This is a proud moment for our entire Hancock Public School community. The National Blue Ribbon Award is considered the highest honor that an American school can achieve. It is a prestigious award that exemplifies excellence in education. “Each school that is given the honor of a Blue Ribbon Award shares several key characteristics: they have administrators and teachers who are dedicated to high standards of learning for all students, they engage in data collection and analysis to determine the efficacy of instruction and assessment, they have students who demonstrate academic excellence, and they undertake professional development to stay at the forefront of best practices.” (Public School Review) Of the more than 98,000 public schools in the United States, to be one of 312 public schools who earned this award is a testament to the hard work and commitment of our staff, students, parents, and community. They work tirelessly as a team, supporting one another and working together in the pursuit of excellence. As it states on our website, “Hancock, the small school that makes a BIG difference.” This is so much more than a banner on our website. We have a small K-12 school approach with a simple focus to do it right. We care. We communicate. We connect. This is what makes Hancock Public a National Blue Ribbon School.