Top 10 Best Jackson County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 45 public schools serving 22,359 students in Jackson County, MS (there are 9 private schools, serving 835 private students). 96% of all K-12 students in Jackson County, MS are educated in public schools (compared to the MS state average of 90%). Jackson County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Mississippi.
The top ranked public schools in Jackson County, MS are Ocean Springs High School, Ocean Springs Middle School and Oak Park Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Jackson County, MS public schools have an average math proficiency score of 50% (versus the Mississippi public school average of 35%), and reading proficiency score of 46% (versus the 35% statewide average). Schools in Jackson County have an average ranking of 10/10, which is in the top 10% of Mississippi public schools.
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Mississippi public school average of 57% (majority Black).

Best Jackson County Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Ocean Springs High School
Math: 77% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
6701 Old Spanish Trail
Ocean Springs, MS 39566
(228) 875-0333
Grades: 9-12
| 1,845 students
Rank: #22.
Ocean Springs Middle School
Math: 66% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3600 Hanshaw Road
Ocean Springs, MS 39566
(228) 872-6210
Grades: 7-8
| 975 students
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Oak Park Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2230 Government Street
Ocean Springs, MS 39566
(228) 875-5847
Grades: K-3
| 540 students
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
St Martin East Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
7508 Rose Farm Road
Ocean Springs, MS 39564
(228) 283-3570
Grades: PK-3
| 657 students
Rank: #55.
Pecan Park Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
504 Hanley Road
Ocean Springs, MS 39566
(228) 875-2851
Grades: K-3
| 512 students
Rank: #66.
Beach Elementary School
Math: 60-69% | Reading: 50-59%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
633 Market Street
Pascagoula, MS 39567
(228) 938-6428
Grades: K-4
| 103 students
Rank: #77.
East Central Middle School
Math: 64% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
21725 Slider Rd, Po Box 13 Hur
Hurley, MS 39555
(228) 283-3170
Grades: 6-8
| 615 students
Rank: #88.
Ocean Springs Upper Elementary School
Math: 59% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2320 Government Street
Ocean Springs, MS 39566
(228) 875-4367
Grades: 4-6
| 1,355 students
Rank: #99.
Magnolia Park Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3500 Government Street
Ocean Springs, MS 39566
(228) 875-4263
Grades: K-3
| 679 students
Rank: #1010.
East Central Upper Elementary School
Math: 57% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
5404 Hurley-wade Rd.
Moss Point, MS 39562
(228) 283-3220
Grades: 3-5
| 530 students
Rank: #1111.
St Martin High School
Math: 65% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
11300 Yellow Jacket Blvd.
Ocean Springs, MS 39564
(228) 283-3420
Grades: 9-12
| 1,250 students
Rank: #1212.
East Central High School
Math: 52% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
21700 Slider Rd.
Hurley, MS 39555
(228) 283-3120
Grades: 9-12
| 795 students
Rank: #1313.
Vancleave High School
Math: 48% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
12424 Hwy 57
Vancleave, MS 39565
(228) 283-3720
Grades: 9-12
| 716 students
Rank: #1414.
Vancleave Middle School
Math: 63% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4725 Bulldog Lane
Vancleave, MS 39565
(228) 283-3800
Grades: 6-8
| 532 students
Rank: #1515.
Vancleave Upper Elementary School
Math: 51% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
13901 Hwy 57
Vancleave, MS 39565
(228) 283-3838
Grades: 4-5
| 352 students
Rank: #1616.
Gautier High School
Math: 55% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4307 Gautier/vancleave
Gautier, MS 39553
(228) 522-8783
Grades: 9-12
| 880 students
Rank: #1717.
Gautier Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
505 Magnolia Tree
Gautier, MS 39553
(228) 522-8824
Grades: PK-4
| 382 students
Rank: #1818.
St Martin Upper Elementary School
Math: 37% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
11000 Yellow Jacket Blvd.
Ocean Springs, MS 39564
(228) 283-3555
Grades: 4-5
| 627 students
Rank: #1919.
Lake Elementary School
Math: 40-49% | Reading: 40-49%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4503 Willow Street
Pascagoula, MS 39567
(228) 938-6422
Grades: K-4
| 91 students
Rank: #2020.
Gautier Middle School
Math: 53% | Reading: 37%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1920 Graveline Road
Gautier, MS 39553
(228) 522-8806
Grades: 7-8
| 472 students
Rank: #2121.
Central Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1100 Dupont Street
Pascagoula, MS 39567
(228) 938-6559
Grades: PK-4
| 199 students
Rank: #2222.
St. Martin Middle School
Math: 44% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
10800 Yellow Jacket Blvd.
Ocean Springs, MS 39564
(228) 283-3500
Grades: 6-8
| 985 students
Rank: #23 - 2423. - 24.
Eastlawn Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2611 Ingalls Ave
Pascagoula, MS 39567
(228) 938-6431
Grades: PK-4
| 322 students
Rank: #23 - 2423. - 24.
Martin Bluff
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1306 Roy's Road
Gautier, MS 39553
(228) 522-8850
Grades: PK-4
| 405 students
Rank: #2525.
Pascagoula High School
Math: 42% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1716 Tucker Street
Pascagoula, MS 39567
(228) 938-6443
Grades: 9-12
| 1,144 students
Rank: #2626.
Singing River Academy
Math: 34% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
4601 Vancleave Road
Gautier, MS 39553
(228) 522-8835
Grades: 5-6
| 434 students
Rank: #2727.
Cherokee Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
4102 Scovel Rd
Pascagoula, MS 39581
(228) 938-6547
Grades: K-4
| 185 students
Rank: #2828.
William M Colmer Middle School
Math: 43% | Reading: 34%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3112 Eden Street
Pascagoula, MS 39581
(228) 938-6473
Grades: 7-8
| 582 students
Rank: #2929.
College Park Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2617 Ladnier Rd
Gautier, MS 39553
(228) 522-8829
Grades: PK-4
| 270 students
Rank: #3030.
Arlington Heights Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3511 Arlington Street
Pascagoula, MS 39581
(228) 938-6552
Grades: PK-4
| 350 students
Rank: #3131.
Trent Lott Academy
Math: 29% | Reading: 34%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2234 Pascagoula
Pascagoula, MS 39567
(228) 938-6462
Grades: 5-6
| 553 students
Rank: #3232.
Moss Point High School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
4913 Weems Street
Moss Point, MS 39563
(228) 475-5721
Grades: 9-12
| 475 students
Rank: #3333.
Jackson Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
3203 Lanier Street
Pascagoula, MS 39581
(228) 938-6554
Grades: PK-4
| 174 students
Rank: #3434.
Magnolia Middle School
Math: 19% | Reading: 23%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
4630 Magnolia St
Moss Point, MS 39563
(228) 475-1429
Grades: 6-8
| 376 students
Rank: #3535.
Exceptional School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
4311 Hospital Road
Pascagoula, MS 39581
(228) 762-1457
Grades: Inquire with school
| 37 students
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Jackson County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
13724 Hwy 57
Vancleave, MS 39565
(228) 826-2177
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
4524 Welch St
Moss Point, MS 39563
(228) 475-2171
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
4924 Church Street
Moss Point, MS 39563
(228) 475-0367
Grades: 7-8
| 301 students
4025 Mccall St
Moss Point, MS 39563
(228) 475-9866
Grades: 3-4
| 336 students
3524 Prentiss St
Moss Point, MS 39563
(228) 475-5656
Grades: PK-K
| 216 students
711 Magnolia Ave
Ocean Springs, MS 39564
(228) 875-4367
Grades: 5
| 422 students
9717 Old Stage Rd
Moss Point, MS 39563
(228) 475-7348
Grades: K-6
| n/a students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Jackson County, MS?
The top ranked public schools in Jackson County, MS include Ocean Springs High School, Ocean Springs Middle School and Oak Park Elementary School. Jackson County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Mississippi.
How many public schools are located in Jackson County, MS?
45 public schools are located in Jackson County, MS.
What percentage of students in Jackson County, MS go to public school?
96% of all K-12 students in Jackson County, MS are educated in public schools (compared to the MS state average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in Jackson County, MS?
Jackson County, MS public schools minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Mississippi public schools average of 57% (majority Black).

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