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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 Common Core State Standards, in place within the Gulfport School District since 2011, in all grades (K-12). The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a state-led effort coordinated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). 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 school year our 3rd grade students achieved a 100% pass rate on the Mississippi Gateway Assessment, which demonstrates our teachers' commitment to excellence in education. 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. 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.