Henderson Ward Stewart Elementary


Experience excellence on The Hill at Henderson Ward Stewart Elementary School where students in the Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District attend second, third, and fourth grades.

Individualized, Personalized Educational Experience
Teachers at Henderson Ward Stewart Elementary School share the District's vision of excellence and our responsibility to ensure that every child receives a personalized education in a student-centered, 21st century learning environment that inspires critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration and communication.  With a focus on best practices and innovative excellence, our teachers engage students through creative, hands-on learning experiences. 

Publishing Center
The Publishing Center at Henderson Ward Stewart Elementary School encourages creative and reflective writing.  Through journals and personal story writing, our students are learning about self-discovery and self-expression as they develop their critical thinking and problem solving skills.   

A Space for Excellence
Maker space, collaborative work places inside our schools, focuses on student-centered in quiry and support peer collaboration while encouraging our students to engage in conversations and build relationships as they learning together.  

Arts Education  
From watercolor to multi-media design, children in the Starkville Oktibbeha School District participate in music and art education beginning in kindergarten. In addition to general music classes, SOSD is proud to offer beginning classes in strings for students in 3rd-6th grade. The strings program is a partnership with Mississippi State University and is designed and taught by shared faculty with the MSU Department of Music who specialize in orchestra for young musicians.

1:1 Technology
Starkville Oktibbeha School District offers a 1:1 digital environment with iPads for our lower elementary students to support an emphasis on project-based learning and 21st century performance areas: critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity. 

 As a REACH Mississippi Tier 2 Model Site, Henderson Ward Stewart Elementary School embraces school wide positive behavior intervention and support (SWPBIS) for students, implementing the best evidence-based academic and behavioral practices for improving important academic and behavior outcomes for all students. 


Back to School Open Houses

Starkville Oktibbeha School District will host Back to School events for parents and st...

Centralized Registration Help Center

Starkville Oktibbeha School District will host a three-day Centralized Registration Hel...

Jacket Soccer logo

Starkville High School Soccer is pleased to offer a mini camp for youth in rising ...



HWS Elementary Open House 8:00am - 10:00am -- 2nd grade 10:00am - 12:00pm -- 3rd grade 12:00pm - 2:00PM -- 4th grade 2:00pm - 3:30pm -- School wide