Articles Poplarville High School

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 (vocie) (601) 795 8424 or (fax) (601) 795-1345.

Principal: Jonanthan Will
Assistant Principal: Timmy Story


Running back Keith Dotson, wowed Poplarville with his game-winning two point conversion in overtime on Friday night. The final score was 43-42 against the Stone County Tomcats. The Poplarville Hornets had been neck in neck with the Stone County Tomcats all night. They were tied 14-14 in the first quarter, then 21-21 at halftime, 28-28 third quarter, and ending the fourth quarter tied 35-35, forcing the game into overtime. The Tomcats scored first with a successful extra point bringing their score up to 42-35. Quarterback Clay Garrett scored for Hornets on the second overtime possession. Instead of the extra point, running back, Keith Dotson ran the ball in for a two point conversion, finalizing the game for the Hornets. Fullback Tyler Fricke, Wide Receiver Will Holiday, and Quarterback Clay Garrett each scored a touchdown for the Hornets. Keith Dotson scored 4 touchdowns and a 2 point conversion in an exciting ending to the game.

PHS Homecoming Court Announced

The PHS student council is pleased to announce this year’s homecoming court. The queen, selected from the senior maids, will be voted on during homecoming break festivities in room 205.  The presentation of the court and announcement of the queen will be at 6:30 p.m., October 10.    

Freshman Maid
Elizabeth Burge

Sophomore Maids
Merisa Myrick, Harlee Stuart

Junior Maids
Ariel Dunn, Devynn Hart, Abbi Holliday

Senior Grade Maids
Rachel Barras, Angel Hayes, Janna Ladner, Haley McClendon, Madison Nodurft


PHS 2013-2014 Yearbooks Have Arrived!

Graduating class of 2014 can pick up their copy in the front office with Mrs. Elana.  10th-12th grade can get their copy from Mrs. Owen in room 402.  If you didn’t pre-order a yearbook, cost is $45.  

Four Students Win at MHSRA State Finals

Four Students from Poplarville High School won state titles at this year’s Mississippi High School Rodeo Association’s State Finals. The MSHSRA is open to all high school students in the state of Mississippi. Students competed against 160 other students in 16 qualifying rodeos throughout the previous school year. 
The Finals were held in Hattiesburg, MS throughout the first week of June and consisted of two rounds and a championship round. Each rodeo and round contestants earn points. The top ten point earners for the year qualify for the championship round where they can also earn points and highest point earner for the year wins the state title.
The winner of each event receives a saddle, a buckle, and an invitation to the High School National Finals Rodeo in Wyoming. 
The four students from Poplarville High included:
Mckinsy Harris– Barrel Racing
Brandon McBride – Steer Wrestling
Chase Graves – Team Roping and Rookie All Around Cowboy
Clay Brown – Saddle Bronc
Chase Graves also won 2nd in the National Team Roping Finals in Wyoming against the top 4 competitors in each state. Earning him a National Reserve Champion title in Team Roping.

Pine Belt Oil / Exxon Math and Science Scholarship Award

Congratulations to Hannah Miller, daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Russell Miller, recipient of the 2014 Pine Belt Oil / Exxon Math and Science Scholarship award.  Poplarville High School would like to thank Pine Belt Oil Company for making it possible to receive a $750 Exxon Mobil Alliance Grant each year.

PHS Parent Survey

Poplarville High School’s goal is to provide a quality education for all our students, helping each student reach his/her potential through educational and social experiences. We believe in our students and are committed to preparing them for the future.  Because we know there is always room for improvement, the school is conducting a Parent Survey. The survey will be open through September 30.  You can access the survey by going to
Your responses are anonymous; the survey report will include only overall statistical information.  Your honest opinion is appreciated.  Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey!! 

PHS Hosts SuperStar Skills Basketball Camp

This year's SuperStar Skills Basketball Camp washeld at the Poplarville High School gym on Tuesday June 24th - Thursday June 26th. The camp was held for 6-9th graders. It was hosted by Coach Cable and the Hornets staff. There was a total of 20 kids to participate in the camp.

PHS Earns Bronze Award

PHS was awarded U.S. News and World Report's bronze medal and ranked as one of the nation's highest performing schools. The bronze medal is based on test scores of typical and less advantaged students in schools across the U.S.
A bronze medal is awarded if the school meets performance standards, but doesn't offer Advanced Placement courses or its College Readiness Index is less than 18.7 median needed to rank as silver.
"A good high school education is critical to prepare our future workforce," said Brain Kelly, editor and shief content officer of U.S. News and World Report in a press release. The 2014 Best High Schools rankings are designed to help families understand the increasing public school options available to them."
Poplarville is the only school in Pearl River County to receive a ranking by the U.S News and World Report. 

PHS Named as Value Added School in Mississippi

MISSISSIPPI STATE, MS— A local school from the Poplarville School District has been recognized at the recent statewide conference of the Program of Research and Evaluation of Public Schools (PREPS) for being named as a Value Added School. Over 1,000 Mississippi schools’ assessment results were recorded on the Mississippi Statewide Accountability System for 2012-2013. The PREPS value-added analysis resulted in 321 schools statewide designated as value-added schools. Of these schools, 193 are members of PREPS, and these 193 are the 2013* 
PREPS Value Added Award recipients. The awards were presented during the 2014 PREPS-MAPE Conference, March 19-20, 2014, at the Pearl River Resort in Choctaw, MS. Over 600 educators and business leaders were present at the 2014 PREPS-MAPE Conference. 
The following school was recognized for outstanding performance: 
SATP2 Biology I Poplarville High School 
SATP2 English II Poplarville High School 
PREPS Value Added analysis began in June 1997. PREPS Value Added analysis allows for comparisons of educational performance among Mississippi Schools, taking into account (or holding constant) the impact of differences in the socioeconomic background of the students considered in the research. The model is used in the PREPS Value Added Awards Program to identify schools which are adding value by performing significantly better than other schools with comparable socioeconomic circumstances. The Value Added analysis produces a band of predicted score performance and recognizes those schools which are performing above the predicted band. Using MCT2 and SATP2 school level scale score average for 2012-2013 assessments reported by the Mississippi Department of Education under the Mississippi Assessment and Accountability Reporting System (MAARS) and the school socioeconomic indicator (percent of students on free or reduced lunch), PREPS has performed Value Added analysis at the elementary through high school levels. 
PREPS is a private non-profit consortium of school districts whose purpose is to develop and implement educational products and services that help manage and support districts' efforts to demonstrate improvement in their instructional programs. PREPS is supported by the College of Education at Mississippi State University and is housed in the Center for Educational Partnerships, the service division of the college. Collaboration among member districts enables each district to benefit from the development of products and services that no single district is capable of developing alone. 
For more information, please contact the PREPS office at 662-325-3720.
*2013 denotes the assessment/accountability data analysis is based upon.