Pass Christian School District

Pass Christian Middle School After Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina formed on August 23, 2005, over the Bahamas in the Atlantic Ocean. It is the deadliest, as well as one of the costliest, hurricanes in the history of the United States. The sixth-strongest Atlantic hurricane ever recorded - and the third-strongest hurricane that's made landfall - Katrina was the deadliest U.S. hurricane since the 1928 Okeechobee Hurricane. Nearly 2,000 people lost their lives in the hurricane and related floods.

The hurricane caused the most severe damage along the north-central Gulf Coast in Mississippi - devastating Waveland, Bay St. Louis, Pass Christian, Long Beach, Gulfport, Biloxi, Ocean Springs, and Pascagoula. In Louisiana, the New Orleans flood protection system failed in 53 different places. Almost every levee in metro New Orleans breached as Hurricane Katrina passed east of the city, subsequently flooding 80 percent of the city and many neighboring parishes. The storm is estimated to have been responsible for $81.2 billion in damage, making it the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history. 

Pass Christian School District - devastated by Hurricane Katrina - is just one of the school systems that received help through our "Rebuilding Schools" program. The school district was one of the most devastated by Hurricane Katrina. The picture (above left) shows the remains of the middle school's auditorium.