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About Us

  • Our Employees

    769 employees
    384 teachers
    62% percent of teachers have a master’s degree or equivalent
    100% percent of core academic subjects are taught by teachers who are Highly Qualified

  • Our System Resources

    $ 52,720.503 FY 2017 Operating Budget

    Funding sources

    • Local Revenue 38%
    • State Revenue 54%
    • Federal Revenue 8%

    Expenditures by major budget category:

    • Instruction 57%
    • Student Support  6%
    • Instructional Support Staff 5%
    • General Administration  2%
    • School Administration  5%
    • Business  1%
    • Operations and Maintenance 10%
    • Transportation  4%
    • Non-Instructional  4%
    • Debt Service  7%

    FY16 Per pupil expenditure (from MS State Superintendent’s Report):

    • Ocean Springs School District  $8,534.95 
    • State Average  $9,703.83
  • Our Academic Performance


  • A-rated school district for the last four years

  • Graduation Rate: 86.9 

  • AP participation: 2015- 280 students, 2016-781 students> three year growth of 2100% in qualifying scores in AP Math and Science exams and a 1266.7% growth in AP Math, Science, and English exams over the past three school years; 2017 – 440 students took one to five AP courses which resulted in approximately 720 AP tests being administered; of the 440 students, 31 were International Baccalaureate Students.  


  • Average ACT of Class of 2017 – 22.26

  • Average ACT of Class of 2017 Top 100 – 28.17 average score

  • Over 77 of Class of 2017 in ACT 30 Plus Club

  • One Presidential Scholar Nominee (2017)

  • Ten International Baccalaureate Graduates (2017)

  • Over $13,325,886 Received in Scholarships for Class of 2017

  • Project Lead the Way District
  • Multiple Diploma Options: AP Capstone, International Baccalaureate and Honors
  • Oak Park and OS Middle School have National Blue Ribbon School Designations
  • OS Upper Elementary recognized as the Healthiest School in the State of MS
  • OSHS recognized by US News and World Report Silver Medal (Best High Schools in Nation)
Why Teach in Ocean Springs School District?
The Community
The Ocean Springs School District is located in a suburban community of approximately 18,000 people on the beautiful Mississippi Gulf Coast. Life on the Coast slows down in Ocean Springs where there is time to stroll oak-draped streets and discover secluded beaches. Ocean Springs is a community that embraces the arts and is the home of many local, state, and nationally recognized artists. The city offers a wealth of history, good Southern food, galleries, shops, beautiful bayous, and excellent schools. The district has kept pace with the residential and commercial growth of the Gulf Coast by the leadership of the five members of the board of trustees who work to ensure that every student attends exceptional schools in a nurturing atmosphere and receives instruction from the best available educators.
The Ocean Springs School District aspires to be the best school district in Mississippi and one in the top ten percent in the nation. Over 700 dedicated personnel foster excellence in academics, global languages, the arts, and athletics. 
The District has obtained the highest standard of accreditation Mississippi schools can achieve. 
District Facts:
Schools K-12:  
Number of Schools      7
Lower Elementary Schools (K-3)      3
Upper Elementary Schools (4-6)      1
Middle School (7-8)      1
High School (9-12)      1
Alternative Education Center       1
Miscellaneous Facts:
Teachers with Advanced Degrees      62%
Teachers with National Board Certification      48
Certified Personnel      421
Classified Personnel      344
Total Student Enrollment      5592
Students in Elementary      2996
Students in Middle School      909
Students in High School
Student Attendance Rate      95%
Free and Reduced Lunch      45%
Mean ACT Core Score      22
Graduation Rate      86.9
School Buses Operated      50
Lunches Served Daily      3300