About the Gulfport School District
Welcome from the Superintendent
Gulfport is the second largest city in the state with a population of 72,105 (2021). We are located along 26 miles of sand beach beside the Gulf of Mexico, equidistant between New Orleans, Louisiana and Mobile, Alabama and serve as the home of the largest port in the state. The city is serviced by the Interstate system, state highways leading north, east, south and west, and jet service by an international airport. Our motto is "We're open for business and geared for a good time" because we are a premier resort destination with year-round golfing, fresh and saltwater fishing, boating and gaming, which make the area one of the most livable cities in the south.
Within the Gulfport School District, our schools remain committed to providing educational excellence and a multitude of educational experiences for all of our students. 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 ourselves in helping them understand everything from the basic rules of grammar to the complexities of human rights.
Ranked as one of the top districts in Mississippi by Niche.com, the Gulfport School District continues to work to provide a superior educational experience; we invite you to become a part of our education community. Thank you for taking the opportunity to visit the District's website, and if your family is looking for a worthy educational destination, come and join us. With your help and support, we will continue to make the world a better place for everyone.
Glen V. East, Superintendent