It does not get any better than raising your family in small town America. Tight-knit, warm, and inviting communities abound in our county and, while they are all unique places themselves, collectively they combine to create a larger community that offer the comforts of life along with the perfect backdrop for cherished memories. We pride ourselves on our family friendly amenities, community events, and the citizens that make you feel like family.
Lawrence County School District
Lawrence County School District Fast Facts:
4A classification—third largest school classification in the MHSAA system.
From Archery, to Cross-Country, to Football and beyond, we have plenty of
sporting and extracurricular activity opportunities, on very successful teams
with tradition and expectation of future success.
Lawrence County School District was recently graded with a B grade overall by the Mississippi Department of Education.
Make sure to click here and check out our school district website for more information on all the schools in our county.
Lawrence County Career and Technical Center
Our Vocational-Technical Center is one of the best in the state, allowing for
students who so choose to follow a technological based career track to do so
with excellent instructional expertise, equipment, introductory hands-on
experience that provides them with an excellent beginning foundation. This technical and career center offers a wide variety of courses that allow students an introduction into careers and skills/trade programs. Our technical center works closes with Lawrence County Community Development Association to educate students on workforce training, Copiah Lincoln Community College, and the importance of the ACT Work Ready Skills Assessment.
Higher Education Institutes
Lawrence County does not house any higher education institutes itself, but there is no shortage of opportunity here. We are in the middle of it all and are less than a 1 to 1.5 hour drive from some of the major public and private college and universities in the state of Mississippi, including University of Southern Mississippi, Jackson State University, William Carey University, Mississippi College, Alcorn State University (a land grant university), Belhaven University, and Millsaps College.
Not only are we very accessible to colleges and universities, but our location allows us easy commutes to several community and junior colleges, such as Copiah Lincoln Community College, Jones County Junior College, Southwest Mississippi Community College, Hinds Community College, and Pear River Community College. Many of which will offer no cost/low cost worksite training for residents, companies, and industries in neighboring counties and communities.
Lawrence County Hospital, since 1960, has provided community care. The 25 bed hospital features 125 employees and since October 2001 has been a division of Southwest Health Systems. In early 2002, Lawrence County Hospital was designated as a Critical Access Hospital.
Physicians are plentiful for the population in Lawrence County:
- 6 general medical clinics employing 4 family physicians and 5 nurse practitioners in Monticello
- 1 general medical clinic employing 1 family physician and 1 nurse practitioner in New Hebron
- 1 pediatric medical clinic employing a pediatric nurse practitioner in Monticello
- 2 physical therapy facilities in Monticello
- 2 speech therapy facilities in Monticello
- 1 dialysis clinic in Silver Creek
- 3 family dentists located in Monticello
- 2 optometrists located in Monticello
Lawrence County Nursing Center is also a first class extended care facility for full care patients located in Monticello.