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Hancock Public School District



Welcome to Hancock Public Schools

Historical Perspective

The Hancock school district dates back to 1863 but because of a fire in 1869, records about this period are sketchy. The first school was a typical one-room structure furnished with hard wooden benches and heated by a round shaped wood stove.

In 1869, a union school was constructed on Franklin Street. The building was used until replaced in 1875. This building was destroyed by fire on July 25, 1922, and was succeeded by the present building currently owned by Finlandia University and formerly the Hancock Middle School, which was built in 1923.

Three additional school buildings were utilized during much of the 1900's; Edward Ryan, E.L. Wright and the Ripley School. Condon Field was dedicated in 1952, and the district's bus garage was acquired from the City of Hancock in 1963. Seventeen acres of land located east of Elevation Street was acquired from the Quincy Mining Co. as a grant in 1970. In 1988, the Hancock voters passed a 7.46 mil bond issue to build a $5,750,000.00 elementary school. In 1989 the building was opened for use.

In 1996, again the Hancock voters passed a bond issue to build a new High School building at the top of Quincy Hill. The new facility was occupied in April of 1999. Much of the new building's technology equipment was purchased due to a generous donation made by Mr. Richard Hermanson. In total, Mr. Hermanson furnished the district with nearly half a million dollars of technology equipment. The former Hancock Central High School, which served grades 7-12, was renovated to serve as a 6-8 Middle School. The new high school designed to accommodate the eventual addition of a separate middle school wing.

In May 2008, after 12 years utilizing the remodeled downtown building, yet another bond issue was passed by the voters. The new wing, built on to the existing high school was completed in December 2009 and the middle school students began instruction there in January 2010. The wing holds middle school classrooms, a gymnasium, administrative offices and a district auditorium. In addition to the middle school wing, the bond also allowed for a new roof and flooring at the elementary school, new carpeting in the high school and other improvements to the district's facilities.

Students eating lunch.

Demographic Perspective

Hancock is a community nestled on the north side of the Portage Waterway. The school district serves about 840 students in grades K-12. The school district is comprised of four townships (Franklin, Quincy, Hancock and the City of Hancock).

The Hancock Public School staff is a blend of experienced teachers and recently hired teachers. Rapport between staff members is excellent, and staff/administration rapport is also good.

Overlooking hallway of school.


At-A-Glance Calendar for the Week of May 20, 2019

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MON 20


WG Breaded Chicken Patty on Whole Grain Hamburger Bun


Pizza on Whole Wheat Crust (Cheese-V or Pepperoni*)


Board Meeting

TUE 21


V-Whole Grain Cheese Quesadilla


Taco Seasoned Beef served with with Nacho Cheese and Tortilla Pieces


High School Honors Convocation - 7:00 p.m.

WED 22


Beef Sloppy Joe on Whole Grain Hamburger Bun


Pizza on Whole Wheat Crust (Cheese-V or Pepperoni*)



THU 23


Stromboli, Ham, Pepperoni, Salami and Mozzarella Cheese in a WG Golden Crust


WG Popcorn Chicken Elementary: WW Dinner Roll; M/HS Only WG Onion Rings

FRI 24


V-WG Bosco Cheesy Stuffed Breadsticks with Marinara


Crispy Whole Grain Chicken Fingers w/ WG Roll

Middle and HS Only will be given a Cooks choice of one of the menued items above or featured item below: Tangarine Chicken, Stir-Fry Vegetables & Brown Rice

SAT 25

SUN 26