A Great Place to Teach
First-year mentoring and a spirit of professional collaboration create
communities in our schools that nurture new teachers. Teachers new to the school
district attend an orientation that provides valuable information about the
school, curriculum and expectations for discipline.
Our mentoring programs range from a structured approach that looks at all
phases of classroom practice to more informal school-based programs that support
teachers through their first year. Special education teachers are paired with a
peer partner who assists them with legal and procedural aspects of the job.
Teachers have many opportunities to influence the practices in schools and
throughout the district. They serve on committees and school improvement teams,
which set goals for the school and determine ways to achieve them. Teachers can
also be important members of the staff development council, which defines the
need for professional development and coordinates workshops.
Professional Development. Not only does McComb School District offer a superior
staff development program that helps all teachers continue their own
learning, but we also encourage teachers to share their best practices. Our goal
is for teachers to become leaders who work together and who are committed to
their own learning. We are proud of our outstanding, award-winning staff and
provide every opportunity for them to share their skills and expertise.
A Great Place to Learn
The school district offers a comprehensive educational program that is rich and broad. The
curriculum includes: mathematics, science, english, language arts, social studies,
the arts and physical education.
Foreign languages are offered at the middle and high school levels. Vocational and Technical
programs are offered in high school.
A Great Place to Live
McComb is a small friendly city nestled in the southwest corner of Mississippi, 108 miles
north of New Orleans, Louisiana, and 81 miles south of Jackson, Mississippi. McComb was
founded in 1872 by Colonel H. S. McComb, the president of the Mississippi Central Railroad.
He founded McComb as a railroad town with its single track as a hub, surrounding it with
shops and terminal facilities. McComb was selected as "The Hospitality City of The Hospitality
State" three years in a row. McComb is a state designated retirement community with tax savings
for seniors, including income tax exemptions for retirement income.
A financial resource Web site, Walletpop.com, has ranked McComb at No. 9 on its list of the
top 20 communities to retire in the U.S. It cited state tax laws in which retirees pay no
incomes taxes, local hospitality, climate and home prices as the reasons the area would appeal
to retirees. The site noted that with median house values at $113,000, McComb is the least
expensive place to retire on the top 20 list. What a combination, and a real hidden gem!
Parks and porches abound. You will enjoy live oaks, walking paths and a great way of life in this very special