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Places With The Best Education System In Mississippi 2020

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score83
  • Diamondhead, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,341
71
  • Gulf Park Estates, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,904
82
  • West Hattiesburg, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,764
79
  • Hernando, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,227
  • Here in Hernando we enjoy a quiet, peaceful existence among wonderful neighbors and nature at her loveliest. Living in Hernando gives us access to some great schools where our kids are happy and free to…[read more]
79
  • Olive Branch, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 35,508
  • Being next door to Memphis, crime has arrived and it is not as safe. My neighborhood has 3 teenagers roaming around during school hours, they stand behind people's bushes to pee, they smoke blunts and…[read more]
77
  • Madison, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,473
  • Lived in Madison "The City" for 15 years before moving back home to the East Coast. Most would think a 30 yr mayor would be a bad thing but not here. She has a vision and has over that time built one…[read more]
78
  • Ocean Springs, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,547
  • The city has very well-funded police and fire departments. Very nice place to live, no "bad" parts of town, all services you would expect for a city of 10,000 people. It's by far a better city than…[read more]
79
  • Starkville, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,011
  • Starkville is a clean city. The air is clean & the seasons are lovely. The people are pleasant and welcoming. It is easy to get around town & there are lots of nice fast food places to eat. Traffic is…[read more]
65
  • Pass Christian, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,302
84
  • Petal, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,736
  • Petal, Mississippi is quickly becoming THE destination for young families and retirees, looking for a community to call home. With one of the best school systems in the entire state, there is no wonder…[read more]
85
  • Flowood, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,532
77
  • D'Iberville, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,829
  • I enjoy living in D'Iberville, MS because it's on the beautiful Gulf Coast of Mississippi. The town is located north of Biloxi on what is called Back Bay. The bay is an inlet of water from the Gulf Of…[read more]
81
  • Brandon, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,186
  • Living in Brandon, Mississippi affords my family the opportunity to live in a safe community. This community that I call home provides everything that a family needs. The community works together to…[read more]
71
  • Amory, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,110
74
  • Tupelo, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 38,856
  • I lived in Tupelo for three years in the early 90’s and can honestly say I loved it. A long-time Elvis fan, I enjoyed the fact that Tupelo is the birthplace of the King. The Elvis Presley Center attracts…[read more]
78
  • Clinton, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,411
  • I know that I've lived many places since I left Clinton, Mississippi, but my hometown still stays in my memory. Most of my past was very good living in Clinton. We didn't have the best schools, but my…[read more]
79
  • New Albany, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,589
67
  • Biloxi, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 45,271
  • Biloxi is a beach side city full of fun for all ages, culture, dining, gaming, history & great people. The first year we visited, I was a little intimidated by how many buildings & how "busy" the main…[read more]
73
  • Oxford, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,634
  • Oxford is a lovely, charming small city, unfortunately located in the mostly depressing Mississippi Delta region. A truly surprising number of good restaurants, wildly over-priced shopping options, a…[read more]
61
  • Vancleave, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,380
79
  • Gulf Hills, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,326
72
  • Southaven, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 51,816
  • After living in Florida for the first part of my life, I moved to Southaven when I was 25. The area is completely different as I am accustomed to going to the beach every day and relaxing in the sun.…[read more]
69
  • Booneville, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,764
66
  • Kosciusko, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,208
72
  • Long Beach, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,450
  • Living in Long Beach, Mississippi is absolutely amazing! This place literally has it all. Located right on the Gulf of Mexico and very close to Gulfport, Mississippi, you can find everything you need…[read more]
75
  • Grenada, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,863
  • I love the small town life in Grenada. If you like living off the beaten path but not too far from it, the way I do, you'll appreciate Grenada. The town is located in central Mississippi on I-55 which…[read more]
69
  • Pearl, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 26,344
  • As a former resident of Pearl, Mississippi, I can attest that living in Pearl, Mississippi is an exciting experience. Pearl is a city that provides lively entertainment and tons of shopping…[read more]
61
  • Gulfport, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 71,265
  • We have visited Gulfport a number of times & each time we visit, we find something new to experience. The Lynn Meadows Discovery center is designed for younger kids but is so much fun for the whole…[read more]
66
  • Latimer, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,824
77
  • Bay St. Louis, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,448
  • Bay St. Louis is a city that lies within Hancock County. It is a quaint town of 12,400 residents. The benefits about living here is the winter's climate, the amenities and attractions offered for the…[read more]
68
  • Gautier, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,541
  • Living in Gautier gives me the perfect small town charming experience that I have always craved. I like living in a quiet town where everyone knows each other. I come from up north and had to get used to…[read more]
76
  • Ridgeland, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,338
  • I have been living in Ridgeland, MS for most of my life. Ridgeland is a place where I feel the safest. Within a few short steps, It has amazing stores and restaurants; therefore, I am never without…[read more]
73
  • Pontotoc, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,906
61
  • Batesville, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,402
  • I should have known that no one in this town would admit to anything. Paid over $400.00 to ride the train. A friend of mine was riding the train two nights before our scheduled ride and her train…[read more]
69
  • St. Martin, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,245
65
  • Pascagoula, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,163
  • This city has a very well funded police department. I tell you from the minute we took a look at those shiny cruisers, we knew that living in Pascagoula would be a safe stay. We are not promised long on…[read more]
59
  • West Point, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,042
  • This is a retired town. Mostly elderly and single families live here. There are a few places to see around here. The cost of living is inexpensive. You hear about crime in a few spots that have frequent…[read more]
71
  • Corinth, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,832
  • I love the history of Corinth and just being surrounded by the downtown cafes and beautiful scenery. We are known to be a family-oriented town that provides a lot of activities for the kids. We don't…[read more]
69
  • Byram, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,610
  • Living in Byram, MS has been incredible. Over the past decade, I have enjoyed serenity which has not only enhanced my cognitive ability but also my social skills. Byram, MS is a city that accommodates…[read more]
62
  • Meridian, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 40,094
  • This place is trash. Move away as soon as you can. Don't even move here if you can help it. Crime is awful. Restaurants are awful. Education is…[read more]
63
  • Hattiesburg, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 46,846
  • Living in Hattiesburg, MS for 10 years has been a journey. There are some neighborhoods where I don't like to go, but if I visit the downtown area, I feel like I've stepped back in time. There are older…[read more]
69
  • Richland, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,069
67
  • Natchez, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,345
  • Natchez is like an "island" of beauty packed with nature preserves, parks and located near the Mississippi River. We have a good selection of restaurants and coffee houses. The National Historic Park is…[read more]
55
  • Waveland, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,454
70
  • Picayune, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,732
  • Picayune, Mississippi is a fantastic place to live! We've got plenty of attractions to check out and visit, but the one that we are probably known for the most is the Teddy Bear House Museum! Learn about…[read more]
68
  • Ripley, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,336
69
  • Columbia, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,292
60
  • Brookhaven, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,418
  • I've been living in Brookhaven Mississippi for the last three years and have enjoyed the small town culture and the unique boutiques and shopping experiences that are part of this old school laid back…[read more]
58
  • Horn Lake, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 26,785
  • Previous reviews from a resident who wanted to run a feline hotel in his neighborhood and another complaining because he cannot park in his front yard leave out one thing. Their neighbors. We deserve…[read more]
67
  • Philadelphia, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,399

Moving to a new city in Mississippi is a stressful process. Combine that with having to find a new school for your kids and stress levels can reach epic proportions! As they say “education is the cornerstone of our society” so you want to be sure that you find the right school for your children. Using science and data, AreaVibes has compiled a list of cities with the best education system in Mississippi with a minimum of 5,000 people.

Your children’s academic success can depend on your choice of education system. Finding the right city with the best education system in Mississippi is no easy task. The quality of education varies from state to state, city to city and even district to district. In creating this list, we wanted to take into account more than just test scores. Although we do believe that standardized test scores are important we also wanted to factor in classroom sizes and graduation rates.

To further narrow down your list of the cities with the best education system in Mississippi, you can use the filters above. This will allow you to filter based on cities or neighborhoods, city size as well as home and rent prices to ensure that the cities fall within your housing budget. You can also filter based on other important categories that may be important to you like amenities, cost of living, crime, employment, housing and weather.