Mr. Glen East, Superintendent
The Gulfport School District
Dear Sir or Madam:
From time to time I have the privilege of telling 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. We are a district of 10 schools; 28th Street Elementary School, Anniston Elementary School, Bayou View Elementary School, Central Elementary School, Pass Road Elementary School, West Elementary School, Bayou View Middle School, Central Middle School, Gaston Point College and Career Readiness Institute, and Gulfport High School. We serve approximately 6400 students and have been designated an Excellence for All School District. Taxpayers support us, parents encourage us, and the students, by and large, come to school daily, ready and eager to learn. 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 welcome our new families to our area and thank everyone in our community 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