PHS Poplarville High School

The Poplarville High School serves students grades 9th through 12th. The campus is located at #1 Hornet Drive, Poplarville MS 39470. You can reach PHS at (voice) (601) 795 8424 or (fax) (601) 795-1345.

Principal: Jonanthan Will
Assistant Principal: Timmy Story

Here We Go Again - The Hive Student Section

The student section at Poplarville High School, The Hive, is back in action for the 2015-2016 school year.  The Hive, led by Abbi Holliday and Devynn Hart, is expected  to be bigger and louder than ever.  The student section is active at every single home game and some away games.  They are currently trying to organize a bus to transfer students to and from the away games.  Abbi Holliday states, “The Hive swarms our opponents any chance we get.  As for right now we ask that only high school students be in The Hive.  No one really realizes how much our sports teams depend on us!  The more people we have in The Hive, the better.”  So everyone come out to watch our Hornets swarm the next opposing team and “Hold It Down” so that they will “Bust It Wide Open” and “I Believe That We Will Win” because “Here We Go Again”.

Hornets Defeat Stone County

Friday September 11th, Poplarville Hornets traveled to Stone County.  Hornets were only leading by 2 points at halftime with a score of 14-12.  The Hornets would eventually take the lead and come out victorious with a final score of 35-12.
Hornets will travel to Hancock this Friday, September 18th to battle the 6A Hancock Hawks.

Hornets Swarm the Panthers

Friday, September 4th, the Lumberton Panthers traveled to Poplarville.  Hornets swept the Panthers with a final score of 42-8.  This is the first time the Poplarville Hornets have defeated the Lumberton Panthers in the past 19 match-ups.

2015 Homecoming Court Announced

The PHS Student Council is pleased to announce the 2015 Homecoming Court
​9th Grade Maid:    
Gabbi Benefield
10th Grade Maids:  
Holli Ard
Elizabeth Burge
11th Grade maids:  
Takyla Parker
Abby Smith
Harlee Stuart
12th Grade Maids:  
Caylen Beall
Devin Cazeaux
Myranda Diamond
Devyn Hart  
Alon Travis​

Hornet Apparel Available

The Soccer and Baseball Teams are selling Hornet apparel.  You can place your order with a member of either of these teams or in the PHS front office.
Thank you for supporting our student athletes!!!

Hornets VS Devils Friday

Poplarville Hornets will face the Pearl River County Blue Devils at home this Friday, August 28th at 7:00 p.m.  Come out with your cowbells ringing to support the Hornets!

PHS Students Accomplishments Recognized

Two Poplarville High School students were recognized for their recent accomplishments before the football game Friday, August 21st.
Zanaisha Turner, daughter of Monica Smith-Moon and Montrell Turner, is the 2015 4A Triple Jump State Champion.  She went undefeated.
Chase Graves, son of Lisa and Frank Graves, is the Mississippi State Team Roping Champion.

Set an example: VOTE

Poplarville Student Council has been busy preparing for homecoming elections. They have learned the importance of having the election easily available to every student while maintaining integrity and security with the ballots. The student council would like to encourage the community to take part in Tuesday’s county elections so as to set an example for our student body.  By voting, you show our students that the privilege to elect those who hold office is a hard fought American right. 

PHS Yearbooks are In

Graduating class of 2015 can pick up their copy in the front office with Mrs. Elana.  10th-12th grade can get their copy from Mrs. Owen in room 402.  If you didn’t pre-order a yearbook, cost is $50.00!

Football Season is Here, Let's All Give the Hornets a Cheer


It’s that time of year, football season, and the PHS cheerleaders are ready to cheer for the Hornets! Join us on Saturday, August 29, 2015, to learn cheers, chants, and dances in the PHS GYM from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. We will perform Pre-Game at the September 3, 2015, football game. Appropriate attire required, tennis shoes only please. Ages 4-12. Refreshments will be provided. Each participant will receive a t-shirt.

COST: $25.00– Includes: Cheer Clinic, t-shirt, and game performance

Deadline to sign-up Monday, August 24th! Please contact Keri Smith at Poplarville High School to sign up! PHS: 601-795-8424, ext. 5205 or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Meet The Hornets Announced

Poplarville High School will have open house from 5:00-6:30 on Thursday, August 13th. MEET THE HORNETS will follow open house at 7:00 at Hornet Stadium. Hope to see everyone there!


PHS Cat Pack Attends Clinic

Members of the Poplarville High School Cat Pack attended the Pearl River County Animal Shelter Vaccination/Microchip Clinic Saturday, May 2, 2015.  This is the second time this school year that the Cat Pack members have attended the clinic.  The purpose of the event was to provide low cost vaccinations and microchips for cats and dogs.  The students assisted the pet owners with paperwork.  The Poplarville Cat Pack members enjoyed the experience and hope to attend the next clinic in the Fall.  Hopefully the students will continue to volunteer at the animal shelter in our county or where ever they may live and work in the future.  Citizens can volunteer many ways at the shelter, here are only a few examples:  they can walk dogs, play with kittens, wash dogs, and help at shot clinics.

Smith Signs to William Carey University

On May 8, 2015, Jake Smith, the son of Kelton and Jill Smith signed a national letter of intent to play baseball for William Carey University. Jake will join the Crusaders as a catcher under Coach Halford.

MHSAA State Powerlifting Results

The Poplarville High School Powerlifting District winners competed in the MHSAA State Powerlifting Championship in Jackson, MS on Saturday, April 18th.  

3rd Place in the 132 lb. Weight Class - Turan Smith

4th Place in the 148 lb. Weight Class - Taylor Wells

4th Place in the 220 lb. Weight Class - Jesse Pernell

3rd Place in the Super Heavyweight Class - Shannon Nelson

2015-2016 Soccer Teams Announced

Soccer teams have been announced. Congratulations to the following:

Girls 2015-2016 Soccer Team

High School

Mallory Nuccio

Emily Schaubhut

Jill Hudnall

Merisa Myrick

Jasy Lee

Kaitlyn Barber

Kelsey Strahan

Annabeth Davis

Lexey Breerwood

Amber Smith

Gracie Smith

Ali Glasscock

Olivia Branum

Stormy Matthews

Candi Spiers

Karlee Price

Hannah McClendon

Kayla Perry

Anjolie Francis

Middle School

Renee Harris

Star Newson

Rachel Carpenter

Jolie Pervel

Angel Holloway

Hannah Spiers

Evelyn Kimbell

Jaycee Bridgers

Juliana Wells

Kaitlyn Williams

Chasity Dearman

Mollie Brown


Boys 2015-2016 Soccer Team

High School

Jonathan Burge

Ben Barry

Ethan Glasscock

Derrick Houston

Nick Hines

Dakota Penton

Josh Davis

Turan Smith

Austin Carter

Davis Hollingsworth

Dawson Brown

Nick Kirschbaum

Ethan McIntyre

Evan Smith

Mason Nodurft

Jayden Shaw

Bradley Stines

Ethan Spiers

Cade Johnson

Chris Hughes

Logan Santiago

Cameron Hodge

Austin Ashley

David Grey

Middle School

Micah Davis

Trae Wilson

Sonny Davis

Jonah Owen

Gavin McGowan

Preston Stuart

Seth Santiago

Maddux Francis

Mason Wheat

Gavin Lee

Mason Diamond

Clay Mikell


All baseball, softball, spring football, and track athletes will have a separate try-out once their respected sport finishes.


2015 Drum Majors and Color Guard Announced

PHS would like to send congratulations to:
2015 Drum Majors

Dalton Spiers
Ben Neff
2015 Color Guard

Kaitlen Steele Captain
Kaitlyn Stampley Co-Captain
Sarah Smith Co-Captain
Alyssa Rutherford
Anna Knoll
Cheyenne Spear
Courtney Odom
India Dedeaux
Isabel Shapiro
Karley Culpepper
Kayla Peters
Lexi Eaton
Mary Ruth Pridmore
Sarah Coleman
Shelbi King

Mercedes Mayfield Named Star Student

Mercedes Mayfield has been named as a STAR (Student-Teacher Achievement Recognition) Student for the 2014-2015 school year by the Mississippi Economic Council (MEC) M. B. Swayze Foundation, sponsor of the STAR program.
The Poplarville High School senior will be honored during the annual Education Celebration on April 30 at the Jackson Convention Center in downtown Jackson.
Star Students are selected on the basis of academic excellence.  Both American College Test scores and scholastic averages are compared to determine the school’s STAR student.  The STAR program encourages and promotes academic achievement among Mississippi’s high school seniors.  
Each STAR student is asked to designate a STAR Teacher, the teacher who has made the greatest contribution to the student’s scholastic achievement.  Mercedes designated Mrs. Lauren Owen as the STAR Teacher.