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West Tallahatchie School District

The West Tallahatchie School District (WTSD) is a public school district with its headquarters in the Charles M. George Facility for Educational Services in Sumner, Mississippi. In addition to Sumner, the district also serves the communities of Brazil, Webb, Tutwiler, Vance, Glendora, and Philpp.

Mission Statement

The mission is to ensure each learner is provided a quality education that enables students the opportunity to successfully meet the demands of a rapidly changing society.


To create a comprehensive school for educating our youth for tomorrow while enhancing and embracing who they are today.

District Goals

  • GOAL 1: Increase student achievement across the district.

  • GOAL 2: Provide a safe, secure, and orderly environment in all schools in the district.

  • GOAL 3: Increase the number of students who are college and career ready.

  • GOAL 4: Maintain sound financial stability.

  • GOAL 5: Increase parental and community engagement within the district.

  • Schools

R.H. Bearden Elementary School, formally known as West District School is located in Sumner.

West Tallahatchie High School (nicknamed "West Tally") is located in Webb.

The North Delta Alternative School in Sumner is the district's alternative school that provides alternative educational services for its students, and students in surrounding school districts.

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