Ocean Springs Middle School
Ocean Springs Middle School

National Blue Ribbon School


Middle School Front

The Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools that are either academically superior or that demonstrate dramatic gains in student achievement to high levels. In addition to being honored at a ceremony in Washington, DC, where each school receives a plaque and flag signifying their status, these schools serve as models for other schools throughout the nation. 


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Parent Information


  • MDE Level 5
  • Superior Performing School
  • Mississippi Blue Ribbon School
  • Mississippi Blue Ribbon School
    These schools have been recognized by the Department of Education for achieving superior standards of academic excellence.
  • Accredited Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Mississippi Gold Medal Physical Education Award
  • Mississippi Exemplary Tech Prep Site
  • Mississippi Exemplary Inclusion Program Award
  • ASSP “100 Highly Effective Middle Schools In the United States”

    Duke TIPs Program yielded the largest number of students selected in our history

    National Spanish and National French Exam several students ranked in the top 25

Contact Information

  • Address
    3600 Hanshaw Road

    Ocean Springs, MS  39564

  • Administration
    Phone: 228-872-6210

    Fax: 228-872-9850

  • Counselors'
    Phone: 228-872-6213

    Fax: 228-872-7135

  • Attendance
  • Transportation
     • Bus Riders – to locate your child’s bus number and pick-up and drop-off times please go to Parent tab of our district website and click on iFinder.

     • Car Riders – our car rider line is located on the west side parking lot adjacent to Hanshaw Road. Click here for a map of procedures.

  • School Hours
     -Students may arrive on campus and enter the building at 7:55 AM

     - The instructional day begins at 8:30 AM (tardy bell) and ends at 3:35 PM.


     Kelly Pitalo                 Lindsey Morris  


Car Riders and Walkers

*Car rides and walkers will be dismissed at 3:35. We ask that in the car rider line you leave the outside lane open to allow easy departure. We will continue to have bus delays this week. We appreciate your patience during this time. 

Car Rider Procedures

Car Rider Traffic Flow


School Fees

There is an option to pay school fees on the OSSD website here .More


 Please help support the OSMS PTO by becoming a member $20.00 and/ purchasing T-shirts. PTO focuses on rewards to students and staff. Please contact Andrea Osman.More

Dress Code

*Sleeveless shirts must have all shoulder areas at least 3” wide.  Appropriate undergarments are to be worn at all times.

*Sheer blouses must have appropriate undergarments conceal underwear or cleavage.

*Shorts, skirts, and dresses may be worn if the length is equal to 4 ½ inches above knee.

*Exposing holes that exceed the 4 ½” are prohibited.

*Leggings, jeggings, and yoga pants are ONLY allowed if the shirt or blouse exceeds fingertip length. 


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Twitter:  @OSMiddle

Instagram:  ocean_springs_middle_school

Student Medications

* Students are NOT allowed to bring and/or carry any type of medications to school.  OSSD School Board Policy dictates disciplinary action for possession of unauthorized medications on campus.  If you have any questions, please contact Nurse Howze.

OSMS Clubs

Come join one of our great clubs!!!! Just see one of the teachers listed below to join.

*Inclusive Club: Kim Somers

*Sailing: Blake Brown

*SCRAT: David Lapointe, Leah Puzz, Sue Lynn Weldon,

*Jr. Civitan: Catherine Melchi

*LitWits Club (Book Club): Melissa Davis.


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