Award Year: 2013

Webster County High School

7168 Washington Street
Preston, GA, 31824-5232

(229) 828-3365

Janie Downer, Principal at time of Nomination

Webster County School System

School Website


Our mission is to provide a quality education, thus empowering individuals to become caring, competent, responsible citizens who value education as a life-long process.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 47%
  • White: 45%
  • Hispanic: 4%
  • Two or more races: 4%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %

The Webster County School System is a small, rural school system located in southwest Georgia. The majority of our students come from low income homes. We have one high school, Webster County High, in our district which serves our 119 high school students. WCHS was only established a little over five years ago and will celebrate its fifth graduation ceremony in May of 2014. Every year marks a milestone for WCHS’ accomplishments and for establishing traditions in academics and athletics.

We believe that students need to be equipped with the knowledge necessary to enable them to achieve at their highest potential. Instructional strategies, differentiation, and standards-based instruction help our students develop necessary skills and enable them to become responsible productive citizens. We feel that meeting students’ individual needs goes beyond academics to personal and emotional needs. Any faculty or staff member can name any WCHS student (regardless of whether they are a current or past student), tell you about his/her achievements, class performance, behavior, and probably their family history.

We work diligently to offer courses that will provide students with variety and opportunity. Students experience small class sizes and personalized attention at WCHS. There is NO limit to what we can do despite obstacles like financial cuts, a small population, and a rural location. We do a lot with few resources. We set goals and challenge ALL students to perform at the highest level to make it possible for every student to develop honor, dignity, respect, and determination.