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School Spring Pictures taken by Bill Miller Photographers are now available for viewing and ordering. You may order by returning the order form to the school or by placing an order online. To view your child's portrait, use the QR code or enter the access code from the proof that was sent home today. If you need assistance locating your child's online access code, please visit and complete the access code request form.  All picture orders forms are due by Friday, April 12th.

Car Rider Procedures Morning Drop Off:

 Please drop your child off on the west side of the building.

 Please have your child ready to get out when it is his/her turn.(shoes on, jackets on, backpack accessible, etc.)

 The tardy bell rings at 7:45 am. Any student arriving on campus after 7:45, must be accompanied by an adult to the office to receive a tardy slip.

 Bell jams (music) begins at 7:40 am to remind students to “hustle” to class.

Afternoon Pick Up:

 Please DO NOT arrive on campus prior to 3:00 pm. Buses will exit the premises before car riders and walkers are dismissed.

 Remain in your vehicle during pick up.

 Once the car rider line begins to move, all students whose parents remain in the car rider line will be released BEFORE those students whose parents walk to the front door

It's almost time to start preparing for next school year! Registration for 2024-2025 will open on May 1st for new, returning, and kindergarten students! You can prepare now by gathering proofs of residency and logging in to Parent Portal.

For more information, visit, or click here:

In an effort to provide a safer and more hygienic way of attending OSSD sporting events, our athletic department has partnered with GoFan to move to a paper-free way of electronic ticketing.

This means that tickets for any OSSD athletic event will now be purchased completely online, with a digital copy of the ticket being sent to your device. Game attendants can then scan the electronic ticket off of your device when you enter the event just as they would with a paper ticket.

Our goal is to provide a more hygienic way of attending events by eliminating unnecessary exchanges of cash and paper.

To purchase tickets using GoFan:

  1. Visit
  2. Search "Ocean Springs."
  3. Select your school and event.
  4. Complete the steps on-screen to checkout.


District & Boundaries Map

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Our Mission:
It is the mission of the Ocean Springs School District to teach our students essential content and strategies, which will enable them to apply knowledge beyond their school experience and to have a positive impact on society.
Oak Park's Vision

Oak Park’s vision is to provide an Opportunity for All students to develop the foundation and Knowledge they will need to reach their full potential

OSSD's Vision:
It is the vision of Ocean Springs School District to educate and inspire all students to their highest levels of achievement.

Our Community

Ocean Springs School District is proud to reside in the heart of the beautiful Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Photo of downtown Ocean Springs

Photo by Jim Howton Photography. 

Photo of the Mary C

The building above served as the public high school from 1927-1966. It is now serves as a cultural arts center for the Ocean Springs community and carries the name of former OSSD Superintendent, Mary C. O'Keefe.

The City of Discovery
Ocean Springs, also known as "The City of Discovery," rests along the coast of Mississippi on the shores of the Biloxi Bay and Gulf of Mexico. The small community of about 17,000 features quiet beaches, close-knit downtown scene, and a robust arts community.
Ocean Springs earned its nickname from the French, an establishment of theirs in 1699 by Pierre Le Moyne D'Iberville. Since that time, the community has grown to 17,000 strong, with heavy influences from the arts community.
Notable artists like Peter Anderson, Walter Anderson, and George Ohr made Ocean Springs their home, and inspiration for their artwork.
Ocean Springs serves as hosts of the annual Peter Anderson Arts Festival, a weekend-long arts festival that brings hundreds of thousands of visitors to downtown.
The 1927 Public School
Due to overcrowding in a growing community and a necessity for centralized learning, a new city public school was opened in 1927 as "Ocean Springs High School." Miss Mary C. O'Keefe was the first Superintendent of Public Schools at Ocean Springs, and the former high school building is named in her honor.
Present Day
In 1966, Ocean Springs High School moved out of the 1927 school and into what is now Ocean Springs Upper Elementary, where they stayed until summer of 2012. In 2012, a new, state-of-the-art school was completed along Old Spanish Trail, on the far-east end of the city. 
Photo of Ocean Springs High School