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Academic Excellence

At Southern Hancock Schools our vision is "Achieving our Personal Best in Pursuit of Excellence". We strive for excellence in every area of education. Our school district is a top performing district in the state of Indiana.

  • The district was awarded an overall Letter Grade "A" by the Indiana Department of Education.
  • New Palestine High School is a recipient of the National Blue Ribbon Award.
  • New Palestine High School and Doe Creek Middle School were previously named an Indiana Four Star School
  • Doe Creek Middle School is one of 36 schools statewide to become STEM-Certified.
  • Newsweek Magazine chose New Palestine High school as one of the best high schools in the country.
  • The Indiana Chamber of Commerce has rated New Palestine High School as a "Best Buy" every year for more than a decade.
  • A New Palestine High School senior has been awarded the distinction of Lilly Scholar multiple times.
  • Southern Hancock offers academic, practical, vocational, fine arts, and athletic programs.
  • Southern Hancock offers 1:1 technology for all students Kindergarten through 12th grade.
  • Southern Hancock Elementary Schools have participated and had success in the Purdue-sponsored IASP Math Bowl and Spell Bowl Competitions.
  • Each of our Southern Hancock Elementary Schools is a Riley Caring and Sharing Miracle School.
  • Southern Hancock Elementary Schools hold a well-attended Fine Arts Festival annually for the students.
  • New Palestine High School received recognition for its Advanced Placement Programs from the Indiana Department of Education for being one of Indiana's Top 20 High Schools.