Warren Central High School (Mississippi)

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Warren Central High School
Address
1000 Highway 27 South
Vicksburg, Mississippi
USA
Information
Type Public secondary
Motto Home of Champions
Established 1965
School district Vicksburg Warren School District[1][2]
Principal (Head)Eric Green , (Asst)Dr. Gwen Reiber, (Asst)Alexis Walker, (Asst)Mark Hughes
Faculty 100
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1168 (2011–2012)[3]
Color(s) Red .Blue and White
Mascot Viking
Website

Warren Central High School is a public high school of Vicksburg Warren School District located in Vicksburg, Mississippi, United States. During the 2011-2012 school year, it had 1168 students in its main campus (Building A and B).

History[edit]

In 1965, the three existing Warren County high schools, Culkin, Redwood, and Jett, were consolidated to form a unified secondary facility on Highway 27 South that was named Warren Central Senior High School. About 800 students and 40 certified faculty members welcomed one of the first ultra-modern school facilities in Mississippi, all-electric with central heat and air.[5]

In 1967, Warren Central Junior High School was built on the campus adjacent to the high school building. To meet the need of an expanding student population, a new junior high school facility was constructed in 1973 on the land across the highway from the high school. The original high school building was converted into Building B of the high school.[6]

By 1982, Warren Central's enrollment peaked with more than 2,000 students and a curriculum of approximately 170 courses.[7]

Extra-curricular activities[edit]

The school hosts a variety of extra-curricular activities such as Mock Trial, National Honor Society, FIRST Robotics, Quiz Bowl, Future Teachers of America, Red Cross, First Priority, Beta Club, Mu Alpha Theta, 4-H, FBLA and others.

Athletics[edit]

WCHS's football program, Class 6-A of MHSAA (Mississippi High School Athletic Association), finished the 2012 season with a 6-6 record, losing in their first playoff game appearance in 4 years to Olive Branch High School. Aside from football, WCHS also sports other athletic programs such as baseball, basketball, soccer, track, slow and fast pitch softball, swimming, golf, cross country, and power-lifting.

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Coordinates: 32°19′46″N 90°49′3″W / 32.32944°N 90.81750°W / 32.32944; -90.81750