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

Hornets Find a Way

It wasn’t easy, but the Hornets found a way to overcome a bevy of turnovers and a questionable spot in the 4th quarter to escape Heidelberg with a 21-14 non-division win Friday, September 19th. 
The Hornets were down a few men after last week’s exciting 43-42 victory over Stone County and needed some new faces to really step up.  Keith Dotson filled in quite nicely rushing for 134 yards on 21 carries and scoring the game winning touchdown with 48 seconds remaining in the game.  Jesse Pernell also contributed to the victory with a tough 18 carries for 127 yards.  The offense was given plenty of opportunities by a defense that was pretty much lights out after the 1st quarter.  The Hornets overcame some obstacles and found a way to enter the bye week at a solid 4-1 record. 
The real road begins next week as the Hornets travel to Moss Point for our first Division contest.  Ride to Jackson County next Friday and let’s get behind our team.

PHS Homecoming Court

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 on the PHS football field at 6:30 p.m., October 10.
Pictured left-right:
Top Row- Sophomore Maid: Merisa Myrick, Freshman Maid: Elizabeth Burge, Sophomore: Maid Harlee Stuart, Junior Maids: Ariel Dunn, Devynn Hart, and Abbi Holliday.
Bottom Row- Senior Maids:  Haley McClendon, Janna Ladner, Angel Hayes, Rachel Barras, and Madison Nodurft.


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. 

SPED Executive Summary 2014

Each year the Poplarville School District submits an executive summary as part of our IDEA project application. This summarizes our performance from previous year.