Biloxi High School named best on Coast, No. 4 in state

From:  City of Biloxi   6/22/2020   GCN

Biloxi High School has been named the No. 1 high school on the Coast and the No. 4 high school in the state by U.S. News & World Report, whose website has 42 million visitors a month.

 

This 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. Biloxi High scored a 90.24 out of 100 possible points.

"This is a tremendous credit to the students, teachers, staff and parents," Mayor Andrew "FoFo" Gilich said, "and it is a tremendous honor for our city. The quality of schools is a key factor families and businesses consider when they are looking to re-locate, and this will certainly be great news for military members being assigned to Keesler Air Force Base."

 

"Biloxi High School has an amazing student body and a top notch teaching staff that consistently strives for excellence," said Biloxi High School Principal Teresa Martin. "Our district, parents and community support are the driving force behind our continued success."

 

With an enrollment of 1,650 students, Biloxi High's diverse population is a major contributing factor to the culture of the school, school leaders say. The students scored in the Top 10 in the state in college readiness, and math and reading proficiency and performance.

 

Said 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. Congratulations to all who helped us achieve this distinction!"
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