Gulfport High School

  • Gulfport High School serves 1,543 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 52% (which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 37%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 57% (which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 35%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Mississippi state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Black), which is equal to the Mississippi state average of 57%.

Top Placements

Gulfport High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Mississippi for:

School Overview

  • Gulfport High School's student population of 1,543 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 85 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,543 students
This chart display total students of Gulfport High School by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Gender %This chart display gender of Gulfport High School
Total Classroom Teachers85 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Gulfport High School by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Gulfport High School by grade.

School Comparison

  • Gulfport High School's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Gulfport High School is 0.55, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MS)
Overall School Rank#38 out of 840 schools
(Top 5%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
37%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Gulfport High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
57%
35%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Gulfport High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Mississippi by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio18:116:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Gulfport High School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Mississippi by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Asian
1%
1%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Gulfport High School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
4%
4%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Gulfport High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
52%
49%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Gulfport High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
43%
43%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Gulfport High School and the percentage of White public school students in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
n/a
2%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Gulfport High School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Gulfport High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MS.
Diversity Score0.550.58
This chart display the diversity score of Gulfport High School and the public school average diversity score of Mississippi by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Graduation Rate
87%
83%
This chart display graduation rate of Gulfport High School and public school graduation rate of Mississippi by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
49%
70%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Gulfport High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Gulfport High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameGULFPORT SCHOOL DIST School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

Show me:

School Reviews

Review Gulfport High School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Rate this school:
Recent Articles
Research shows that students of color face a disproportionate number of disciplinary actions in U.S. public schools. Learn about these disparities, as well as the policies that fuel them. Also learn about suggested measures to address this problem.
When asked to rank the quality of their child's school, most parents rated it a B average. And yet politicians would have you believe that the American public-school system is failing. How are America's public schools really doing, and how do we know?
The high school graduation rate is in a constant state of change and dropout rates affect more than the individual student. Read on to learn about factors influencing high school graduation rates and what schools can do to improve them.