Welcome to the Ocean Springs School District (OSSD) – Where We Bridge Academics, Athletics and the Arts! We have developed our website to serve as a resource for our students, school staff, parents and the Ocean Springs community. It is our mission to be a student-centered, high-performing school district that prepares it’s students to be life long learners, thinkers and productive members of our society. The foundation for this mission is clearly articulated in the OSSD’s strategic plan which holds all adults in the system responsible for the effective instruction of our students.
Students: Our mission is to focus on you and your preparation for the next phase of your lives. Every decision we make, every plan we implement, everything must be centered around you and your educational success. I strongly encourage you to reflect on the education that you are receiving and ask the hard questions of yourself and your teachers. Are you learning up to your potential so that you can be ready for college and a career upon graduating from Ocean Springs School District? Remember, smarter is what you become through active learning experiences!
Parents/Family: I encourage you to visit your child (ren) at school to see the dynamic learning experiences in which they are engaged on a daily basis. Just as important, your presence and attention to their academic lives will reinforce to your child your support for his or her academic achievement.
Staff: The challenge is very clear for us: A great teacher in every classroom for every student every day. It is our responsibility to support the instruction of students from whatever position you serve in the district-all roads must lead back to our students.
Community: As a school system, we are thankful to be in a community dedicated to students and schools. The strength of our collaboration is what makes Ocean Springs School District a great place to live and to learn.
Success does not happen by chance. School districts do not perform at high levels by accident-it is the thoughtful, deliberative acts of all facets of the school community that fosters success.
It’s Great to be a Greyhound!
Bonita Coleman, PhD
Superintendent of Schools