Best High Schools
in Mississippi

We reviewed 21,035 U.S. public high schools; 77 Mississippi schools made our rankings.View Rankings

To graduate from a Mississippi high school, students must pass assessments in Algebra I, Biology I, English II and U.S. history. The Mississippi Department of Education's Office of Healthy Schools oversees the wellness of students through nutrition, physical education and counseling programs.

In the U.S. News Best High Schools 2013 rankings, four Mississippi schools earned silver medals, including Oak Grove High School in Hattiesburg, which is part of the Lamar County School District, and Pass Christian High School, in the Pass Christian Public School District, located about 170 miles southeast of Jackson.

Top Ranked MS Schools

To be eligible for a state ranking, a school must be awarded a national gold or silver medal.

#1

Pass Christian High

720 WEST NORTH ST, PASS CHRISTIAN, MS 39571

#2

Oak Grove High School

5198 OLD HWY11, HATTIESBURG, MS 39402

#3

Petal High

1145 HWY 42 EAST, PETAL, MS 39465

#4

Pelahatchie Attendance Center

213 BROOKS ST, PELAHATCHIE, MS 39145

Other Notable MS Schools

These schools were awarded a national bronze medal. They are listed alphabetically.

Amite County High School

600 IRENE ST, LIBERTY, MS 39645

Bassfield High

BASS BURKETT RD, BASSFIELD, MS 39421

Bay Springs High

510 HWY 18, BAY SPRINGS, MS 39422

Belmont

9 SCHOOL DR, BELMONT, MS 38827

Biggersville High School

571 HWY 45 SOUTH, CORINTH, MS 38834

Blue Mountain High

408 WEST MILL ST, BLUE MOUNTAIN, MS 38610

See complete Mississippi High School Rankings

MS by the Numbers
Districts 155
High Schools 263
Full-Time Teachers 10,797
Students Enrolled 169,002

Featured Districts

Mississippi

The DeSoto County School District supports nine high schools that serve 9,845 students.

Jackson, Mississippi

There are eight high schools in the Jackson Public School District, serving 8,361 students.