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Why Southern Hancock

A-Rated District

Southern Hancock is proud to be an A-Rated district by the Indiana Department of Education.


The district’s ILEARN scores are in the top 7% in the state of Indiana, #1 in Hancock County, and #1 in the Hoosier Heritage Conference.

Early College Program

Students in the New Palestine High School Early College Program have earned 71 Associate Degrees, 7,200 college credit hours, and have saved over $2M compared to traditional college costs.

Unique Opportunities

Unique curricular opportunities in business, marketing, nutrition, engineering, education, and trades to help guide students to career paths they have an interest in.

Robotics Program

New Palestine Junior High is the home of the 2022 VEX Robotics State Champions

Curricular Offerings

Twenty engaging and challenging Advanced Placement and Dual Credit curricular offerings.

Graduation Rate

A graduation rate near 96%, in the top 20% of schools in Indiana and #1 in Hancock County

Teacher Salary

In the top five corporations in Indiana for starting teacher salary and in the top 5% of all Indiana districts in average teacher salary


New Palestine High School offers 26 athletic teams and is the home of 10 team and eight individual IHSAA champions, plus seven IHSAA Mental Attitude Awards.

Welcome Message From the Superintendent

Dr. Lisa Lantrip, Superintendent

Welcome to the 2023-24 school year at Southern Hancock! It’s going to be an extraordinary year. At Southern Hancock Schools, we strive for excellence. Our educators work diligently to prepare innovative lessons designed to meet today’s changing educational standards. This cutting-edge, personalized instruction will ensure our students are engaged in high-level learning.