Superintendent's Office

Dr. Robin Ballard
Assistant Superintendent
Percy Lee
Vocational and Tech Prep
Kenneth Hughes
Business Officer/Administrator
Jeanise Andrews
Technology Coordinator

Lowndes County School District 

1053 Highway 45 South – Columbus, MS 39701
(662) 244-5000 – Fax: (662) 244-5043


“Challenge all students to attain their greatest potential.”

Assistant Superintendent
Dr. Susan Johnson
Special Education Director
Susan McClelland
Elementary Coordinator
Child Nutrition

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the Lowndes County School District. The Lowndes County School District is growing in great leaps and bounds with new industry, restaurants, and other businesses joining the community. The Lowndes County schools are some of the best in the nation, both academically and athletically. Lowndes County School District is the largest district in the neighboring counties and is the 18th largest in the state (2008-2009). State assessment results are consistently above the state in most tested areas.

The Lowndes County School District consists of three campuses. Caledonia School in northern Lowndes County is home to the students of Columbus Air Force Base, the first Model Reading Renaissance School in Mississippi, the First Master Certified Reading Renaissance School in the United States and the first Level 5 school in Lowndes County. New Hope is located in eastern Lowndes County and houses the county’s largest campus. New Hope excels in athletics, bringing home state titles in numerous sports year after year. West Lowndes is located in western Lowndes County. Recently constructed elementary and renovated high school buildings make West Lowndes the most up-to-date facilities in our district.

All of our schools are accredited by the Mississippi Department of Education and each high school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and all schools are currently engaged in the SACS accreditation process. Each campus enjoys vast amounts of community involvement and support. Each school has an active ‘Partners in Progress’ program, a program in which local businesses or industries adopt a campus and work with the school to better the students’ education and lives.

The Lowndes County School District curriculum includes technology and other academically advanced and challenging programs. Students have access to computers, computer labs, Internet, and many web-based programs throughout the district, including electronic math textbooks. Parents are kept informed of school and district happenings through ALERT NOW. State of the art science labs and instructional labs with Promethean Board technology are available to every student. Each high school has six College Board advanced placement classes taught by College Board certified AP teachers. Students in Advanced Placement classes are supported by a coalition grant in the amount of $2.8 million shared with a neighboring school district. Advanced Placement classes are an effective way to aid the college-bound students in jump starting their post-secondary careers.

For more information concerning the Lowndes County School District or the schools that make up the district, please visit our website at Thank you for your support of the Lowndes County School District. We are proud to serve your family’s educational needs as we prepare our students to become successful and productive citizens.


Lynn Wright /s/
Superintendent, Lowndes County School District