Gulfport school information

IndexGulfportMississippiNational
Average Test Scores36%28%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:116:116:1
Total public schools2489379,221
Total private schools720624,874
Total post-secondary schools5687,963
The Gulfport, MS educational system consists of 24 public schools, 7 private schools and 5 post-secondary schools. Gulfport public schools have average test scores of 36% which is 28% higher than than the Mississippi average and 28% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Gulfport public schools is 15:1, compared to 16:1 in Mississippi and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 79.7% of students have completed 8th grade, 78.4% have completed high school, 21.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.9% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Gulfport are 28% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 24 public schools in Gulfport.
  • 79.7% of people in Gulfport have completed 8th grade.
  • 78.4% of people in Gulfport have completed high school.
  • 21.6% of people in Gulfport have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Gulfport

IndexGulfportMississippiNational
Completed 8th grade79.7%78.6%84.3%
Completed high school78.4%76.7%83.0%
Completed some college55.6%52.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree29.5%29.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors21.6%21.0%30.3%
Completed masters7.5%7.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.9%2.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.9%0.9%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Gulfport (high school & post-secondary)

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Gulfport, MS71,26536%28%

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Source: The Gulfport, MS education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.