Harrison County School District
The high school located in Gulfport (West Harrison HS) consists of a 142,513 sf facility with athletic fields and associated parking areas with a capacity of 1,430 students throughout a front main academic wing and a rear area which includes a media center, gymnasium, cafeteria and band hall. The high school in D’Iberville (D’Iberville HS) consists of a slightly larger 164,575 sf facility with the same related amenities. Both facilities serve as a FEMA sanctioned community storm shelter for coast residents. As a shelter, the building was designed to be completely self-operational and withstand 200-mph winds. Overall construction was comprised of load bearing CMU block walls with brick veneer facade and pre-cast panels.