Bay High School

Assistant Principal: Johnnette Bilbo

Assistant Principal: Zach Ferry

Address: 750 Blue Meadow Road Street, Bay St. Louis, MS 39520

Phone: 228-467-6611

Fax: 228-466-0883

School Hours: 7:55am - 3:15pm

Office Hours: 7:25am - 4:45pm

Upcoming Events

September 9 - National ACT Saturday Test Day

September 13 - ASVAB on Campus. See Mrs. Ladner to register

September 14 - Senior Absentee Composite Photos on Campus

September 15 - Pep Rally

September 21-22 - Term 1 Exam Days

September 25 - Homecoming Week (Marvelous Monday)

September 26 - Homecoming Week (Take Me to the Movies)

September 27 - Homecoming Week (How the West was Won)

September 27 - Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally

September 28 - Homecoming Week (Throwback Thursday)

September 29 - Homecoming Week (We are the Champions - Blue & Gold)

September 29 - Homecoming Game @ 7:00pm

September 29 - Early Release Day

September 30 - Homecoming Dance 8:00-11:00

October 2 - 6 - Fall Break (No School)

October 9 - Fall Break (No School - for Students)

October 9 - PD Day (For Staff)

October 11 - NHS Induction Ceremony @ 5:30pm

October 13 - Pep Rally

October 16 - Report Cards Go Home

Class of 2024 Important Dates

September 9 ACT National Test Date

September 13 ASVAB

September 14 Senior Absentee Composite Photo session

October 28 ACT Test Day

October 31 Last Day to Purchase a Senior Yearbook Ad

Yearbook Prices increase from $50 to 65 after this date

Senior Quote form submission due to Mrs. Pennington

November 6 Senior Parent Meeting - 6:00 BHS Auditorium

November 17 Baby Photos due to Mrs. Pennington for yearbook

December 1 Cap and Gown Photos on Campus

December 9 ACT Test Day

December 14 Senior Fee Due

February 2 Senior Meeting 10:00 a.m

February 10 ACT Test Day

March 1 Senior Meeting - 10:00 a.m.

March 10 Last day to purchase a yearbook

March 16 PROM

March 20 ASVAB

March 22 Senior Meeting 10:00 a.m.

March 25 Tentative Date for Orange Beach Senior Trip

April 13 ACT Test Day

April 19 Senior Meeting – 10 am

May 9 Senior ExamsMay 17 Graduation - 7:00 PM

May 13 Tentative Senior Cap and Gown Showcase Parade

May 14 Honors Diploma/Top 10 Brunch 

May 16 Graduation Practice - 9:00 - 11:00 (MANDATORY FOR ALL SENIORS)

May 17 Graduation - 7:00 PM

May 18 Inclement Weather Makeup Graduation Day - 9:00 a.m.

Welcome to Bay High School

Bay High School has a current graduation rate of 94.3% and is number sixteen in the state of Mississippi and number two on the MS Gulf Coast in graduation rate. Bay High School has the second highest rate of graduation of students with special services in the state of Mississippi. Bay High School is a 4-year public high school enrolling approximately 540 students.  The student body is culturally diverse with a population that is 67% white, 28% black, 3% Hispanic, and 1% Asian and 1% other.   Bay High School is accredited by Advanced Ed. The Class of 2023’s ACT composite score average was a 21.25 vs. the national average of a 20.6. Bay High School has been named as one of the top 25 high schools in Mississippi by  100% of the athletic teams are classified as scholar athletic teams by the MS High School Activities Association.

The Bay High School English II State Assessment Proficiency data is ranked number 2 in the state of Mississippi and we are ranked number 1 on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The Bay High School US History State Assessment Proficiency data is ranked number 9 in the state of Mississippi and number 3 on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.



The academic program at Bay High School is organized on a 4x4 schedule.  Twenty-four honors classes are offered in math, English, science, and social studies.  The following Dual Credit courses are offered on Bay High School’s campus through William Carey University: Algebra, English Composition I, Physics, Psychology, Trigonometry and World Civilization I and II.  Dual enrollment courses are available from Pearl River Community College.  The following Advanced Placement courses are offered: Biology, English Language and Composition, Statistics and World History   A minimum of 28 credits is required for graduation.  Students may earn the following diploma endorsements:  Academic, Career/Technical or Distinction.  Students may also enroll in the Honors Program by earning a 3.5 at taking a minimum of 12 honors classes or High Honors by earning a 3.75 and taking a minimum of 12 honors classes.

Class of 2023

34% matriculated to 4-year colleges or universities, 47% matriculated to a 2-year institution, and 19% entered the workforce or the military. Bay High School has increased our Dual Credit opportunities on campus as well as virtually, reinstated the offering of AP courses, has the Health Sciences Sports Medicine vocational course offering, partners with our neighboring school system for additional career technical programming, continues to offer a nationally-recognized JROTC program that provides solid training for career options in the military, mechanics and more.

Bay High has a quality fine arts department that focuses on arts, dance, choir and music. We offer strong and competitive athletic programs that teach teamwork, dedication, character, sportsmanship and more. For the eighth time, the school has been named a National Bronze Medal High School by US News & World Report, and has been continuously accredited by AdvancEd since 1938. We have a new, yet vibrant, Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) system and have received a state grant for this program and are a model site in Mississippi.


Bay Waveland School District serves the cities of Bay Saint Louis and Waveland.  The combined population of these cities is approximately 20,000.  The district has a diversified income base; however, for the 2022-2023 school year 100% of the students qualify for free or reduced lunches through the CEEP program