- About Our School
Pearl River Central High School
Pearl River Central High School
Home of the Blue Devils
Principal: Mrs. Stacy Baudoin
Assistant Principals: Andy Kivlan and Tara White
7407 Hwy 11,Carriere, MS 39426
Phone: 601-798-1986 Fax: 601-799-0068
Pearl River Central High School is staffed by a faculty of fifty-seven certified teachers and services almost one thousand students. Over twenty-fivepercent of the faculty presently hold graduate degrees with many more currently pursuing graduate degrees. Our high school strives to educate, enrich, and respect every student. We are working diligently to becoming one of the few STAR schools in south Mississippi.
What is a Blue Devil?
Sometimes people think that our blue devil mascot represents or is related to the red devil we are warned about in church. This is totally not true! The blue devils were actually a decorated regiment, in the French army, during World War I. Their flowing blue capes and distinctive berets caught the publics imagination. Once the United States joined World War I the some of the French Blue Devils traveled across the United States to help raise money for the war effort. This is when the mascot symbol we use was first created. The Blue Devils of France are known for their courage, dedication, and willingness to succeed. These characteristics are what being a Blue Devil is all about.
(Below are sample of the earliest dipictions of the French Blue Devils over ninety years ago)
- High School Administration
Pearl River Central High Administration
Principal: Ms. Stacy Baudoin
Assistant Principal & Vocational Director: Kelly Beech
Assistant Principal & Athletic Director Andy Kivlan
- Principal's Message
A Message from Mrs. Baudoin
Greetings Pearl River Central High School Family:
We have had a great start to the 2012-20123school year with lots of changes taking place at Pearl River Central High School. It is a privilege for us to lead a hard working staff and student body. Everyone is dedicated to ensuring that academic achievement is a high priority.
Our vision is to create a school that provides the knowledge, skills, and support for our students to be successful whether it is attending college after high school or entering into the workforce. We will do this by providing our students with a rigorous and relevant curriculum in a safe, positive environment while building relationships with our students, parents and the community. We have three goals we are working towards. First, we will exceed the state average in all areas on our state tests. Our students are required to pass the state tests in English II, Algebra I, Biology I, and US History to graduate. We want to ensure that our students score high on these tests because we want our students to have a competitive edge on all students in Mississippi and in the nation. Second, we will exceed the national average on the ACT. Often times, an ACT score translates into money for college. We want all of our students who are planning to attend college to have a scholarship. Third, we will decrease our drop out rate. We want all of our students to be high school graduates.
We have several strategies that we are employing to achieve our goals. However, we need your help with student attendance. It is imperative that students come to school every day and arrive on time. Research has shown that school attendance is the biggest factor influencing academic success. By attending school regularly, your child is more likely to keep up with daily lessons and assignments and take quizzes and tests on time. Your commitment to school attendance sends a message to your child that education is a priority.
Progress reports are sent home every other week. You can also access your child’s grades and attendance through Active Parent on our school website. We need you to monitor your child’s attendance and academic progress. We are here for you and your child. Feel free to contact us with any of your concerns.
We want to thank you for your support. We welcome your comments and suggestions at all times because we need your help in making our school a better place.
Stacy Baudoin, Principal
Kelli Beech, Assistant Principal/Vocational DirectorAndy Kivlan, Assistant Principal /Athletic Director
1. Learning is the chief priority for the school
2. All students can learn.
3. Students learn best when they are actively engaged in an appropriate, meaningful, and challenging learning environment.
4. Students need to demonstrate not only essential knowledge and skills but also the ability to solve problems and produce quality work.
5. Assessments of student learning should provide students with a variety of opportunities to demonstrate their achievement of the expectations for their learning.
6. Students, teachers, administrators, parents, and the community share the responsibility for advancing the school’s mission.
7. The commitment to continuous improvement is imperative if our school is going to enable students to become confident, self-directed, lifelong learners.
- Counselor's Corner
Academic CounselingCounselors CornerGuidance Counselors: Mrs. Robin Craft & Mrs. Karen HoelzelRecords Clerk: Teresa SmithOur Counselors handle a various tasks and duties.Scheduling, administration ofstate test, advising, and scholarships applications, are just a few of the duties they are responsiblefor managing. Parent conferences can also be set up through our counselors and if your child is outof school for an extended period of time you can request work to be collected. If you haveany questions or concerns please contact them at 601-798-1986.Important Links:
- PRCHS Library
PRC High School Library
- Course Syllabi