Magee High School

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Basic Information

Address: 501 East Choctaw Street Magee, MS 39111
County: Simpson
District: Simpson County
Phone Number: 601-849-2263
Fax Number: 601-849-6201
Principal: George E. Bo Huffman

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Additional Information

School Type: High School
Accreditation: B-rated (High Performing)
District ID: 6400
School ID: 008
Grade Level: 9-12
Founded: 1939
School Setting:

Magee High School is found one block off of Main Street Magee and nestled among a local neighborhood.

School Schedule (Hours in Day): 8
School Days in Calendar Year: 180
School Holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Spring Break, Easter
School Colors: Red and Gray
School Mascot: Trojan


School Size: Approximately 500 students
Classroom Size: Approximately 27 students per classroom
Classroom Teachers: 26
Student/Teacher Ratio: 20/1
Support Services:

Magee High School provides support for all students through tutorial programs funded through Title I and GEAR Up Mississippi. Students with IEPs are provided additional support through our district special needs department and special classes aligned to the special needs curriculum.

After School Programs: Yes
Summer School: Yes
PTA Organization: Yes
Computer Capabilities:

Magee High School has a SMART Board in every classroom. There are 17 classrooms outfitted with two student computers earmarked for research and assessment purposes. Magee High School also provides its students 3 computer labs that will serve a total of 70 students. Additionally, Magee High School provides students opportunities for computer-based learning through agricultural science (AEST) classes and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) classes provided through our vocational technical program. Magee High School also utilzies the Dave Ramsey's program for personal finance in its business computer lab.

School Championships:

Football Class 3A state champs 1984, 1989, 1997, 2000

School Clubs:

Student Governement, Student Council, Youth Advisory Council, Beta Club, National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Bible Club, Students Against Destructive Decisions, Future Farmers of America, Future Business Leaders of America, Future Homemakers of America, Fishing Club, Science Club, Art Club, Touchdown Club, Diamond Club

Lunch Availability: Closed Campus for lunch
Uniform Guidelines:

Students are required to adhere to specific school board approved guidelines for dress.

Mission Statement:

The mission of Magee High School: Committed to fostering and educating a community of lifelong learners.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

The vision of Magee High School: Develop productive citizens in the community through excellence in education.

Enrollment Characteristics: Magee serves a population of approximately 500 students. Demographics are 55% black, 44% white, and 1% other.
School History:

Magee High School was first built in the early 1900's. In 1916 the first school house burned. A replacement school was built after the first building burned. This school building subsequently burned down in 1931. A new building was erected in 1939 to serve students in junior and senior high school. During these years the Magee High School mascot was known as the "Burheads." In fact, the Burheads from the 1946 Magee High School football team were the Middle Mississippi Champions. The first Magee High School team to play as the "Trojans" was the 1949 football team. Since that time many of the football teams at Magee High School have found success on the state championship level.

Magee High School is very proud of its academic programs as well. For several years, Magee High School has received the classification of successful. In 2012, Magee High School received the rating of High Performing - a B rating on the Mississippi School Accountability Model.

Notable Graduates:

Many of the Magee High School students have gone on to be very successful. Doctors, lawyers, military leaders, and of course teachers have come from the hallways of Magee High School. Most notably however are the professional athletes who have graduated from Magee High School. There are many including: John Mangum, John Mangum Jr., Chris Mangum, Harold Shaw, Eddie Shaw, and Justin Griffith.

Programs and Services:

Magee High School offers a plethora of programs and services to its student body. Magee High School has an All-Superior Band, a Forensics and Debate team, a Theatre Arts program, a girls Fast-Pitch softball team, boys Baseball team, girls and boys Basketball teams, girls Volleyball team, girls and boys Cross Country teams, girls and boys Track and Field teams, girls and boys Tennis teams, girls and boys Golf teams, girls and boys Soccer team, boys Football team.

Notes/School Information:

Go to for a peak at our digital time capsule. Use this code, (33RNZ0W3), to see some great photos from the school annual for school year 2012-2013.