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Petal High School Achieves Status as a U.S. News & World Report Best High School

April 27, 2022

PETAL, Miss. – Petal High School (PHS) has earned high national, state and metro-area rankings in the U.S. News and World Report’s 2022 Best High Schools based on performance on state tests, graduation rate and how well the school prepares students for college.

PHS ranked #1 in the Hattiesburg, MS Metro Area High School category, #3 in Mississippi High Schools, and in the top 40% nationally.

“I am so proud of our great faculty, staff and students,” said Dr. Matt Dillon, Petal School District superintendent of schools. “They work hard to make the most of every educational opportunity, and their hard work continues to pay off.”

The 2022 edition of Best High Schools includes a numerical ranking of almost 18,000 public high schools nationwide, as well as detailed school-specific information on enrollment, graduation rates, student body demographics, location, school type and results of state assessments as well as Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate tests.

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