Biloxi High named best on Coast, second in state

Biloxi High School is the best high school in south Mississippi and No. 2 in the entire state, according to U.S. News & World Report.

The annual ranking is based on six factors: college readiness, reading and math proficiency, reading and math performance, underserved student performance, college curriculum breadth and graduation rates. 

The methodology for identifying the top-ranked schools was developed with a core principle in mind, U.S. News & World Report says: “The top schools must serve all students well and must produce measurable academic outcomes that support this mission.”

Biloxi High School, with an enrollment of 1,734 students, was second only to the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science, Mississippi’s only public residential high school for academically gifted students. It has an enrollment of 238 students and is in Columbus, on the campus of the Mississippi University for Women.

“We are very proud to hold this distinction,” said Biloxi High School Principal Teresa Martin. “All of our stakeholders contribute to the continued success of Biloxi High School and our student body continues to excel and overcome challenges they face. This school year has been different as well as challenging. For us, this ranking validates our continued ‘Excellence From All‚Ķ For All.'”

Added Superintendent Marcus Boudreaux: “This is a well-deserved honor for Biloxi High and a great reflection of the hard work and dedication put in by the BHS staff and students. While this recognition only mentions Biloxi High School, it is in fact a direct result of the efforts put forth throughout the entire Biloxi School District.

“The education that our students receive at every level in Biloxi contributes to their success when they reach the high school. That Biloxi High has maintained this level of excellence during such a challenging year is further proof of the amazing job our educators do. Congratulations to all that helped us achieve this distinction.”¬†
See the USN&WR rankings for Mississippi
See Biloxi Public Schools website