- We believe that all students can achieve a high level of success through quality instruction and student engagement.
- We believe in collective responsibility and individual accountability for common identified goals.
- We believe that students are at the heart of every decision made.
- We believe that integrity, openness, honesty, trust, and communication are cornerstones for a successful school district.
- We believe in always seeking better ways.
About Lee County Schools
The Lee County School District consists of thirteen schools and a center for academic improvement that serve kindergarten through twelfth grade. Campuses are located in Belden, Guntown, Mooreville, Plantersville, Saltillo, Shannon, and Verona. There are 6,700 students currently enrolled in all programs offered throughout the district which employs 1,000 certified and non-certified people. Lee County Schools is among the largest in size of school districts in the state.
The MS Department of Education’s most recent report rates LCS as a "B" district with two “A” rated schools and four "B" rated schools.
Each high school has its own career coach to prepare students for postsecondary education and training.
There are 90 National Board Certified Teachers in the district. Fifty-two percent of our teachers hold advanced degrees.
The district has school nurses for each campus; all schools have a full-time counselor and a librarian; a GED Option program is available for eligible students in grades 8-12; and the district offers the occupational diploma through the Special Education Program. Each campus has its own in-school suspension program located on site, and school resource officers are located at all schools.
Lee County School District residents passed a $13.5 million bond issue in 2013 to renovate and add to facilities at campuses throughout the district. This includes a new 7th grade building at Plantersville Middle School, and a newly constructed physical education building and cafeteria and classroom expansions on the campus of Saltillo Primary School. Saltillo High School has an expanded cafeteria and new classrooms, and students and staff at Shannon High School are enjoying a new cafeteria/auditorium. Mooreville Middle School has new administration building and classroom space. Shannon High School has a new two-story classroom building, and Guntown Middle School students are enjoying new classrooms and a courtyard area.
Voters within the Lee County School District overwhelmingly approved a $15 million bond issue in 2020. A majority of the funds will be used to construct a new Career and Technical Education Center for LCS students. The 33,000 square foot complex will be located at the Community Development Foundation’s newest industrial park called the HIVE. Construction should be complete by the fall of 2021.
The Lee County School District provides a high-quality education in a safe, healthy environment and develops lifelong learners who become productive members of society.