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Why Choose the Gulfport School District?

The Gulfport School District
Dear Sir or Madam:
   From time to time I have the privilege to tell people about the Gulfport School District. The Gulfport School District has had a tremendous succession of outstanding years, allowing us as professionals to concentrate on our students and their educational programs. I know that we are not a perfect school system, and there are areas that can be improved, but I am impressed with the community - wide respect that we are afforded as educators. Taxpayers support us, parents encourage us, and the students, by and large, come to school daily, ready and eager to learn. In truth, our jobs are made easier by
the absence of distractions and the respect this community holds for its scholars and learning in general.
   The Gulfport School District is successful because the teachers, administrators, and support staff have collectively agreed to roll up their sleeves and go about their work in a serious and professional manner. As a result, the majority of our students are challenged across a broad spectrum of classes and well
- planned extracurricular activities.
   This is made possible because of the staff’s collective work ethic and a belief that our students are capable–physically, emotionally, and intellectually
– of achievement levels much higher than might be expected elsewhere. As a district, we push children academically, we expect them to behave properly, and we are willing to invest of ourselves in helping them to understand everything from the basic rules of grammar to the complexities of human rights.
   As the Gulfport School District continues another year, I take this opportunity to thank you as community business people for the great effort and hard work you provide for our community and for the students of our school district. With your help and support, we are making the world incrementally a better place for everyone.
 
In service to the youth of the Gulfport School District,
 
Glen V. East
Glen East, Superintendent
 
 
Why Choose the Gulfport School District? 
Your Education Destination
 Gulfport School District School Sailboat Logo
www.gulfportschools.org
 
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Accredited since 1903 
 
36 on the ACT
Emily Tipton - Class of 2015
Jay Warren - Class of 2016
 
Home of Brittany Reese
United States of America 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist in the Long Jump 
(Watch Brittany Reese jump in the 2016 Summer Olympics held in Brazil.) 
 
Mississippi Department of Education
Innovative School District 
 
Home of Mississippi's first Academic Institutes for Career and College Readiness
 
 About Our Students
 
Julia Grant - 2016 Star Student
Mr. Hardy Thames - 2016 Star Teacher 
 
Boys State - 2016
Dillion Brown
Slade Bryant
Kyle Hulett
Patrick Loughman
Hunter Mace
John Marquez
Jake Penny
Bengi Thames
Rhodes Walker 
 
HOBY Participants
Madeline Appel
Rhodes Walker
Nathan Davis
Nisheana Heard 
 
Kiwanis Club Students of the Year
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Jacob Gaddy - 2015
Megan Wadsworth - 2016
 
Exchange Club Students of the Year
National Exchange Club (NEC)
Neely Walker - 2015
Tea Pappas - 2016 
 
Academics
   The Mississippi Curriculum Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them.  The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers.  With Gulfport students fully prepared for the future, our students are ready to help commuities across the United States of America be position to compete successfully globally.
 
Gulfport High School Advanced Placement Classes
Art History
Art Studio
Biology
Calculus AB
Chemistry
Comparative Government
English Language Composition
English Literature
European History
French
Physics
Spanish
Statistics
United States of America Government
United States of America History
World History 
 
End of Domain Assessment
 
Paid for by the Gulfport School District through financial support of the Gulfport School District community, every Sophomore at Gulfport High School takes the ACT
2016 Sophomore Average ??
 
Paid for by the State of Mississippi, every Junior at Gulfport High School takes the ACT
2016 Junior Average - 21.32 
 
      The use of the Gulfport School District's end of domain assessments provide students the opportunity to enter a  Middle College concept Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College where students may earn a Gulfport High School Diploma  and a Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Associates Degree upon departure form the high school.
 
      Beginning in their third year of high school students may opt to take Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College courses through Gulfport High School's dual enrollment concept.
 
Outstanding Extracurricular Activities 
 
Gulfport High School Admiral Band
7th through 12th grade
 
First Mississippi High School band invited to participate in Music for All National Festival
Indianapolis, Indiana
2016
 
Mississippi Lions Band Participants
2014
William Pettey 
2015
Alex Bergin
Lauren Burns
Nick Papania
2016
Anthony Piasicik
Lilli St. Amant 
 
GHS Admiral Marching Band
2015
All Superior Rating - Biloxi Marching Invitational
All Superior Rating - Tate Marching Festival
All Superior Rating - State March Evaluation
(25 straight years of All Superior Ratings) 
2016
All Superior Rating - Oak Grove March Festival
All Superior Rating - West Harrison March Festival
All Superior Rating - State Marching Festival
(25 straight years of All Superior Ratings) 
 
Gulfport High School Concert Band I
2015
All Superior Rating - State Concert Evaluations
All Superior Rating - South Mississippi Concert Evaluationa
2016
All Superior Rating - Sate Concert Evaluations 
 
Gulfport High School Concert Band II
2016
All Superior Rating - South Mississippi Concert Evaluations
 
 Gulfport High School Symphonic Band
2015
All Superior Rating - State Concert Evaluations
Sweep Stakes Award
All Superior Rating - South Mississippi Concert Evaluations
Gold Medal Band - Southern Stars Musical Festival 
(1 of only 2 bands out of 30 to receive a gold medal.) 
2016
All Superior Rating - State Concert Evaluations
Sweep Stakes Award 
 
Gulfport High School Winter Guard
2015
Rhythm and Waves Competition - 1st Place
Crescent City - New Iberia, Louisiana - 1st Place
Harrison Central Competition - 1st Place
St. Amant - St. Amant, Louisiana - 1st Place
2016 
Rhythm and Waves Competition - 1st Place
Pensacola - WGI Regional - 9th Place
Dutch Town Competition - 1st Place
Lousiana/Mississippi Circuit Championships - 2nd Place 
 
Gulfport High School Drum Corp
2016 
Rhythm and Waves I Competition - 4th Place
Rhythm and Waves II Competition - 2nd Place
Hattiesburg - WGI Regional - 12th Place
Louisiana/Mississippi Circuit Championship - 6th Place 
 
Choral Music
Kindergarten through 12th Grade
 
District VIII Choral Festival 
 Gulfport High School Concert Choir – Superior Rating
Gulfport High School Madrigal Singers - Superior Rating
Gulfport High School Men's Choir - Superior Rating 
Gulfport High School Women's Choir - Superior Rating 
 
Riverland Invitational
Gulfport High School Madrigal Singers - Superior Rating
Gulfport High School Concert Choir - Excellent Rating 
 
Festival Disney
Gulfport High School Concert Choir - Superior Rating
Guflport High School Men's Choir - Superior Rating
Gulfport High School Women's Choir - Superior Rating 
 
Gulfport Invitational
Gulfport High School Concert Choir - Superior Rating
Gulfport High School Madrigal Singers - Superior Rating
Gulfport High School Men's Choir - Excellent Rating
Gulfport High School Women's Choir - Superior Rating 
 
Mississippi High School Activities Association
Gulfport High School Concert Choir - Superior Rating
Gulfport High School Men's Choir - Superior Rating
Gulfport High School Women's Choir - Excellent Rating 
Gulfport High School Madrigal Singers - Superior Rating 
 
Symphony  
 
Symphony Orchestra
4th through 12th Grade 
 
Gulfport High School
Marine JROTC
Marine Corps Junior ROTC
Civilian Marksmanship Program 
National Champions
2016
GHS CMP National Champs  
Rebecca Cook, Katy Nevins, Gabrielle Phelps, and Jillian Tyler
 
2014 NAVAL HONOR SCHOOL
 
2015 Honors
Junior Olympic Air Rifle Championship - 1st Place in the Nation
+Set National Team Record+
Civilian Marksmanship Program - 3rd Place in the Nation 
Marine Corp JROTC Championships - 6th in the Nation
Mississippi State Marksmanship Championships - 1st Place
 
Brittany Robbins - Top Shooter / Junior Olympic Air Rifle Championships
Rebecca Cook - CMP Rifle Camp / 2nd Place
 Ryan Cook - CMP Rifle Camp / 3rd Place
 
 Drama
Gulfport High School Drama
 
State Thespian Board
Madalyn Lenaz
Caroline Lovelace
 
Mark McDonnell - Short Video Category / 1st in Mississippi / 9th in the Nation
 
Gulfport High School will host the Mississippi State Thespian Conference in February of 2017. 
 
GULFPORT HIGH SCHOOL CAREER AND TECHNICAL
 
Team Fusion - Robotics
6th through 12th grade
Robot  
2016 Honor
 
High School Division
 
FIRST Tech Challenge
Gulf Coast Qualifier
Motivation Award
Think Award
PTC Design Award
Finalist Alliance
Inspire Second
 
Jackson Qualifer
PTC Design Award
 
Mississippi FTC State Championship
Connect Award
Finalist Alliance
Inspire Second
 
Bayou Regional - Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Entrepreneurship  Award
 
Rocket City Regional - Huntsville, Alabama
Finalist Alliance
Wildcard Championship Slot
 
World Championships - St. Louis, Missouri
Hopper Division Winner
Einstein - Semi-Finalist
4th in the World 
 
Middle School Division
 
Biloxi VEX Competition
Design Award
 
Mississippi Gulf Coast Middle School VEX Competition
Middle School State Champions
Middle School State Programming Skills Winner
Middle School State Design Award
VEX World Championships - Louisville, Kentucky 
 
 Gulfport High School Debate Team
9th through 12th Grade
 
Daniel Garcia
First Place - Congressional Debate / Singing River Classic
 First Place - Congressional Debate / Ole Miss Invitational
Second Place - Biloxi Catholic Forensic League District Championships
 
Finn Hewes
Top Speaker / Ole Miss Invitational
3rd Alternate - Biloxi Catholic Forensic League District Championships 
 
Gulfport High School Quiz Bowl Team
9th through 12th Grade 
 
AAAAAA Athletics
 
 Athletics
 
Gulfport High School Powerlifting
9th through 12th grade
 
2016
MHSAA AAAAAA State Champions 
 
Individual State Champs
Nick Dunomes - 308 lb Class
D. J. Stevenson - 242 lb Class
Jaquan Foster - 132 lb Class
Cain Sudduth - 123 lb Class
 
Football
7th through 12th grade
 
2015
GHS Admirals - First Round of MHSAA State Play-Offs
2016
GHS Admirals - Undefeated in MHSAA AAAAAA Region Four
GHS Admirals - First Round of MHSAA State Play-Offs 
 
Soccer
7th through 12th Grade
 
 2015
GHS Lady Admirals - MHSAA South State Runner-Up
GHS Admirals - Second Round of MHSAA South State Play-Offs 
Jeff Bruni - MHSAA First Team All-State 
 
2016
GHS Lady Admirals - Second Round in MHSAA State Play-Offs
GHS Admirals - Second Round in MHSAA State Play-Offs 
 
Basketball
7th through 12th Grade
 
2014
MHSAA AAAAAA State Chamipions
The Admirals have won 9 State Championships.
2015
 GHS Admirals - Second Round of MHSAA Play-Offs
 
2016 
GHS Lady Admirals - Seond Round of MHSAA Play-Offs
GHS Admirals - Divison Champs
GHS Admirals - First Round of MHSAA Play-Offs 
 
Baseball
7th through 12th Grade
 
2015
GHS Admirals - Division Champs
Second Round of MHSAA State Play-Offs 
 
2016
GHS Admirals - Second Round Play-Offs
 Alex Nelms - MHSAA First Team All-State
 
Softball
7th through 12th Grade
 
2015
GHS Lady Admirals - South State Runner-Up
 
Volleyball
7th through 12th Grade 
 
Track and Field
7th through 12th Grade 
 
2016 
GHS Lady Admirals - Division 8 AAAAAA Champions 
Shakim Buckley - MHSAA State Champ in 110 Hurdles 
 
Swimming
7th through 12th Grade 
 
Cheerleading 
7th through 12th Grade 
 
Cross Country
7th through 12th Grade 
 
Golf
7th through 12th Grade 
 
2016
Lady Admirals - Advanced to AAAAAA Tournament
Region 8 AAAAAA Champs 
Admirals - Fourth in MHSAA State Tournament 
 
Tennis
7th through 12th Grade
 
2016 
MHSAA Division 8 AAAAAA Champions 
South State Runner-Up
Chad Guiterrez - MHSAA First Team All-State 
 
Bowling 
7th through 12th Grade
 
 2016
GHS Lady Admirals - First Place MHSAA South Regional
GHS Lady Admirals - Sixth Place MHSAA State Championships 
 
Allison Rivers - Named to All-State First Team 
2nd Place - MHSAA State Championship (Individual) 
 
 Gulfport School District Honors
 
 2016 GSD Parents of the Year
Elementary Schools - Becky Guidry
Middle Schools - Latasha Bryant
High School - Kathy Sellers 
 
2016 Site Level Parents of the Year
Renee Pavolini - 28th Street Elementary School
Danielle Sinopoli Miller - Anniston Elementary School
 Regan Foster - Bayou View Elementary School
Susan Stewart - Bayou View Middle School
Mayme Standridge - Central Elementary School
Sonia McDaniel - Central Middle School
Lavada Thomas - Gaston Point Elementary School
Regina Stewart - Gulfport High School 
Annette Hammontree - Pass Road Elementary School
Shawn Hawthorne-White - West Elementary School
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2016 Leo Seal Excellence in Education Award
Tania Tellier-Brooks - Gulfport High School 
 
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2016 John Harral / Spirit of Education Award 
Harry Yoste - Central Elementary School Boost Mentor 
 
2016 GSD Teachers of the Year
Elementary Schools - Angela August / 28th Street Elementary School
Middle Schools - Joni Cooks / Central Middle School
High School / Angela Estrada / Gulfport High School
 
2016 Site Level Teachers of the Year
Kelly Cuevas - 28th Street Elementary School
Joanne Langston - Anniston Elementary School
Mandy Gunter - Bayou View Elementary School
Susan McCay - Central Elementary School
Wynter Evans - Gaston Point Elementary School
Sheila Cauley - Pass Road Elementary School
Wendy Drake and Anna Carol Lovett - West Elementary School
 Amanda Woodard - Bayou View Middle School
Joni Cooks - Central Middle School
Kitty McGuire - The Learning Center 
 
Administrators of the Year
2015-16 / Mike Tatum
2014-2015 / Lea Bellon 
2013-2014 / Mike Lindsey
2012-2013 / Mike Battle, Beth Bellipanni, and Shawn Butler
20111-2013 - Bryan Caldwell 
 
 Gulfport School District Partners of the Year
2016 
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Site Level Partners of the Year
2016
 
Communication Resources Cabling, LLC / Matt Carr - Anniston Elementary School 
Dr. and Mrs. Eric Hyde - Bayou View Elementary School
The Descher Organization / Cindy O'Neill - Bayou View Middle School
The Nourishing Place - Central Elementary School
Mr. Brian Pearse - Gaston Point Elementary
The Almanette Hotel and Bistro / Michael Daniels - Pass Road Elementary School
WJZD 94.5 FM / Michael Daniels - Pass Road Elementary School
Zanberg Phillip - 28th Street Elementary School
Golden Corral / Yavonne Eason - West Elementary School 
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College - Bayou View Middle School
Edrington Optical - Central Middle School
Garden Park Medical Center - Gulfport High School
Memorial Hospital at Gulfport - Gulfport High School
Gulfport Fire Deparrtment - Gulfport High School
Gulfport Police Department - Gulfport High School
Pathways2Possibilities - Gulfport High School
Mississippi Power Company - Gulfport High School
United Way of South Mississippi - Gulfport High School
Main Street Gulfport - Gulfport High School
 Port of Gulfport - Gulfport High School
Raycom Media / WLOX TV-13 - Gulfport High School
Johnny Olsen, Architect - Gulfport High School
Mr. Bill Webb - Gulfport High School 
 
 Military Families of the Year
2016 
The Joseph Family - 28th Street Elementary School
The McKissick Family - Anniston Elementary School
The Odenthal Family - Bayou View Elementary School
The Stephens Family - Bayou View Middle School
The Stubbs Family - Central Elementary School
The Tanner Family - Central Middle School
The Dupin Family - Gaston Point Elementary School
The Stephens Family - Gulfport High School
The Young Family - Pass Road Elementary School
The Handley Family - West Elementary School
 
 The G
 
Where are our GRADUATES now?
Over the last four years, our graduates are attending the following colleges and universities.
 
Alcorn State University
Auburn University
Belhaven College 
Brown University 
Clarke College Atlanta 
Clemson University
Delta State University
 Drake University
Duke Univeristy
East Carolina University
East Central Community College
Fisk Univeristy
Florida A & M 
Florida State University 
Franciscan University of Steubenville 
Full Sail College
Georgia State University
Georgia Tech University
Hinds Community College
Holmes Community College
Ithaca College - New York
Jackson State University 
Johnson and Wales University
Jones County Junior College
Louisiana State University
Loyola University
Manhattenville College of New York
Meridian Community College
Methodist University
Millsaps College 
Mississippi College
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
Mississippi State University
Morehouse College
New York University
Nicholls State University
Pearl River Community College
Purdue Univeristy
Rice University
Savannah College of Art and Design
Southeastern University
Southern University
Spelman College
Spring Hill College
Texas A&M
Tougaloo College
Troy State University
Tufts University
Tulane University
Tuskegee University
University of Alabama
University of California
University of California at Irvine
University of Colorado 
University of Florida
University of Louisiana at Lafayette 
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of Mississippi
University of Mobile
University of North Carolina
University of Oklahoma
University of South Alabama
University of Southern Mississippi
University of Tennessee 
University of Utah
Valley State University
Vassar
Washington and Lee University
William Carey University
Xavier University 
 
The 2015-16 Gulfport High School Senior Class earned over 13.5 million dollars in post secondary scholarships. 
 
 



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