Award Year: 2021

East Hancock Elementary School

4221 Kiln Delisle Road
Kiln, MS, 39556-6068

(228) 255-6637

Dr. Stacey Lee, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Hancock County School District

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East Hancock Elementary is dedicated to academic excellence and provides a curriculum which fosters critical thinking, problem solving, and communication while encouraging a lifetime love of learning.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 3%
  • White: 88%
  • Hispanic: 2%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 4%
East Hancock Elementary House Rally

East Hancock Elementary House Rally

East Hancock Elementary (EHE), a K-5 elementary school located in Kiln, Mississippi, is one of four elementary schools in Hancock County School District. Our motto, "Live, Laugh, Love, Lead, Learn", is the cornerstone of the school wide house system at EHE. This concept is used as a Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS). Our house system promotes social and emotional connections and fosters a school wide family. To reinforce positive behaviors, students earn house points. Through multi-grade level activities and school house rallies, we encourage collaboration, healthy competition, teamwork and a sense of community, which in turn, builds connections between students and faculty. The house system at East Hancock Elementary allows us to be proactive in establishing a positive school climate.

Throughout the pandemic, an unprecedented global event, our school has adapted to meet the needs of our students by providing accessibility to technology for all our learners: both in-person and virtual. EHE is a 1:1 school with district Chromebooks issued to all students. This allows continuous communication among teachers and peers, as well as creating a technology-literate community.

Our teachers collaborate to provide high quality, standards-based instruction. Teachers maintain high academic standards for student learning and seek creative ways to purposely incorporate technology, including student Chromebooks, in class and at home. Data-driven instruction allows learners to have prescriptive support and enrichment to meet individual needs and ensure success of all students.