The Bay St. Louis-Waveland School District prides itself in providing a solid instructional foundation to all of our students that will prepare them for college and careers and help them to be productive members of society. The purpose of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction is to provide leadership and support to the administrators and teachers of the Bay St. Louis-Waveland School District. It is our goal to provide consistent, high-quality instruction across all grade levels. We strive to equip our teachers with a coherent, content-rich curriculum to ensure our students’ continued academic growth.
The 2018-2019 school year was a year of new leadership and the beginning of many successes for the Bay St. Louis-Waveland School District. As a result of the dedication and hard work of the staff and the students, the BWSD was the only district in the state to improve from a C to an A rating on the Mississippi Accountability Ratings. Additionally, the district ranked #1 in reading growth and #10 in math growth of the most promising 25% students. Bay High School was ranked #10 of 156 high schools in the state. The district as a whole improved from #61 to tied for #19 out of 145 districts in the state.
In spite of the challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, students have continued to learn and grow academically. Bay High School is ranked #5 in the state and #1 on the Coast for graduation rate. Additionally, Bay High School is ranked #1 in the state for graduation rate of students with disabilites.
The Mississippi Department of Education recognized both of BWSD's elementary schools, Waveland Elementary and North Bay Elementary, as Emerging Scince of Reading Schools for the 2022-2023 school year. Only seven schools in the state received this honor. This recognition is for schools that have trained teachers in the science of reading, exemplified a change of instructional practices, and embodied a school culture that focuses on building skillful, strong readers in kindergarten through third grade.
The Bay St. Louis-Waveland School District (BWSD) is dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination and to the provision of equity in its educational programs, services, and activities for all students. The BWSD does not discriminate in its educational programs and activities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, medical conditions, age, disability, or any other factor provided for by state and federal laws and regulations.
The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies:
Title XI: Nicole Menotti, Assistant Superintendent, 200 N. Second St., Bay St. Louis, MS 39520 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org ~ 228.467.6621
Section 504: Michelle Milton, ADA/504 Coordinator, 200 N. Second St., Bay St. Louis, MS 39520 ~email@example.com ~ 228.467.6621