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The Poplarville High School serves students grades 9th through 12th. The campus is located at #1 Hornet Drive, Poplarville MS 39470. You can reach PHS at (voice) (601) 795 8424 or (fax) (601) 795-1345.

Principal: Jonanthan Will
Assistant Principal: Timmy Story

Dance Team Tryout Information

Parent Meeting - Tuesday, March 7th @ 6 pm PHS Library
Skills Clinic - Friday, March 10th @ 4 PHS Gym
Material taught - Saturday, March 18th 9am - 12pm PHS Gym
Tryouts - Saturday, March 18th 2pm - until PHS Gym

PHS Cheer are State Champions

Congratulations to the Poplarville High School Cheerleaders for placing First in the 2A-4A Medium Varsity Division at the Mississippi High School Activities Association State Cheer Competition held on Saturday, December 17, 2016, in Jackson, Mississippi.

The Hornets, who competed against 10 other squads, came in first place for the first time in Poplarville history.   

Pictured – Captain-Mikaela B., Co-Captain-Takyla P., Co-Captain-Harlee Jo S., Holli A., Landry B., Tatum D., Faith N., Gabrielle B., Sadie H., Austin M., Seana R., Ashanti B., Jacenta D., Ravyn G., Macey H., Harper P., Karlee R., and Madysen S.  The PHS Cheerleaders are coached by Keri Smith and Alesa Lee, Choreographer.





Perfect Attendance Award at PHS

Poplarville High School students were encouraged to meet the goal of perfect attendance for the month of November. Students with perfect attendance were entered into a drawing for a personal Chromebook. There were 272 students entered into the drawing. The drawing took place on Monday, December 12th, and we are excited to announce the winner of the Chromebook is Mia Missimer! Mia is an all A student, enrolled in the Digital Media Program and a member of the Technology Students Association. Congratulations Mia! 

4A All-State Football Team Selected

6 players from the 2016 Varsity Football Team have been selected to represent Poplarville on the 4A All-State Football Team.  Players were voted on by coaches from around the state of Mississippi.

Senior fullback Jesse Pernell was selected for the Class 4A All-State Offense First-Team.  Pernell ran 215 times for 1,830 yards and scored 27 touchdowns for 162 points.

Senior cornerback Aritaeus Johnson was selected for the Class 4A All-State Defense First-Team.  Aritaeus led the state in Class 4A football with 9 interceptions.  

Senior offensive lineman Austin Arceneaux and Junior running back Austin Bolton were both selected for the Class 4A All-State Offense Second-Team.  Bolton ran 196 times for 1,746 yards and scored 24 touchdowns for 144 points.

Senior defensive end Jamerrick Waller and Senior defensive tackle Chad Hart were both selected for the Class 4A All-State Defense Second-Team.



Lady Hornets are 8-0 after Win over Picayune

The Poplarville High School Lady Hornet Basketball Team is on fire with 8 straight wins!  The Lady Hornets are 8-0 after last night’s close win against Picayune 44-41.

The Hornets have defeated Vancleave, East Marion, North Forest, Pearl River Central twice, Stone, Hancock and now Picayune.

The Hornets will be back in action at home Monday, December 12th against Lumberton and Tuesday, December 13th against D’Iberville.


The Poplarville High School Cheerleaders would like to thank these area businesses that have donated items to them for the 2016 Football Season:

Sonic of Poplarville                                                      Allstate Insurance

Puttin on the Pink of Pearl River                                 County Deb’s Pizza

Pearson’s Barber Shop                                                Scooters

ReSteel Express                                                          Debbie’s Computer Service

Pearl River County Hospital and Nursing Home         Kid’s Kampus Too

Lampton-Love Magnolia Gas                                       Perry’s Seafood

Poplarville Animal Clinic                                               The Poplarville Clinic

Mississippi Army National Guard and Carley Davis

The PHS Cheerleaders appreciate the community support that they receive every year!

The PHS Cheerleaders will complete their season on Saturday, December 17th, at the MHSAA State Cheer Competition in Jackson, MS.


PHS Rodeo Team Continues to Impress

The Poplarville Rodeo Team has been on a Roll at the last two rodeos.  

PHS Rodeo Team members traveled to Brookehaven, Mississippi on November 11th and 12th to compete in the II Lazy J Rodeo of the season.

Here are the results:

Barrel Racing

2nd Dylan Traylor

10th  Holli Ard

Breakaway Roping

5th Brooke Ladner
9th Holli Ard
11th Dylan Traylor

Calf Roping

1st Ross Barnett
2nd Kason Davis

Goat Tying

7th Brooke Ladner

Pole Bending

3rd- Dylan Traylor
4th- Brooke Ladner

Steer Wrestling

2nd Ross Barnett
3rd Pacey McBride
4th Chase Graves

Team Roping

2nd- Ross Barnett and Partner
5th- Brooke Ladner and Partner
9th- Pacey McBride and Rachel Harris

On December 2nd and 3rd, the PHS Rodeo Team traveled to Meridian, Mississippi to compete in the East Central Rodeo.

Here are the results:

Barrel Racing
2nd-Holli Ard

Breakaway Roping
1st-Brooke Ladner
2nd-Drew Howard

Calf Roping
1st-Kason Davis
4th-Chase Graves

Goat Tying
3d-Brooke Ladner

Pole Bending
8th-Dylan Traylor

Team Roping
3rd-Kason Davis & Bryce Graves

The next rodeo scheduled will be the MJHSRA in Purvis on February 17-18, 2017.


Basketball Game Update

The basketball game scheduled for this Friday, December 9th against North Pike has been rescheduled to Wednesday, December 28th from 2:00-3:30 p.m. at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.  This game is for Boys Only!

Poplarville Hornet Hoops

Deadline to sign-up and pay for Hornet Hoops is Thursday, December 15th.  For more information or questions, please contact the PHS Office at 601-795-8424.

PHS 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Mrs. Erin Breland who was selected as Poplarville High School’s Teacher of the Year.  She was selected by her colleagues for this award.

Mrs. Breland attended PRCC for two years and then transferred to USM where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with an endorsement in Math.  She has been teaching Foundations of Algebra and Algebra 1 for the past 3 years at Poplarville High School.

Mrs. Breland reflects on her favorite part of teaching, “My favorite part of teaching is when a student’s attitude about school completely changes.  I love to hear students say that they can’t wait to come to my room to learn.  I love seeing them light up when they have finally understood a concept that they have never understood before.  I also love being able to be a positive influence to students.  I try to exhibit the behaviors that will help these students be successful not only in the classroom but in life as well”.

Thank you for your hard work and dedication to Poplarville High School!



Attention Seniors: FAFSA Day Set for December 7

Seniors - you can now complete your FAFSA. Get2College will be at PHS on Wednesday, December 7th for a FAFSA Day where they help you or your parent complete your financial aid application. There are still a few appointment spots available. Call Katie Young, Shelly Dement or Tammy Ladner to schedule an appointment. The PHS telephone number is 601-795-8424. The FAFSA Day will be held in the CDC Building on the Poplarville High School campus. 

Most colleges have a priority deadline of March 1 for you to submit your FAFSA. If you want to do this on your own, make sure you go to - the .com site will ask you for money. FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

Here's a list of the most common items you will need to complete your FAFSA:
2015 Parent and Student Tax Returns
Parent and Student Social Security Number, Address, Date of Birth
Parent Driver License Number
(Date parents got married or divorced, guardianship papers, total value of assets excluding your home or retirement)