Phillips High School, located in the northeast Marion County town of Bear Creek, has a history of producing prominent alumni that are highly accomplished in their respective fields. The local school fills alumni and the community with a sense of pride. The small town atmosphere of Bear Creek and PHS has never inhibited students from achieving success both near and far. From extracurricular activities to academics, we want our students to maximize their potential. The faculty    and staff at PHS continue to promote this type of excellence on a daily basis. Each faculty member at PHS is highly qualified and works diligently each day to ensure that the children in the Bear Creek  community are prepared for their future in a global society. Please join us in accomplishing our mission at PHS - to create a safe learning environment where graduates are college or career ready and to become productive members of their community.

Principal Keith Smith                                                                           

BS, Mississippi State University, Secondary Math Education          

MS, University of West Alabama, Educational Administration

EDS, University of West Alabama, Instructional Leadership

The mission of Phillips High School to create a safe learning environment where graduates are college or career ready to become productive members of their community.

The vision and purpose of Phillips High School is to build a foundation of knowledge, skills, and experiences that prepares all students to become successful members of a global society.


                                                Phillips High School beliefs are:

1.        Students’ learning needs should be the primary focus of all decisions impacting              the work of the school.

2.        Students need to apply their learning in meaningful contexts.

3.        Students learn in different ways and should be provided with a variety of                          instructional approaches to support their learning.

4.        Students learn best when they are actively engaged in the learning process.

5.        Each student is a valued individual with unique physical, social, emotional and                 intellectual needs.

6.        A student’s self-esteem is enhanced by positive relationships and mutual respect            among and between students and staff.

7.        A safe and physically comfortable environment promotes student learning.

8.        Teachers, administrators, parents, and the community share the responsibility for            advancing the school’s mission.

9.        Schools need to function as a learning organization and promote opportunities                for all those who have a stake in the success of the school to work together as a            community of learners. 

10.      The commitment to continuous improvement is imperative if our school is going              to enable students to become confident, self-directed, lifelong learners.              

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