The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science in Columbus has been named one of the best of its kind in the country.

The school was ranked 34th on Newsweek magazine’s list of the best 500 STEM high schools in the country. The list was released by Newsweek in partnership with, and is part of a broader list of the top 5,000 science, technology engineering and mathematics (STEM) schools available on Newsweek’s website. The top 500 list was also published in Newsweek magazine. The full list was published on on Nov.8, which is National STEM Day.

“We are thrilled to be recognized by Newsweek as one of the top STEM schools in the country,” said MSMS Executive Director Germain McConnell. “This ranking is a testament to the tremendous faculty and staff at MSMS who continue to provide innovative learning experiences that prepare students to serve as future STEM leaders in Mississippi.”

In addition to MSMS, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Ridgeland also made the list, ranking number 450. Several high schools in surrounding states, such as Alabama, Tennessee and Louisiana also received a mention. The top slot on the list went to the School of Science and Engineering in Dallas.

MSMS has also appeared on other rankings, including being ranked as the 6th best public high school in the nation by Niche also ranked the MSMS faculty as the best high school faculty in the nation and ranked MSMS as the best public high school in Mississippi.


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