Hancock High School

Summary:

Hancock High School is a public high school located in Kiln, Mississippi, serving 1,187 students in grades 9-12. The school is part of the Harrison County School District, which is ranked 7th out of 130 districts in Mississippi and has a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Hancock High School consistently outperforms the state average in standardized test scores across all subject areas, including a 89.9% proficiency rate in Algebra I compared to the state average of 65.8%. The school has maintained a strong statewide ranking, placing within the top 8 high schools in Mississippi for the 2022-2023 school year and earning a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger. However, Hancock High School has a predominantly white student population at 82.06%, which is higher than the more diverse nearby schools like Bay High School and Pass Christian High School. Additionally, Hancock High School has an exceptionally high rate of 99.75% of students qualifying for free and reduced lunch, indicating significant economic challenges among the student population.

Despite the socioeconomic challenges, Hancock High School has a relatively low student-teacher ratio of 15.1, which may contribute to the school's academic success. When compared to nearby schools in the Harrison County School District and surrounding areas, Hancock High School stands out as a top performer, consistently demonstrating academic excellence. As the school continues to evolve, it will be important to consider how it can best support the diverse needs of its student population and ensure that all students have access to the resources and opportunities they need to succeed.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 7084 Stennis Airport Drive
       Kiln, MS  39556


(228) 467-2251

District: Hancock County School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
8th of 226 Mississippi High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,055 Help


Feeder schools for Hancock High School:

Elementary:    East Hancock Elementary School
    Hancock North Central Elementary
    South Hancock Elementary School
    West Hancock Elementary School
Middle:    Hancock Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.1 Help
Number of students:  1,187

Racial breakdown:

White:
82.1%
African American:
9.0%
Two or more races:
5.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  99.7% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Hancock High School ranks better than 96.5% of high schools in Mississippi. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 88.7. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (82.1%), African American (9%), two or more races (5.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 99.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Hancock High School is 15.1. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Hancock High School is $9,055.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Hancock High School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Hancock High School 8th of 226 Mississippi public high schools. (See Hancock High School in the ranking list.)

Hancock County School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Hancock County School District 7th of 130 Mississippi school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Hancock High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 59.26 102nd 232 56.0%
2005 68.40 62nd 232 73.3%
2006 68.32 66th 232 71.6%
2007 73.45 47th 232 79.7%
2008 77.54 27th 235 88.5%
2009 64.53 86th 235 63.4%
2010 62.54 94th 235 60.0%
2011 78.03 24th 244 90.2%
2012 80.85 24th 241 90.0%
2013 80.64 25th 238 89.5%
2014 85.64 7th 236 97.0%
2015 74.25 34th 226 85.0%
2016 75.74 36th 231 84.4%
2017 71.85 53rd 237 77.6%
2018 67.34 64th 233 72.5%
2019 74.43 39th 233 83.3%
2021 68.19 67th 231 71.0%
2022 79.98 33rd 228 85.5%
2023 88.70 8th 226 96.5%
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Data source: test scores: Mississippi Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Hancock High School Test Scores
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Data source: Mississippi Department of Education

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Reviews:
by a parent
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Open Quote Excellent high school with wonderful teachers, parents, and students. The school spirit is amazing. I am also beyond satisfied with the education program choices that go beyond just the basics. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Hancock High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1990 876 48 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 927
1991 1072 60 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 1133
1992 1023 104 0 15 0 n/a n/a 0 1142
1993 1189 100 10 12 0 n/a n/a 0 1311
1994 1294 111 8 16 0 n/a n/a 0 1429
1995 1379 92 3 15 4 n/a n/a 0 1493
1996 1379 92 3 15 4 n/a n/a 0 1493
1997 1420 86 3 18 6 n/a n/a 0 1533
1998 1485 85 3 22 12 n/a n/a 0 1607
1999 1551 86 10 29 5 n/a n/a 0 1681
2000 1627 79 11 20 6 n/a n/a 0 1743
2001 1040 42 8 15 0 n/a n/a 0 1105
2002 1096 57 12 16 3 n/a n/a 0 1184
2003 1096 57 12 16 3 n/a n/a 0 1184
2004 1127 48 7 14 4 n/a n/a 0 1200
2005 1085 40 9 12 2 n/a n/a 0 1148
2006 1081 28 10 11 3 n/a n/a 0 1133
2007 1069 44 11 15 2 n/a n/a 0 1141
2008 1123 48 11 16 1 n/a n/a 0 1199
2009 1157 45 7 19 4 0 0 0 1232
2010 1196 54 7 22 3 0 6 0 1288
2011 1203 67 7 31 3 0 7 0 1318
2012 1197 78 9 27 2 1 12 0 1326
2013 1128 81 10 28 2 2 14 0 1265
2014 1123 71 11 30 1 0 20 0 1256
2015 1145 82 13 27 0 1 15 0 1283
2016 1179 80 16 24 1 2 19 0 1321
2017 1144 90 13 25 1 3 22 0 1298
2018 1174 97 14 30 1 3 23 0 1342
2019 1150 85 15 31 4 1 37 0 1323
2020 1138 96 11 30 4 2 50 0 1331
2021 1101 109 13 28 5 0 50 0 1306
2022 1016 109 9 31 4 0 61 0 1230
2023 974 107 10 30 3 0 63 0 1187

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Hancock High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1990 927 49.4 18.7 n/a
1991 1133 60.8 18.6 n/a
1992 1142 66.8 17.0 40.8
1993 1311 65.3 20.1 57.5
1994 1429 71.0 20.1 56.1
1995 1493 76.1 19.6 54.1
1996 1493 76.1 19.6 54.1
1997 1533 83.5 18.4 52.9
1998 1607 89.2 18.0 51.3
1999 1681 96.7 17.4 61.8
2000 1743 102.3 17.0 62.8
2001 1105 61.3 18.0 58.7
2002 1184 68.1 17.4 61.4
2003 1184 68.1 17.4 61.4
2004 1200 71.5 16.8 53.3
2005 1148 61.3 18.7 51.5
2006 1133 67.4 16.8 99.7
2007 1141 71.4 16.0 69.4
2008 1199 66.8 17.9 63.3
2009 1232 73.0 16.9 58.7
2010 1288 67.4 19.1 59.4
2011 1318 68.1 19.3 61.8
2012 1326 63.5 20.8 54.1
2013 1265 67.6 18.6 60.9
2014 1256 69.0 18.1 61.1
2015 1283 69.0 18.5 60.6
2016 1321 68.0 19.4 60.5
2017 1298 75.4 17.1 58.2
2018 1342 73.3 18.2 61.9
2019 1323 74.1 17.8 56.8
2020 1331 71.2 18.6 60.8
2021 1306 75.3 17.3 99.8
2022 1230 77.5 15.8 99.8
2023 1187 78.4 15.1 99.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Hancock High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1990 927 49.4 18.7 n/a
1991 1133 60.8 18.6 n/a
1992 1142 66.8 17.0 40.8
1993 1311 65.3 20.1 57.5
1994 1429 71.0 20.1 56.1
1995 1493 76.1 19.6 54.1
1996 1493 76.1 19.6 54.1
1997 1533 83.5 18.4 52.9
1998 1607 89.2 18.0 51.3
1999 1681 96.7 17.4 61.8
2000 1743 102.3 17.0 62.8
2001 1105 61.3 18.0 58.7
2002 1184 68.1 17.4 61.4
2003 1184 68.1 17.4 61.4
2004 1200 71.5 16.8 53.3
2005 1148 61.3 18.7 51.5
2006 1133 67.4 16.8 99.7
2007 1141 71.4 16.0 69.4
2008 1199 66.8 17.9 63.3
2009 1232 73.0 16.9 58.7
2010 1288 67.4 19.1 59.4
2011 1318 68.1 19.3 61.8
2012 1326 63.5 20.8 54.1
2013 1265 67.6 18.6 60.9
2014 1256 69.0 18.1 61.1
2015 1283 69.0 18.5 60.6
2016 1321 68.0 19.4 60.5
2017 1298 75.4 17.1 58.2
2018 1342 73.3 18.2 61.9
2019 1323 74.1 17.8 56.8
2020 1331 71.2 18.6 60.8
2021 1306 75.3 17.3 99.8
2022 1230 77.5 15.8 99.8
2023 1187 78.4 15.1 99.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Hancock High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $478 (5.3%) $8,577 (94.7%) $9,055

Data source: Mississippi Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Hancock High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 39th of 233 High schoolsRanks 8th of 226 High schools
 13.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course Algebra I (Hancock High School)62.689.9
 27.3%
   End of Course Algebra I (Hancock County School District)62.689.9
 27.3%
   End of Course Algebra I (Mississippi)49.365.8
 16.5%
End of Course English II (Hancock High School)51.970.5
 18.6%
   End of Course English II (Hancock County School District)51.970.5
 18.6%
   End of Course English II (Mississippi)43.950.1
 6.2%
End of Course Biology (Hancock High School)73.380.1
 6.8%
   End of Course Biology (Hancock County School District)73.380.1
 6.8%
   End of Course Biology (Mississippi)57.260.9
 3.7%
End of Course U.S. History1 (Hancock High School)59.687.2
 27.6%
   End of Course U.S. History1 (Hancock County School District)59.687.2
 27.6%
   End of Course U.S. History1 (Mississippi)55.571.4
 15.9%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students13231187
 10.3%
African American85107
 25.9%
American Indian43
 25%
Asian1510
 33.3%
Hispanic3130
 3.2%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White1150974
 15.3%
Two or More Races3763
 70.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients56.8%99.7%
 42.9%


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Yes! Hancock High School is one of the best high schools in the state. It ranks 8th of 226 Mississippi high schools.

Students at Hancock High School are 82% White, 9% African American, 5% Two or more races, 3% Hispanic.

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,187 students attended Hancock High School.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Mississippi Department of Education.

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