their highest levels.

Students are encouraged to take advantage of this unwavering commitment to their achievement and couple it with their own hard work, persistence and good attendance to reach their highest potential.

The area’s public school system has one high school — Wayne County High School, which has been recognized nationally as a “Professional Learning Community” by U.S. News and World Report.

In addition, the county has three combined elementary and middle schools in the Beat Four, Buckatunna and Clara communities as well as separate elementary and middle school campuses in Waynesboro.

The system also affords a superior education to the county’s developmentally challenged and special needs students through its Community Learning Center.

The Wayne County School District has also made a commitment to continued education through its Career and Technical Center, which provides marketable skills in areas ranging from agriculture to building trades and from auto mechanics to health care.

In addition to academics, Wayne County students have enjoyed great success in a host of athletic events, winning local, regional and state championships along the way.

For information regarding the Wayne County School District, visit the agency online at http://www.wayne.k12.ms.us/ or contact 601-735-4871.

Wayne Academy (private school)

Founded in 1970, Wayne Academy has seen steady growth in its four decades of offering outstanding academic training in Wayne County.

WA's mission is to provide a challenging and stimulating curriculum for the college-bound student in a positive school environment and a Christian atmosphere.

The school believes it is a privilege, as well as a responsibility, to join with the home, church and community in the physical, mental, social and spiritual growth of each student. Helping students learn how to think -- rather than being told what to thing -- encourages development.

The Waynesboro private school has earned Southern Association of College and School accreditation, which signifies that the course offerings from WA are nationally recognized.

Wayne Academy offers programs in kindergarten through 12th grade, and also has pre-kindergarten classes to assist parents with their children during their earliest formative years.

WA also offers a wide range of boys and girls sports, and participates in Mississippi Association of Independent Schools-sanctioned events.

For information related to Wayne Academy, visit http://www.wayneacademy.net/ or call the school office at 601-735-2921.