School Choice Options in Mississippi

Public School Open Enrollment

State allows parents to choose any traditional public school for their child, regardless of location?


Public Charter Schools

State has a charter school law allowing for the creation of charter schools?


Public Magnet Schools

State permits public magnet and theme-based schools?


Online Learning

State offers free, full-time online academies, either run by the state or independent organization?


Private School Choice

State offers a private school choice scholarship or tax deduction program?


Homeschooling Freedom

Parents are free to educate their children at home (homeschooling)?


Mississippi Celebrates National School Choice Week

Mississippi Coalition School Choice Rally

January 24, 2017 at 10:00am

400 High St, Jackson, MS 39201

Students, Teachers, and School Choice Supporters from across the state are hosting a rally to share their message with Mississippi: School Choice Works!

Students Talent Showcase

January 25, 2017 at 5:00pm

Bettie E. Woolfolk Middle School, 209 E. Fifth Street - Yazoo City, MS 39194

Students' Talent Showcase will be students from all three grade levels. They are preparing themselves over the holiday break. To display artwork, creative writings and published poems, instrumental music by band members, educational rapping, singing and more.

For all events check out Mississippi'sMaster Events Lists Go!

Mississippi Leadership Makes It Official
January 22-28 2017 is School Choice Week

Governor Phil Bryant has officially proclaimed January 22-28 2017 as "School Choice Week" in Mississippi.

Officials in the following cities and counties have officially proclaimed January 22-28, 2017 School Choice Week:

  • Purvis
  • Gautier
  • Pass Christian
  • Quitman
  • Long Beach

For more information, read news releases about specific events planned for the Magnolia State.


Want More?

Members of the media can request a list of school leaders in their state, who can discuss their participation in National School Choice Week by contacting Shelby Doyle at

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