Hancock County, Indiana families and communities benefit from being home to four of Indiana’s consistently top-rated K-12 school districts. All four districts — Eastern Hancock, Greenfield-Central, Mt. Vernon, and Southern Hancock — have achieved the state’s coveted “A” rating for excellence and boast schools that have earned prestigious Four-Star status from the Indiana Department of Education. Several schools are STEM or STEAM certified, and others have been designated National Blue Ribbon Schools. From early learning through high school, students benefit from technology-rich environments and highly skilled teachers.
Even more impressive, the four districts pool resources and work cooperatively to expand the opportunities available to their students and limit costly duplication. That means high school students can participate in programs available at another high school, whether that involves dual-credit programs allowing them to graduate with college credits, or career and technical programs such as Project Lead the Way’s pre-engineering, biomedical sciences, and advanced computer animation classes. Parents can live in the community of their choice, knowing their children’s educational options won’t be limited.
With a wide range of career and technical education options available directly through the four districts and their relationships with nearby career centers, students gain marketable skills that allow them to enter high-paying fields upon graduation, or a solid foundation giving them a solid advantage for rigorous postsecondary programs. Some programs in Hancock County even allow students to earn associate degrees while they’re still in high school, and work-based learning programs deliver valuable real-world experience with local employers.