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14494 Highway US 51, Durant, MS 39063

About us

Williams-Sullivan Middle School (WSM) is located in Durant, MS. WSM has more than 250 students grades 6 through 8.

Parent's info

Williams-Sullivan Middle School offers free lunch and bus transportation to ALL students.

Principal Dr. Debra A. Powell

Principal's Message

Hello Williams-Sullivan Family Members,

Welcome back to what is going to be a fantastic school year!  I am your new principal, Dr. Debra Powell, and I look forward to meeting and working with you all.  First, let’s celebrate Dr. Shem Whigham for her fine leadership and wish her much success on the high school level!

Our plan is to take our students to a new level of success.  A major change has taken place on our campus.  We will no longer serve grades K-5.  We are now a middle school serving students grades 6-8.  We will still offer great academic and sports programs.

We have compiled a Community Handbook that will fill you in on all of the expectations and give information on how you can partner with us to better ensure success for all of our scholars.

I am so looking forward to a wonderful 2019-2020 academic school year!


Dr. Debra A. Powell

Our School Motto

Doing What We Do Best, Better!
  • Advisory 7:30 - 8:05
  • 1st Period 8:10 - 9:40
  • 2nd Period 9:45 - 11:15
  • 3rd Period 11:20 - 1:20
  • 4th Period 1:25 – 2:55
  • Dismissal 3:00

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Information &
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Bottoms: Khaki Pants, Skirts, or Shorts
Shirts: Black Polo Shirts
Shoes: Closed-toe; No Flip Flops or House Shoes Allowed


• 1 Three ring binder (1 1/2 inch)
• 5 Binder insert dividers
• Loose leaf paper
• Pens
• Pencils


• Basketball
• Cheerleading
• Choir
• Football
• Newspaper Club
• Beta Club
• Science Club


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Dr. Debra A. Powell