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General Information

Haywood High School is available to all ninth- through twelfth-grade students in Haywood County. Located in the heart of the Tennessee Delta, it is approximately 60 miles northeast of Memphis and 25 miles west of Jackson.

Haywood High is a comprehensive school offering a wide array of academic and technical courses.

  • Recognized as a School of Excellence by the United States Department of Education
  • Named a Center of Excellence by the National Council of Teachers of English
  • Recognized as one of Tennessee's Ten Great Schools


Our vision is for Haywood High School to be a school of excellence, providing all students with the knowledge and skills to be successful in life.


The mission of Haywood High School is to assist all students in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and character necessary to be successful, reliable, productive citizens.

Historical Background

Haywood High School serves all of the ninth- through twelfth-grade students in Haywood County. Part of the Haywood County School System, Haywood High School offers a comprehensive curriculum, instructional support programs, and student personnel services including library/media, health, and guidance services.

The present campus opened in the fall of 1970 with one building. This original building with its open classroom design remains central to the campus and continues to house the principal’s office as well as the library, guidance office, little theater, gymnasium, cafeteria, and classrooms.

From 1970 until 1976, Haywood High School was for students in the tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grades – students who before 1970 went to either the old Haywood County High School or to Carver High School. During the early 1970s, ninth graders went to Haywood High, Junior Division, at the old Haywood County High School campus. This Carver High School campus was used for senior high vocational classes during this time. In 1976, when the new Haywood High Vocational-Technical Division opened, the ninth grade and the vocational education division were brought to the present campus.

Haywood High School is currently operating under the administration of its fourth principal, Mrs. Dorothy Bond. Mr. Robert Mitchell served as principal from 1999 until May, 2010. Col. Lloyd White was principal until the fall of 1976 when assistant principal Mr. Gordon Perry assumed the role. With the addition of the vocational school to the campus in 1976, Mr. Hallum Smith, who was serving as system-wide vocational director, moved to the Haywood High campus. Mr. Robert Mitchell became the vocational director after Mr. Smith’s retirement in 1982, and held that position until he was chosen to replace Mr. Perry who retired in May 1999. Currently, the school has three assistant principals: Dr. Jerry Pyron. Mrs. Michelle Tillman, and Mr. Drayton Hawkins. Mrs. Pam Diebold is serving as the system’s Director of Career-Technical Education (formerly vocational education).


Since the construction of the career-technical building in 1976, the campus has been enhanced with the addition of tennis courts, a baseball field, a football practice field, a walking track, a field house, computer labs, additional office space, a greenhouse, a portable classroom which houses students who are assigned in-school suspension, and in 1997, a new classroom building.


Important Phone Numbers

Main Office
(731) 772-1845

Guidance Office
(731) 772-1845

(731) 772-4177

Agriculture Department
(731) 772-3358

(731) 772-3358

Math Department Office
(731) 772-8013

Annual Staff
(731) 772-8013

Basketball Office
(731) 772-3535

Football Office (Field House)
(731) 772-3142

Band Office
(731) 772-1766

Career and Technical School
(731) 772-4222

FAX NUMBER: Main Office
(731) 772-6079

FAX NUMBER: Career and Technical School
(731) 772-6223