Public Education

The Biloxi Public School District is a leader in education. The district, which saw an $80 million investment in new schools and upgrades to existing schools in the past 15 years, is one of only about a dozen statewide to receive the highest academic accreditation by the Mississippi Department of Education.

In 2011, the Washington Post said that Biloxi High School was one of the best schools in the country in preparing its students for college.

Indicators tied to the No Child Left Behind Act show that Biloxi students are performing “above” or “well above” the national average at each elementary school. Scores on the state’s required Subject Area Tests (Algebra I, Biology I, English II and U.S. History) in grades 8-11 validate that not only are students passing the standardized tests at a very high rate, but with some of the highest test scores in Mississippi.

Extensive extracurricular activities and state-of-the-art educational and athletic facilities enhance students’ opportunities for a well-rounded educational experience. In the fall of 2020, the Biloxi Public School District opened a state-of-the-art, $15 million performing arts center on the Biloxi High School campus. 

In addition to traditional college preparatory classes, Biloxi High School annually offers more than 100 courses in business, performing arts, foreign languages, technology, and vocational skills. Advanced placement courses also are available to challenge qualifying students.