“Every Decision. What Is Best for Children? Every Time.”
Bayou View Elementary School is a National Blue Ribbon School located in Gulfport, MS, and serves approximately 700 students in grades K-5. Our curriculum is based upon the Mississippi College and Career Readiness Standards, in place within the Gulfport School District since 2011, in all grades (K-12). The standards were developed in collaboration with teachers, school administrators, and experts to provide a clear and consistent framework to prepare our children for college and a 21st century global economy. Bayou View Elementary is an A-rated elementary school in the state of Mississippi. During the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 school years our 3rd grade students achieved a 100% pass rate on the Mississippi Gateway Assessment, which demonstrates our teachers' commitment to excellence in education.
During the Covid-19 pandemic in the 2020-2021 school year, Bayou View Elementary School maintained its level of academic excellence despite many challenges. Our 3rd grade students achieved a 97% pass rate on the Mississippi Gateway Assessment, and our Kindergarten students earned the highest average score in the past six years on the MKAS. We are especially proud that our elementary school earned recognition as a Kindness Certified School this year.
Our staff is committed to rigor, relevance, and relationships. We accept all new students where they are academically, and take them where they need to be, and beyond. All of our students receive instruction in all the standard academic disciplines, as well as the extra-curricular disciplines of art, music, library sciences, and physical education. Spanish will be offered to students this year at BVE in conjunction with students' activity classes. Fourth and fifth grade students may enroll in strings class, which is taught two days per week, and feeds into our district's internationally-acclaimed secondary orchestra program.