ACADEMICS. ARTS. ATHLETICS.
Welcome to Ocean Springs HIGH SCHOOL!
Ocean Springs High School, home to over 1,900 highly-talented students and hundreds of dedicated & award-winning staff members, consistently scores among the top three high schools in the state of Mississippi. Ocean Springs High School proudly serves the coastal town of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, a beautiful, arts-driven town nestled along the Gulf Coast.
Our Schools & Learning Programs:
- Career & technical school (grades 9-12)
- Pre-AP Capstone Diploma Program
- AP Capstone Diploma Program (grades 11-12)
- International Baccalaureate program (grades 10-12)
OSHS knows each student learns differently, which is we offer a variety of learning programs tailored to fit each student and their family. OSHS has obtained the highest standard of accreditation Mississippi schools can achieve.
It is the mission of the Ocean Springs High School to teach our students essential content and strategies, which will enable them to apply knowledge beyond their school experience and to have a positive impact on society.
It is the vision of Ocean Springs High School to educate and inspire all students to their highest levels of achievement.
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Ocean Springs High School is proud to reside in the heart of the beautiful Mississippi Gulf Coast.
The City of Discovery
Ocean Springs, also known as "The City of Discovery," rests along the coast of Mississippi on the shores of the Biloxi Bay and Gulf of Mexico. The small community of about 17,000 features quiet beaches, close-knit downtown scene, and a robust arts community.
Ocean Springs earned its nickname from the French, an establishment of theirs in 1699 by Pierre Le Moyne D'Iberville. Since that time, the community has grown to 17,000 strong, with heavy influences from the arts community.
Notable artists like Peter Anderson, Walter Anderson, and George Ohr made Ocean Springs their home, and inspiration for their artwork.
Ocean Springs serves as hosts of the annual Peter Anderson Arts Festival, a weekend-long arts festival that brings hundreds of thousands of visitors to downtown.
The 1927 Public School
Due to overcrowding in a growing community and a necessity for centralized learning, a new city public school was opened in 1927 as "Ocean Springs High School." Miss Mary C. O'Keefe was the first Superintendent of Public Schools at Ocean Springs, and the former high school building is named in her honor.
In 1966, Ocean Springs High School moved out of the 1927 school and into what is now Ocean Springs Upper Elementary, where they stayed until summer of 2012. In 2012, a new, state-of-the-art school was completed along Old Spanish Trail, on the far-east end of the city.