Named #1 high school on Coast

Last week, the Mississippi Department of Education released the results of last year’s data, including percentages that indicate student progress for the 2016-2017 school year.

For Pass Christian High School, these numbers include how well the students performed when they participated in the Subject Area Tests (SATP2) for Biology I and U.S. History and the Mississippi Academic Assessment Program (MAAP) for Algebra I and English II.

Additionally, the Accountability Model is comprised of student performance on Advanced Placement assessments, success in Dual Credit classes, ACT scores, and graduation rate.

Pass Christian High School continues to maintain the top ranking – an A school. Earning 826 out of a possible 1000 points, the high school showed incredible achievement in critical areas, notably growth of all and growth of students who have struggled in the past. Overall, Pass Christian is the 2nd ranked high school on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and 8th in the State of Mississippi.

With regard to ACT scores, PCHS finished 4th in the state overall and number 1 on the Coast.

After shoveling a bite of the celebration cake into their mouths, the faculty and staff at Pass High hurried off to their respective classrooms and went back to work trying to figure out how they were going to earn those missing 174 points.

“Yes, we celebrate the in-credible accomplishments, but then we quickly get back to the business of educating our kids. This A is representative of the whole school serving the whole student, each and every one of them,” points out Dr. Robyn Killebrew, principal.

Story by Heidi Byrd