School Details

Gulfport Central Middle School

1310 42nd Ave, Gulfport, MS 39501
(228) 870-1035

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 & ungraded 562 students 10 students/teacher (MS avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP)

In 2011-2012 Mississippi used the Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP) to test students in grades 4, 7 and 10 in writing. The MWAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above 2 on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Gulfport School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Gulfport Central Middle School is a public middle school in Gulfport. 562 students go to Gulfport Central Middle School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 93% of the 562 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Gulfport Central Middle School is 10:1. North Gulfport 8th Grade is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 81% 53%
Hispanic 2% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 15% 41%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9% 1%
Asian 0.9% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0%
Multiracial 0.2% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 93% 71%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    As a previous employee of Central - I would never work there again. The academics are horrible - I have never seen so many children repeating grades in my life! Ugh. GPISD needs help. Stop teaching kids how to pass tests and start TEACHING them!

  • (1 year ago)

    Great school great school I think that's a Jametta school is the best school and the most intelligent school that I have been to I have been went to Central is going great school great great students grade teachers great grades I had him it was not whored for specialty it's that didn't get more talk to them that it was actually more easier then him you know smart kids because they were taught right in taught in a nice manner that they love you know you know they got a head like to stuff like that The one thing I have to tell you about sent you guys the best grades behavior intelligence school I swear to loss my heart and hope to dad this school is amazing I love it I love it I love it and I repeat I had this school please go to the school you'll make it a most academics person in the world! These please please Sanchell Maskell doors

  • (2 years ago)

    We are always doing new and innovative things here at this school! We are a big secret! We have outstanding teachers faculty STUDENTS and staff! We dont get our shout outs like we should!

  • (2 years ago)

    My school is great. They have many activities available to the students here. They have the utmost expectations for their students. The teachers are all helpful and encouraging. Here at Central Middle we all can set and exceed our goals!

  • (2 years ago)

    My school Gulfport Central Middle has an incedible band. Our band has great potential to become one of the best band in our school district. GCMS band shows us how to commuicate with one another not just by talking but through music. It teaches leadership. - One band One sound....

  • (2 years ago)

    Gulfport Central Middle School is an excellent school! This is my 2nd year teaching here and I love it. The teachers are truly dedicated to providing the best education for their students!

  • (2 years ago)

    Gulfport Central Middle School is awesome. Some of the teachers take the time to think about us the students before they make decissions. The administrators teachers and staff strive to make the school more exciting. The atheletic department is awesome and the clubs at Central are outstanding. In my opinion Central is very COPACETIC. As Dr.Battle says every morning "Average is officially OVER!!"

  • (2 years ago)

    Central Middle School is a great school with wonderful students! Our students continue to strive for the best and work hard every day to achieve their goals.

  • (2 years ago)

    The gulfport central middle school is an excellent school with a great and respectful faculty!

  • (2 years ago)

    Gulfport Central Middle School has made great strides in the past few years. The educational experience is constantly improving and is among the best on the Coast. I would not hesitate to recommend this school and the Gulfport School District

  • (2 years ago)

    I grew up in the Gulfport School District sent my children here work here and am raising a grandchild and wouldn't have it any other way.

  • (2 years ago)

    Being a parent and an employee at the Gulfport SChool district i have never had any problems with this district!

  • (2 years ago)

    Gulfport School District Rocks! I have had 3 children attend this school district all of which graduated with honors!

  • (2 years ago)

    I love my school. Im so glad i work for this schhol dist. i wouldn't want to work for another school Dist. Gulfport School Dist. Rocks!!!!

  • (2 years ago)

    I am an Gulfport Central Middle Cafeteria and the food is really good the students enjoy it!

  • (2 years ago)

    This is my third year teaching at Gulfport Central Middle School and I love it! The administration and faculty think of the students with every decision made. We the teachers strive to differentiate the instruction to meet the needs of ALL of our students. We do everything that we can to help them achieve and succeed! GO COMMODORES!!!

  • (2 years ago)

    The faculty and staff have always been extremely nice and helpful. I believe that they truly care about the students in this district.

  • (2 years ago)

    Gulfport Central Middle School is a wonderful place to work! Great environment! I have been here over a year and absolutely love it!

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is located outside the Sea Bee base and frequently has military personnel from the base volunteering in the school which is a welcome sight. It is always nice to see our men in uniform giving back to the community and setting an example for the local students.The faculty and administration here work very closely with the parents to ensure that the students are provided with a first-class quality 21st century education that will stand them in good stead no matter what choice they make for their educational career; and those discussions are taking place in their 6th 7th and 8th grade classrooms. This is definitely an education for tomorrow!

  • (2 years ago)

    Gulfport Central Middle School is an awesome school with excellent staff members who are highly educated and devoted to helping children succeed.

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