Hancock County Public School

Find Hancock County Iowa public schools, including charter schools, k-12, elementary, middle, and high schools. Public schools provide information on tuition, school rankings, school enrollment, education, curriculum, classes, records, and teacher-student ratios.


Corwith-Wesley High School 408 SE Elm St Corwith IA 50430 515-583-2304


Crystal Lake School 120 West 5th Street Crystal Lake IA 50432 641-565-3322

Garner Elementary School 1080 Division Street Garner IA 50438 641-923-2831

Garner-Hayfield Middle School 1080 Division Street Garner IA 50438 641-923-2809

Garner-Hayfield-Ventura High School 605 West Lyons Street Garner IA 50438 641-923-2632

West Hancock High School 510 9th Avenue Southwest Britt IA 50423 641-843-3863

West Hancock Middle School 420 9th Avenue Southwest Britt IA 50423 641-843-3863

West Hancock Middle School 423 East 5th Street Kanawha IA 50447 641-762-3261

About Hancock County Public Schools

Hancock County Public Schools are tuition-free, publicly funded schools that are legally required to accept and provide an education to all children from Kindergarten age through Grade 12 in Hancock County, IA. Each of the fifty state constitutions includes a requirement for the provision of a Public School system, and each state, including Iowa, also has a compulsory education law that requires school-age children to attend school.

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  • Admissions policies and enrollment
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  • Academics and school curriculum
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Hancock County School District

Hancock County Public Schools operate within school districts which are separate entities responsible for administering Public Schools. Hancock County school districts are led by boards or commissions who set policy for the district and appoint a Superintendent of Schools. Board and commission members may be elected by voters within the district, or in some cases may be appointed by the legislative body that serves the Hancock County district. While the Iowa State impose frameworks and some minimum requirements for length of school year, teacher qualifications, curriculum and other elements of public education, the Hancock County school district has significant latitude within these frameworks and the authority to manage the day-to-day operation of Public Schools.

Types of Hancock County Public Schools

Hancock County Public Schools are largely organized into three groups, each serving different grade levels. Hancock County Elementary Schools typically serve students from Pre-K, Kindergarten or Grade 1 through Grade 5 or Grade 6. While all Public School districts begin Primary School by Grade 1, not all offer Kindergarten or Pre-K grades. Hancock County Middle Schools cover Grades 6 or 7 through Grade 8. Hancock County High Schools covers Grades 9 through 12. In small school districts, all grades may be served in one school. The completion of Grade 12 is generally considered to indicate student readiness for post-secondary education.

Specialized Public Schools in Hancock County

Many Public School districts offer alternatives to traditional Public School structures, including Charter Schools and Magnet Schools. Hancock County Charter Schools are Public Schools initiated by a parent or community group or organization to serve a special population or to provide special curricula or instructional practices. They are formed by a special charter or agreement with the school district that grants them additional flexibility in how they operate. Hancock County Magnet Schools are Public Schools that offer a specialized theme or subject emphasis, such as science and technology, international and cultural studies, or the arts.