West Hancock Elementary School

23350 Highway 43
Picayune, MS 39466
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Top 30%
Serving 335 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, West Hancock Elementary School ranks in the top 30% of all schools in Mississippi for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45-49% (which is approximately equal to the Mississippi state average of 47%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 55-59% (which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 42%).
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Mississippi state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 57% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 335 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 10%
  • : Top 30% in MS
  • : 45-49% (Top 50%)
  • : 55-59% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MS Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

West Hancock Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Mississippi for:

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School Overview

West Hancock Elementary School's student population of 335 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has grown by 13% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
335 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
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School Rankings

West Hancock Elementary School ranks within the top 30% of all 805 schools in Mississippi (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of West Hancock Elementary School is 0.19, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (MS)
#226 out of 805 schools
(Top 30%)
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45-49%
47%
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55-59%
42%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of West Hancock Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Mississippi by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
2%
4%
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Black
4%
47%
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White
90%
43%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.19
This chart display the diversity score of West Hancock Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Mississippi by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
99%
100%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (19-20)
12%
6%
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Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MS Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is West Hancock Elementary School's ranking?
West Hancock Elementary School is ranked #226 out of 805 schools, which ranks it among the top 30% of public schools in Mississippi.
What schools are West Hancock Elementary School often compared to?
West Hancock Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like South Side Lower Elementary School, Poplarville Lower Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
45-49% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 47% MS state average), while 55-59% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 42% MS state average).
How many students attend West Hancock Elementary School?
335 students attend West Hancock Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
90% of West Hancock Elementary School students are White, 4% of students are Black, 4% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Hispanic.
What is the student:teacher ratio of West Hancock Elementary School?
West Hancock Elementary School has a student ration of 13:1, which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 14:1.
What grades does West Hancock Elementary School offer ?
West Hancock Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is West Hancock Elementary School part of?
West Hancock Elementary School is part of Hancock Co School Dist School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 335 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 10%
  • : Top 30%
  • : 45-49% (Top 50%)
  • : 55-59% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MS Dept. of Education

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