Hancock County is fortunate to be able to offer both high-performing public and private schools. Our schools have been recognized with National Blue Ribbon Awards, have one of the highest graduation rates in the state, 88% of students are college bound and routinely perform above average on standardized tests, garner over $26 million in scholarships annually, and are members of multiple championship scholar-athlete programs. For detailed rankings and test scores, please consult the Mississippi Department of Education
. In addition, Hancock County is the only district where students can work directly with scientists and engineers from NASA’s Stennis Space Center and Naval Oceanographic & Meteorology Command.