2023 Best High Schools in Mississippi
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What High School Paths Does Mississippi Provide?
Mississippi has 357 high schools, which is 27% fewer than the average state, yet per capita it has 10% more high schools than the typical state, making it the 20th highest in the nation. The average rating for all of Mississippi's high schools is a B–, matching the national average.
69% of Mississippi's high schools are public, bringing the total to 245. There are 242 traditional public schools, which is an impressive 26% above the typical state. Of those, 144 (or 60%) exceed the national average in terms of quality. Unfortunately, there are no charter schools in the state of Mississippi.
When it comes to private high schools, there are 107 (or 30% of all schools) which is actually 38% more than the average state. The median rating of these schools is a B, with 58% of them scoring above the national average. A majority (73%) of the private schools are religiously affiliated and out of those, the most common is the Christian school with 70 total. Mississippi is only 8th in the nation for most religious schools per capita, so it's a bit below the average in terms of having faith-based options. There's also just a single all-boys school (which is 79% below the average state) and two all-girls schools (which is 24% below the average state).
Finally, Mississippi offers a limited number of online high schools, just two in total. This ranks the state at 35th in terms of online schools per capita and it's below the average by 56%.
Top 25 Best High Schools in Mississippi
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#1 Best High School in Mississippi
St. Andrew's Episcopal School
#2 Best High School in Mississippi
The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science
#3 Best High School in Mississippi
Jackson Preparatory School
#4 Best High School in Mississippi
#5 Best High School in Mississippi
St. Patrick Catholic High School
#6 Best High School in Mississippi
Saint Stanislaus High School
Bay St. Louis, MS
#7 Best High School in Mississippi
Ocean Springs High School
Ocean Springs, MS
#8 Best High School in Mississippi
Pass Christian High School
Pass Christian, MS
#9 Best High School in Mississippi
Madison Central High School
#10 Best High School in Mississippi