Reasons to Go Public

The Gulf Coast public school districts are charged with educating the students in our community and we love it! Strong schools filled with exceptional and caring educators leads to children that grow up with a love for learning.

Engage – Public schools engage students through…

Risk Taking
Critical thinking
Curious learning

Equip – Public schools equip students with…

Rigorous Curriculum
Multiple extracurricular opportunities
Special Programs
Cutting-edge technology
Certifications after high school
Life skills
Emotional intelligence

Empower – Public schools empower students to be…

Life-long learners
Globally connected
Culturally aware
Great collaborators
Financially literate
Future leaders
Lifelong learners


Mission Statement

Go Public Gulf Coast is a non-profit organization in the Gulf Coast area established to positively promote public education by generating awareness and understanding of the facts about the Independent School Districts (ISDs) in the Gulf Coast area. The organization participants include the ISDs, business community, and individual supporters.

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“Go Public Gulf Coast was created in an effort to showcase the wonderful things happening in our public schools and the opportunities we have available to ALL students. We [ISDs] have much to be proud of and it’s time that we educate the public with facts that demonstrate the effectiveness and long-lasting impact our schools have on every student, every day.”Bob Covey, Go Public Gulf Coast Board President