Mr. Torrey A. Hampton
First, I want to welcome each and every one of you who searched our school website for information concerning your scholar. This is my third yearing serving the citizens of the South Jackson community. As the lead teacher of Forest Hill High School, also known as the University of South Jackson, my staff and I want to welcome you all to the 2020-2021 school year. We are in uncertain times due to COVID-19 and the social injustices we face in our country, but as educators we have a job to educate our scholars. Education comes in many forms, and this year is a prime example of this. We have embraced virtual instruction, and terms like synchronous and asynchronous are as common as the eight parts of speech or the four basic operations.
My staff and I wish to provide the best service possible for ALL of our scholars each and every day. This can and will be done with your help. Our mantra is "ALL HANDS ON DECK". The message behind these words are simple, yet complex. It takes a special person to serve others. The scholars in this community are worth the time and effort. Our goal is to ensure that we provide a service to our scholars that will enable them to be productive in and out of the classroom. This can and will be done with your help!
Remember, we are the best, we are better than the rest, we are the MIGHTY, MIGHTY, Patriots. Let's have a productive year!!!
Torrey A. Hampton, Principal
Mrs. Patrease Edwards, Assistant Principal
Patrease Edwards is a native of East St. Louis, IL She graduated from Lincoln Sr. High School and was recruited to Jackson State University (JSU) to play volleyball. Mrs. Edwards graduated from JSU in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Education degree in Social Science and again in 2008 with a Master of Science Degree in Special Education. She received her Education Specialist degree from Mississippi College (MC) in 2012 and is currently a doctoral candidate at MC in the area of Educational Leadership Curriculum and Instruction. She is a National Board Certified Teacher.
After graduating with her B.S. Ed., Mrs. Edwards moved to Daytona Beach, FL and began her career as an educator where she taught and coached volleyball, basketball, cheerleading and track and field at Deland High School. In 2005, Ms. Edwards returned to Mississippi to teach at Jim Hill High School. She served at the district level as a Transition Program Specialist in the Exceptional Education Services Office before accepting the role of assistant principal at Lanier High School. Mrs. Edwards served as the Freshman Academy Principal and Athletic Director at Lanier before coming to Forest Hill High School.
All children have unique needs, with various strengths, preferences and interests. As educators, we must cultivate the whole child through a stimulating educational environment focusing on the scholars’ post-secondary desires.
Mrs. Sherita Robinson, Assistant Principal
Mr. Richard Chano, Assistant Principal