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City of Poplarville, Mississippi
200 Highway 26 East
Poplarville, MS 39470
601.795.8161 Phone
601.795.0141 Fax



Education is a priority among residents of Poplarville.  Excellent educational opportunities for all ages from kindergarten through sophomore level of college are available.

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   “Home of the Hornets”

The Poplarville Public School District is an example of performance across the state and nation.  PHS was recently awarded by U.S. News and World Reports bronze medal and ranked as one of the nation’s highest performing schools.  Poplarville Public School District is made up of:

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     “Home of the Wildcats”

Poplarville is home to Pearl River Community College, the oldest community college in the state of Mississippi.  Founded in 1909, the college boasts a distinguished history.  CNN Money recently ranked Pearl River among the country’s top 20 in providing students a solid academic foundation on which to build continued education. 

Pearl River has received a series of recognitions such as:

  • Top 150 asked to apply for 2015 for the Aspen Prize of Academic Excellence
  • Create a Career website ranks Pearl River as the 23 best community college nationally
  • ​ website lists PRCC as 28th best in the country


Poplarville Mississippi: Established in 1884 – derived from an early landowner named “Poplar” Jim Smith. - “Poplar” Jim was so named for a stand of Poplar trees on his homestead property in the county. Since the land was owned by Mr. “Poplar” Jim Smith, the county seat was named Poplarville. Poplar, any of several species of trees belonging to the genus Populus of the willow family (Salicaceae). The name Populus refers to the fact that the trees were often planted around public meeting places in Roman times.