Greetings from the JWS Wildcat Family!


Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!  We are excited that you have chosen the Clarksdale Municipal School District and J.W. Stampley 9th Grade Academy as your source for holistic educational development.  Our mission is to provide engaging, rigorous learning experiences in an environment suitable for establishing and maintaining successful student achievement which produces well-prepared competitors for the transition to high school. 


We know that starting high school is an exciting transition for students and parents.  Allow us to share some highlights of our instructional program and some ideas of what you can expect over the course of the school year.  At J.W. Stampley, we offer the following:


  • Small Class Sizes;
  • Quality Data-Driven Instruction Aligned to the MS College and Career Readiness Standards;
  • Recently Updated STEM Lab;
  • Recently Updated Biology Lab;
  • A 1:1 Initiative;
  • Evidence-Based Intervention Programs;
  • Guidance Services;
  • English Learner Services
  • Special Education Services;
  • Recently Updated Library & Resources;
  • Recently Updated Instructional Support Labs
  • Extra-Curricular Activities;
  • A School Resource Officer; and
  • A Safe Learning Environment


We believe all of our students are equally deserving of a high-quality education. We believe our students are capable of completing the requirements of our instructional program. We believe our students are better prepared to accomplish their goals after having participated in our program.  We also believe that with your support we will increase graduation rates, reduce dropout rates, and build a stronger community. 


Keeping in mind that it will take all of us working together to achieve our goals, we are asking for your support in one or more of the following ways.  You can help by making sure your child attends school regularly; making sure your child is completing assignments in a timely manner; making sure your child participates in extended learning opportunities; attending school-sponsored events; visiting your child’s school periodically; participating in professional learning opportunities; encouraging other stakeholders to get involved; and volunteering or serving on school committees, to name a few.  It is our hope that you will join us by supporting our vision, mission, and educational goals as we endeavor to lead every student through high school completion and beyond.  TOGETHER, WE WILL!


We look forward to working with you and we hope to see you soon!  For other important dates, school news, and all things Wildcat related, please continue to visit our webpage.