Pascagoula-Gautier School District

The Pascagoula-Gautier School District encompasses two cities, Pascagoula and Gautier, with 19 schools -- 10 elementary schools, two 5th-6th grade academies, two middle schools, two high schools, a College and Career Technical Institute, a Jackson County Exceptional School, and an Opportunity Center.

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PGSD Highlights

  • Small class sizes
  • 1:1 ratio Chromebooks to students in 4th-12th grade  
  • Advanced STEM courses
  • Dual-credit college courses and Advanced Placement classes
  • Most career-technical courses in the state 

Finding Success for Every Child 

Every student’s path after high school is different. PGSD recognizes that and has created a curriculum that helps every student succeed. Rigorous coursework has helped students receive academic scholarships to competitive colleges and universities across the country. For those looking to enter the workforce right away, PGSD offers the most career-technical courses in the state. PGSD partnered with Ingalls Shipbuilding to renovate a welding lab at the College and Career Technical Institute as a pipeline to the shipyard for students to gain training and earn high-paying jobs at Ingalls. 


Extracurricular activities are important in creating a well-rounded educational experience. School sponsored activities such as band, student government, honor societies, and other clubs receive great community support. Superior athletic programs in Pascagoula schools have produced some of the most outstanding athletes at the state and national level. A $15 million Performing Arts Center at Pascagoula High School gives students a place to channel their creativity through the arts. 

Resurrection Catholic School 

Resurrection Catholic School is 1 of 14 schools in the Catholic Diocese of Biloxi. There are two campus in Pascagoula -- an elementary school and a middle/high school. Resurrection Catholic School leaders are passionate about education, but also passionate about students becoming life-long disciples devoted to ministry.

RCS Highlights

  • Focus on service and Christ filled education
  • Small class sizes
  • Dual-credit college courses and Advanced Placement Classes


Students have the opportunity to participate in school sponsored activities on both campuses such as student council, Interact Club, Key Club, honor societies, and Campus Ministry. RCS seniors are able to work with elementary students and the Jackson County Exceptional School through the Senior Service Program. RCS encourages involvement of families through PTO, community mass, and many other activities throughout the year. Student athletes have gone on to play sports at the junior college and university level. The football, bowling, volleyball and tennis teams have all participated in state-level competition in recent years.


Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College7 miles
William Carey University (Tradition Campus)30 miles
University of South Alabama37 miles
Spring Hill College39 miles
University of Southern Mississippi (Gulf Park Campus)44 miles
University of Mobile48 miles
William Carey University (Hattiesburg Campus)93 miles
University of Southern Mississippi (Hattiesburg Campus)94 miles