The Pascagoula-Gautier District (PGSD), located in the southeast corner of Mississippi and between the cities of Gulfport / Biloxi, MS and Mobile, AL, is a public school district that houses approximately 7,000 students in 19 elementary (K-4), academy (5-6), middle school (7-8), high school (9 - 12), and specialty school campuses that serve the cities of Gautier and Pascagoula, MS.
The PGSD, established in 1912, has a current school budget of $78 million and employs over 1100 teachers, administrators, instructional and other support personnel.
The PGSD is a long-standing member of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) accreditation agency, has two (2) Blue Ribbon high schools (2005), and has an accreditation level of 4 (out of 5) from the MS Dept. of Education Office of Accreditation.
The PGSD's current superintendent, Wayne V. Rodolfich, was the recipient of the Terrell H. Bell Award from the U.S. Department of Education Secretary Margaret Spellings (2005), has had visits from the President and First Lady of the United States, George and Laura Bush (2006), and received the Governor's Award for Perseverance (as a result of damage sustained in Hurricane Katrina, 2006).
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